The Marshall girls' basketball team assured itself of a winning record heading into the holiday break Friday with a 45-26 non-conference home win over Richmond.
The Lady Owls didn't add to their 12-5 first quarter lead during the second period, but came out of the break with a 14-4 run to keep the Lady Spartans (2-6) from challenging.
Senior Jashawna Terry led Marshall's balanced attack with 11 points, with junior Karson Heying providing eight points. Senior Stephanie Markes contributed four points, nine rebounds and three steals.
The Lady Owls (5-2) take a three-game winning streak into Tuesday's non-conference tilt at Warrensburg, which they beat last month during the MHS Shoot-out, 57-34.
MALTA BEND -- Malta Bend went into the fourth quarter with a one-point lead Friday, but score only three points the rest of the way during a 32-27 non-conference home loss to Calhoun.
Junior Danielle Kiser made two shots from the field and four from the free-throw line as the Lady Tigers recovered from a two-point halftime deficit with a 10-2 third period.
However, senior Courtney Rotramel connected three times for eight points down the stretch, finishing with 16 points for the Lady Eagles (2-3).
Kiser led all scorers with 19 points for Malta Bend, which hosts Bunceton for a CCAA contest Thursday.
MALTA BEND -- Senior Travis Redding torched the Malta Bend boys for 35 points Friday to give Calhoun a 94-32 non-conference road win.
Redding hit five shots during the Eagles' 28-4 first quarter, and he was just getting started. He had 12 more points during the second frame to build a 41-point halftime lead.
Calhoun (3-3) had four players score in double figures, including senior Denton Harris with 17 points.
Senior Danny Kiehl knocked down five three-pointers on his way to 18 points for the Tigers (1-5).