Marion, AL. – Behind the scoring of freshman Jamareo Duggan, the MMI Tigers defeated the Wallace Community College Patriots, 75-57, Tuesday evening. Both teams came out slow on offense with the game remaining scoreless through three minutes of play. That pace continued and at the 16:16 mark both teams were tied at just two points apiece. Marion put together a small run midway through the first half and took a 34-30 lead into halftime.
The Tigers' attack mode continued early in the second half as they were able to build upon the lead, pushing it to double digits with over fourteen minutes to play in the game. The Patriots fought back to within three but Marion was able to extend their lead to double digits once again and earn the victory.
Duggan led all scorers with 25 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the floor and 7-for-8 from the free throw line. Ronnie Baylark, Jr. scored nine points and grabbed a team high nine rebounds in limited action. Chase Garvin scored four points while teammates Miles Perdue and Charles Steele, Jr. each finished with eight points. Also scoring for the home team was Dotson Griffin, Jr. (7), Malik Musgrove (6), Braxton Abrams (5), and Christian Bradford (3).
Marion, 5-4 on the season, will travel to Andalusia Thursday in a rematch with Lurleen B. Wallace Community College. The Tigers will host Bishop State Community College Tuesday, December 9, at 7:00 p.m. All fans will receive FREE ADMISSION to the December 9th game with one canned/non-perishable food item.