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Samantha Thomas, defense carry Marian past Divine Child

Basketball   | Ben Szilagy

Samantha Thomas, defense carry Marian past Divine Child

 

Dearborn - One thing was missing during Birmingham Marian’s state championship season last year. That was a league title.

In the league opener on Tuesday night against Dearborn Divine Child, the states’ top ranked team put the Catholic Legue Central Division on notice with a convincing 62-32 victory on the road.  

“(Defense) always has led to offense,” Marian coach Mary Cicerone said. “These girls really believe in their defense. They work hard. They take pride in it. Tonight, we tried trapping with our presses, and they love being aggressive.

“We couldn’t hold back the horses. They were re