Just out of reach: Wildcat rally comes up short

Marmaton Valley High staged a furious rally, but came up two points shy as a pair of last-second shots rimmed out in a 58-56 loss to Hartford in the MV season-opener.

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December 1, 2023 - 2:49 PM

Marmaton Valley High's Tyler Lord (21) drives to the lane against Hartford Thursday, courtesy of a screen set up by teammate Chase Smith, (24). Photo by Richard Luken / Iola Register

MORAN — Marmaton Valley High crammed a season’s worth of thrills, spills, and finally disappointment, into its opener Thursday.

In the end, too many missed chances — especially from the free throw line — proved to be Marmaton Valley’s undoing in a 58-56 loss to visiting Hartford.

“We had a chance at the end,” head coach Cornell Walls said. “It was  a good first game, with a good atmosphere. It was good to get it all out there to begin the season.”

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