Marion Giant Jalen Blackmon scored 17 first half points to keep Marion within 3 against Homestead at the half. But the third and fourth quarters belonged to the Spartans as they defeated the Giants 57-41 on Saturday night.
Blackmon ended the night with 28 but didn’t have enough help as the rest of the Giants combined for only 13 points as Marion dropped their second straight game.
After Blackmon’s 28, Dre Aguilar scored 5, Josh Balfour had 4, RaSheed Jones and Louis Guerrero each had 2. The Giants are now 1-2 and will travel to play NCC foe Richmond on Friday night at 7:30 pm.
Marion’s JV team lost 55-47 and were led in scoring by Matthew Goolsby with 21, Jake McCarthy had 11 and Rodney Gipson scored 9.