SEDGWICK — Cold shooting and unforced turnovers proved too much for the Sedgwick Cardinal girls’ to overcome in a 52-40 loss to Marion in a Heart of America League clash Tuesday night in Sedgwick.

Sedgwick drops to 12-5, 2-4 in HOAL play while Marion improves to 11-5, 3-3 in HOAL play.

Sedgwick shot 13 of 40 from the field for 32.5 percent with 10 turnovers. Marion was 20 of 38 with 11 turnovers, five in the fourth quarter. Marion was able to capitalize on the turnovers more than Sedgwick was.

“I felt like in the second quarter, we were throwing more passes to them than we were to ourselves,” Sedgwick coach Aaron Stucky said. “We did not play with much energy at all tonight. They just outplayed us. We didn’t shoot the ball well. That had a lot to do with our focus. We played defense well for the most part. They were very patient with the ball, but we didn’t finish it. They would make a cut, or we didn’t rebound. I told the girls they were 10-5 for a reason. We had to be ready to play tonight, and we weren’t.”

Alli Molleker led Marion with 19 points, followed by Kourtney Hansen with 15.

Macie McGinn led Sedgwick with 13 points, followed by Grace Thompson with 10.

Sedgwick struggled from the field early, falling behind 7-2. The Cardinals responded with a 9-2 run of its own to take the lead behind Macie McGinn’s seven points. A Jessi Lewman jumper with seven seconds left in the quarter for Marion tied the game 11-11.

Sedgwick jumped out to an 18-15 lead in the second quarter, but turnovers and foul trouble allowed Marion to reply with an 11-0 run. A Shae Ware trey with 15 seconds left in the half got the Cardinals back within five at intermission, 26-21.

Sedgwick was eight of 23 shooting in the first half, while Mariom was 10 of 20.

Sedgwick was outscored 12-5 to start the third quarter. The Cardinals called two time outs during the run, but managed to score the last six points of the quarter to get back within six, 38-32.

Sedgwick opened the fourth quarter with a McGinn three-point play, missing a chance to draw closer. Marion replied with a 6-0 run to put the game out of reach.

Sedgwick plays Friday at Bennington.

“They haven’t won a lot of games this season, but we still have to get off the bus ready to play,” Stucky said.

MARION (11-5, 3-3 HOAL) — Parmley 1 0-0 0, 2; Hansen 7 1-4 1, 15; Richmond 1 2-2 2, 4; Herzet 0 4-4 1, 4; Molleker 7 5-6 2, 19; Jacobson 0 0-0 1, 0; Lewman 2 0-0 4, 4; Hess 0 0-0 1, 0; Pagel 2 0–0 3, 4; 20 12-16 15, 52.

SEDGWICK (12-5, 2-4 HOAL) — Ware 2 (1) 1-2 3, 8; Mabry 0 0-0 1, 0; Hilliard 1 (1) 0-0 4, 5; McGinn 4 5-6 0, 13; Charles 1 0-0 1, 2; Blank 1 0-0 3, 2; Thompson 1 (1) 5-5 2, 10; Hicks 0 0-0 3, 0; TOTALS 10 (3) 11-13 17, 40.

Marion;11;15;12;14;—52

Sedgwick;11;10;11;8;—40