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Farmington Hills — Olivia Moore showed her senior leadership with both teams struggling with its shooting Friday night, leading a late first-half run to help Birmingham Marian take control on the way to a 48-35 Catholic League win over Farmington Hills Mercy.

Marian — 11-0 and ranked No. 5 in The News Super 20 poll — defeated Mercy 60-41 a week ago.

With Marian and Mercy combining for 8-of-38 shooting, Moore took it upon herself to make a 3-pointer, then score off a steal to start a 10-0 run to end the half and give Marian a 27-11 lead.

Moore, a 5-foot-9 senior point guard, finished with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists to help Marian (6-0 Central) open up a two-game lead on Mercy (8-3, 4-2) in the division race.

“We weren’t playing as good offensively as we usually do so I pushed myself to get the job done because I wanted to win this game, especially since we beat them a lot the last time around,” Moore said. “We still played well defensively and Coach (Mary Cicerone) really preaches it. She cares more about defense than offense. We really work on it in practice.”

Marian also used its size advantage — 5-10 sophomore Shannon Kennedy, 6-2 freshman Sara Sylvester and 6-1 senior Megan Kraus — to block a dozen shots, get 10 offensive rebounds and force 21 turnovers.

“I like our length, really helps us and it’s great to have because we really haven’t had that type of size since I’ve been here,” Moore said.

Kennedy finished with nine points, five rebounds and five blocked shots for Marian, which also received eight points off the bench from 6-1 junior Lauren Licari.

Marian led 8-4 after one and 27-11 at halftime, converting 11-of-12 free throws while limiting Mercy to 3-of-22 shooting from the field while forcing 11 turnovers.

Mercy had pulled within 17-11 but missed front ends of 1-and-1 free throw opportunities on two occasions, including one time when it fouled Kennedy who went to the other end of the floor and made two free throws for a 25-11 lead.

Julia Bishop, a 5-11 sophomore, finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for Mercy after being held to two points in the first half when she picked up three fouls.

“They have length and they’re good on the perimeter too and they guard really well,” said Mercy coach Gary Morris of Marian. “I felt we really guarded well, too. I thought it came down to too many turnovers and we couldn’t score. We had some really good looks.

“Bishop had three fouls (first half) and my hope was to keep it around 10 (-point deficit), but they finished the half strong. I was proud of how we didn’t fold in that fourth quarter, felt we played well, turned them over some.”

Mercy shot 24 percent from the field (11-of-46), but connected on 5-of-13 during the fourth quarter, making three baskets, including two 3-pointers, within a 20-second stretch to pull within 44-29 with 5:27 left.

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