Posted On: 03/3/18 1:19 PM
Five Takeaways: Marysville vs. Holton
HOLTON, Kan. — The second of two sub-state semifinals on Friday saw No. 2 seeded Marysville knock off Holton on the Wildcats home floor with a 64-42 win.
With the win, Marysville advances to face top seeded Rock Creek at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Here, Prep Hoops Kansas takes a look at five things that stood out in the contest.
Pieschl one of the state’s best
Marysville 6’4 2018 guard/forward Gabe Pieschl showed why he is among the state’s premier players in Class 4A on Friday. He has the ability to handle the ball and create off the bounce, can shoot from the outside and scores around the basket. He knocked down a pair of 3-pointers in the first quarter then added two more buckets in limited time in the second quarter as Marysville turned the contest into an early route.
Meinhardt tough in the paint
Marysville 2018 post Bryson Meinhardt is a tough, physical interior player who likes to mix it up in the paint and doesn’t back down. He worked hard for some easy buckets and free throw opportunities on Friday and was also big on the boards at both ends of the floor. Although he is listed at 6’3, Meinhardt plays much bigger than his listed height due to his strength.
Rader a smooth guard
Marysville 5’11 2018 point guard Tyler Rader is a smooth ball handler and leader at the point and showed on Friday he can lead a team and score when needed. He knocked down a pair of early 3-pointers and had seven quick points in the first quarter before sitting much of the second quarter as Marysville built a big first half lead.
Haussler an underrated performer for Holton
A 5’11 2018 guard, Holton’s AJ Haussler provided some rare bright spots for host Holton on Friday as he went for nine points in the first half and showed the ability to get to the basket and the free throw line. He added a 3-pointer and provided much of the early scoring punch for the Wildcats.
Wright provides some punch off the bench
A 5’10 sophomore, Trey Wright gave the Wildcats some good minutes off the bench for Holton on Friday, knocking down a 3 in the second quarter, scoring four points and adding four rebounds in the first half. Wright is a strong, inslde-outside player who plays with intensity.