Riley Blomberg added eight points ….
Riley Blomberg added eight points for Prentice, who won games on back-toback nights after beating Lake Holcombe Monday.
Rib Lake will meet two more Marawood North rivals this week, traveling to Phillips Friday and hosting Athens Tuesday for 7:15 p.m. tip times.
Marathon 63, Rib Lake 38
Jaden Koeller was the only Red Raider that gave Rib Lake problems in Thursday’s first half, but the entire Marathon squad picked things up offensively in the second half, allowing the home team to pull away for a 63-38 Marawood crossover win.
Koeller scored 11 of his game-high 19 points in the first half, accounting for just over half of Marathon’s output. The Red Raiders led 20-14 at halftime as Rib Lake got seven early points from Thiede and an early 3-pointer from Wudi to stay close.
But the Redmen, who made just seven two-point shots in the entire game, weren’t able to keep pace in the second half. Matt VandeBoom, who was scoreless in the first half, broke loose for 11 second-half points, including a pair of 3s; Koeller added eight more points, including one shot from long range, and Brock Warren scored all 11 of his points.
Marathon outscored Rib Lake 43-24 in the half to improve to 3-1.
For the first time in the early season, Rib Lake did find some outside shooting success, knocking down seven 3-pointers. Five of those long-range bombs came in the second half from five different players –– Wudi, Vlach, Borchardt, Matthew Siroin and Logan Blomberg.
Blomberg and Thiede wound up leading Rib Lake with seven points apiece. That was a varsity career high for Thiede, who added four assists and three steals. Wudi scored six points and Vlach had five points and two assists. Siroin’s five points all came in the second half.
Borchardt had three points, four assists and two steals. Patrick was held to two points, but he had a team-high seven rebounds and two steals. Trey Klemann had a first-half hoop and two rebounds. Yanko added a late free throw.