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Axtell's Derek Buessing (No. 21) watches as teammate George Volle drives into the lane against Marysville defenders Koby Schroeder (No. 34) and Jackson Rader Thursday night during the season opener. Photo by Julie Perry

Basketball season began with Marysville teams establishing leads early and never let them go. 

The MHS girls turned a 14-7 first-quarter lead into a 49-31 win. Axtell was as close as 14-9 early in the second quarter, but the Bulldogs pulled ahead 26-11 by halftime.