SEDGWICK — The Sedgwick High School boys’ basketball team blew one double-digit lead to Marion, but wouldn’t blow the second one, claiming a 65-50 win Tuesday in HOAL play in Sedgwick.

The Cardinals snap a three-game losing streak that included a five-point loss Friday against Ell-Saline.

“We were thoroughly disappointed by our effort Friday,” Sedgwick coach Darren Crumrine said. “It was a bad effort by everyone. Tonight was a team effort in a positive way. Our kids did a great job of bouncing back. They were embarrassed by their effort Friday. They practiced well yesterday, so I was feeling good about today.”

Brayden Francis led Sedgwick with 19 points, followed by Neal Bever with 17 and Caleb Carson with 11.

Noah Dalrymple led Marion with 13 points, coming off the bench. Zachary Stucklik hit nine of 10 free throws for nine points. Marion falls to 5-11, 1-5 in HOAL play.

Sedgwick outscored the Warriors 15-0 from beyond the arc. Marion outscored the Cardinals 22-12 from the free throw line.

Sedgwick finished the game 24 of 46 from the field, while Marion was 14 of 39.

“That’s kind of our team,” Crumrine said. “We have to hit from the outside. We did a better job of picking and choosing when to shoot the ball. We did a better job of finding guys in rhythm.”

Sedgwick jumped out to a 12-6 lead early. After trading baskets, the Cardinals scored the last four points of the period to lead 18-10.

Sedgwick led by as 11 in the second quarter. Marion made a run and took a lead on a pair of Nathan Baldwin free throws with 2:30 left in the half. The Cardinals closed out the half on an 8-1 run with a Bever putback at the buzzer putting Sedgwick up 34-28.

“That’s the same thing we did on Friday,” Crumrine said. “I took a time out there. We were getting shots, but we just weren’t finishing. We were fouling. They had 12 points in the half from the foul line. We cleaned that up in the second half.”

Bever opened the second quarter with a layup in transition and a trey to spark a 9-1 run. A Mason Lacey trey with 55 seconds left in the period put Sedgwick up 52-38. That was the final basket of the period.

The Cardinals led by as many as 20 early in the fourth quarter.

“We cruised from there,” Crumrine said. “We did a really good job late in the third and early in the fourth of running our stuff. I was happy with our execution in the second half. We shared the ball well. We had some good passes. That’s always exciting to see from our guys.”

Sedgwick is 7-10, 3-4 in HOAL play, and plays Friday at Bennington.

“It’s a challenging place to play,” Crumrine said. “It’s a long ride. We’ll have to continue to progress and not take steps backward.”

MARION (5-11, 1-5 HOAL) — Hake 0 0-0 0, 0; Pedersen 0 0-0 2, 0; P.Heidebtecht 1 0-0 0, 2; Zinn 0 0-0 1, 0; Stucklik 0 9-10 1, 9; Dalrymple 5 3-6 1, 13; Baldwin 3 4-4 2, 8; Stringer 1 1-2 5, 3; Mermis 3 2-3 5, 8; E.Heidebrecht 1 3-6 2, 5; TOTALS 14 22-31 19, 50.

SEDGWICK (7-10, 3-4 HOAL) — Becker 0 0-0 0, 0; Bever 5 (1) 4-5 1, 17; Lacey 1 (2) 0-0 3, 8; Francis 4 (2) 5-5 2, 19; H.Schroeder 1 0-0 3, 2; Bright 0 0-0 2, 0; Smith 2 0-1 4, 4; Carson 5 1-4 3, 11; White 0 0-0 0, 0; Helstrom 0 0-0 0, 0; Rutschman 1 2-4 3, 4; TOTALS 19 (5) 12-19 21, 65.

Marion;10;18;10;12;—50

Sedgwick;18;16;18;13;—65