Marion staying humble during 40-game win streak

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MARION, Iowa. (KCRG) - The 4A defending champion Marion Indians are undefeated on the season but are staying humble as they look to repeat.

"We just play every game like it's our last." said sophomore Riley Wright.

One would think it'd be hard to stay motivated in the regular season when the team wins on average of 38 points.

"We honestly don't think about the winning steak, everyday we come to practice to work hard and I think we wanted to push ourselves each day to get better." said senior Sophie Willette.

The Indians average 66.4 points per game and have four of their five starters shooting 50% or above from the field. The one starter below that stands at 49.6%.

"A lot of these kids are gym rats, they are in the gym after practice and they try to get in at night and weekends." head coach Corbe Laube said.

Defensively, they are just as dominant. The team has allowed just 390 points this season, the lowest in all of class 4A by a long shot.

"I think overall just in the game of basketball defense is overlooked a little bit." senior Leah Van Weelden said. "That's something we try to emphasize on because I think thats what makes a good team and takes it to a great team."