The Lady Giants started their season off with an impressive 59-52 win against Pendleton Heights in Bill Green Arena.
Ra Shaya Kyle and junior Jazmyn Turner led the team with 14 points each. Along with her 14 points, Ra Shaya .had 21 rebounds while Jazymn had 16 boards
Other players scoring for the Lady Giants were, Del’Rea Horton came off the Giants bench with 10 points, Ellie Vermilion added nine and Del’Reann Horton finished with eight. Ayana Harvey and Kaylynn Scher each scored two points apiece.
The Lady Giants started the 3rd quarter with a 12 – 0 run that put them up 32 – 23. Because of the defensive pressure the Lady Giants put on the Lady Arabians, it took the Lady Arabians almost 4 minutes to score in 2nd half.
Each time the Lady Arabians made a run at the Lady Giants in the 2nd half, the Lady Giants were up to the challenge as they converted 11- 14 free throws.
Marion (1-0) will host Harrison (West Lafayette) Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in its first North Central Conference game of the season.