Huntington defeats Marshall in inter-state basketball battle

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SHREVEPORT, La (KMSS/KTAL) – The Huntington Raiders held off a second half comeback attempt on Wednesday afternoon to defeat the Marshall Mavericks 68-53 in an early season inter-state battle.

The game was played as part of the Green Oaks Thanksgiving Classic. The Mavs pulled within single digits in the final quarter, but high-percentage shooting from the Raiders allowed them to hang on for the win.

With the victory, Huntington improves to 3-0. The Raiders will next face Loyola on Tuesday. Marshall falls to 2-2. The Mavs will take on Jacksonville on Friday.

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