The Marianna Bulldogs concluded the Bulldog Preseason Classic last week on a winning note, defeating Arnold 57-53.
Marianna fell behind in the first quarter, 12-9. Kegan Jones led the team with two shots from outside range, while Stefon McMillan added a three. In the second quarter, it was the Bulldogs who took the quarter, 18-12 to narrow lead going into the half leading 27-24. McMillian led his team with seven points, followed by JJ Jackson with four points.
Following the half-time break, Marianna edged the third quarter 16-14. McMillian put up a trio of baskets, with Kegan Jones added a pair of threes to lead Marianna. The fourth quarter narrowly went to Marianna with a 16-15 lead.
Leading the Bulldogs on the night was Stefon McMillian with 18 points, followed by Kegan Jones in double digits with 14 points. James Davis was on board with nine points, Tavis Groomes checked in with six, JJ Jackson and Shaq Smith both posted four points while Jaden Smith ended the night with a basket in the fourth quarter.
After a trip to Cottondale Tuesday night, the Bulldogs will host Holmes County Friday night. Junior varsity is scheduled to tip off at 5:30 while the varsity begins at 7:00 p.m.