Marietta - Hannah Kroft owned the paint.
The 6-foot-1 junior pivot player scored 28 points and grabbed a varsity career-high 21 rebounds to lead Marietta High to a 74-63 triumph over Warren High Monday night in girls’ basketball action at Sutton Gymnasium.
“You know, I had no clue that Hannah had 28 points until about a minute left in the game, and I said ‘Wow!'” said MHS head coach Allen Ruth. “She really crashed the boards tonight. She was a workhorse.”
Tia Jarvis added 14 points, including four triples, while Morgan Altenburger and Jessica Smith netted 13 and eight markers, respectively.
“Tia and Morgan both hit some big shots,” Ruth said, “And Jessica controlled the game. I just can’t say enough about all of the girls.”
Marietta improved its record to 3-4 overall.
“I tell you what, the girls wanted this one so bad,” said Ruth, whose Tigers improved their overall record to 3-4. “If we play like we did tonight, we can hang with everybody on our schedule.”
Warren (5-3) was paced byMolly Grayson’s 17 points. Olivia Alloway chipped in with 16, all in the first half, and Madison Miller had seven.
“It wasn’t our best night,” said WHS boss Amy Colgrove. “But give Marietta credit. They came out with a lot of intensity and played well. They killed us on the boards. We didn’t do a good job at all rebounding as a whole team. With that many second-chance points, it was tough to beat them.”