JACKSON – The Marshall boys basketball team shot 62-percent from the floor in an 82-59 win over Jackson County Central on Tuesday night.

“When they played us the first time around at home, it was a very competitive game,” said Marshall head coach Travis Carroll. “We were getting ready for a tough challenge tonight, and our guys came out and made a nice run in the first half.”

The Tigers took advantage of a nearly 20-point halftime lead over their Southwest Conference opponent in Jackson.

“We were able to create some turnovers and turn some long rebounds into easy opportunities on the other end,” Carroll said. “That’s a big part of our offense. Our guys were definitely doing that well at times.”

Riley Sharbono led Marshall with a 29-point, 11-rebound double-double to go with four steals. C.D. Douglas and Connor Winkelman each scored 13 points and pulled down six rebounds in the win.

“Within our offense, teammates were finding them open for shots. They were finding teammates open for shots also,” said Carroll. “It wasn’t anything special we were doing with the guys, they were working the ball with one another.”

Carroll said that teamwork was key as the Tigers racked up 21 assists as a team.

“They were sharing the basketball pretty well,” Carroll said. “We ended up with 21 assists as a team, which is a really nice number to have. It tells you we were finding our open teammates, but we were also hitting shots.”

The Huskies were led by Jon Harmening, who had a 23-point, 10-rebound night, but also fouled out of the contest.

“He ended up shooting 9-for-10 from the field,” said Carroll. “We would have liked to have done a better job on him. Defensively we have a ways to go. We were undisciplined at times. We’re still trying to approve on that end of the floor.”

Marshall will have a week-long break as they don’t see the court again until next Tuesday when they play host to Redwood Valley.

“They are right behind us in conference standings, so that’s going to be a big game,” Carroll said. “It’s going to be important to get some good practices in and get ready for that game next week.”


JACKSON COUNTY CENTRAL (9-7 OVERALL, 3-4 SOUTHWEST): Joseph Brinkman 1-1 1-2 3, Scott Christopher 1-1 1-2 3, Zach Schwarting 3-10 1-2 8, Jon Harmening 9-10 5-6 23, Darnell Taylor-Breck 3-11 0-0 7, Colton Timmer 2-6 0-2 5, Brady Place 2-9 2-2 7, Bodey Behrends 0-0 3-7 3. TOTALS: 21-48 (44%) 13-23 (57%) 59.

MARSHALL (12-3 OVERALL, 7-0 SOUTHWEST): C.D. Douglas 5-6 1-2 13, Reece Winkelman 1-2 0-0 2, Noah Winkelman 2-4 1-2 5, Connor Winkelman 4-8 3-4 13, Nick Saugstad 1-3 0-0 2, Andrew Hmielewski 4-5 0-0 8, Jon Wyffles 0-1 2-2 2, Riley Sharbono 11-19 4-6 29, Zack Drum 1-1 0-0 2, Jordan Schroeder 3-3 0-0 6. TOTALS: 32-52 (62%) 11-16 (69%) 82.

HALFTIME: Marshall 47, Jackson County Central 28. 3-POINT FIELD GOALS: Jackson County Central 4-16 (Schwarting 1-3, Taylor-Breck 1-5, Timmer 1-3, Place 1-5); Marshall 7-15 (Douglas 2-3, C. Winkelman 2-4, Sharbono 3-6). REBOUNDS: Jackson County Central 26 (Harmening 10); Marshall 33 (Sharbono 11, Douglas 6, N. Winkelman 6). TOTAL FOULS (FOULED OUT): Jackson County Central 17 (Harmening); Marshall 20 (none). TECHNICAL FOULS: None. ASSISTS: Jackson County Central 6 (Schwarting 2, Taylor-Breck 2); Marshall 21 (Douglas 5, C. Winkelman 4). STEALS: Jackson County Central 6 (Harmening 2); Marshall 12 (Sharbono 4). BLOCKED SHOTS: Jackson County Central 2 (Behrands 2); Marshall 2 (Schroeder 1, Douglas 1). TURNOVERS: Jackson County Central 16; Marshall 16.