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Marine City upends Marysville to go to 7-0 WITH PHOTO GALLERY

  • Marine City's Antonia Potvin (1) scored a team-high 11 points to help the Mariners to a 44-37 victory over Marysville Friday, Jan. 6, 2017. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marysville's Hannah Delor (23) gets her shot blocked by Marine City's Paige Tranchida. Delor had a game-high 14 points in a loss to the Mariners Friday. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)
  • Marine City got the best of MAC Gold rival Marysville Friday, Jan. 7. The Mariners topped the Vikings 44-37. (MIPrepZone photo gallery by Randy Castro)

The Mariners finally got the monkey off their back.

After dropping six games over the last three seasons to the Vikings, Marine City got the best of Marysville 44-37 Friday night.

Antonia Potvin scored 11 points — seven of which came at the free throw line — to pace Marine City, which improves to 7-0 (2-0 MAC Gold) with the victory. Kara Scharnweber added 10 points, while Karyssa Austin finished with 8 points in the win.

“Probably more than it should, it’s early…,” Marine City head coach Jeff Austin said when asked about how much the long-awaited win over Marysville meant to his players. “I’m glad they got it off their mind now and it’s over with.”

Hannah Delor went for a game-high 14 points in the loss for Marysville, which falls to 5-4 (1-1 MAC Gold) with the loss. Hayley Delor added seven points in a losing effort, while Gabby Fogarty chipped in with six points.

After a tightly-contested, whistle-heavy first half, the two teams went to the locker room knotted at 23.

A more free-flowing pace benefitted Marine City in the second half, as the Mariners outscored the Vikings 21-14 over the final 16 minutes. It was a far contrast from the half – one which Marysville was in the double bonus with just under two minutes to go in the opening quarter.

“Offensively, we hit some lulls where we struggled with our shot,” Viking head coach Ryan Rathje said. “Give Marine City credit; they played some great defense on us…and we couldn’t get to the free throw line like we did in the first half.

Marysville’s last-ditch effort came in the final minutes of the fourth quarter; the Vikings had the Mariner lead down two late, but were never able to pull even.

“We’ve got to keep the ball moving around on offense and score some off our defense,” Rathje said. We did it a couple times, just not enough.”

Potvin went 5-for-6 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

“That’s not the first game she’s won for us at the free throw line,” Austin said.

Last Updated: 1/6/2017 10:35:09 PM EST