It was a battle of unbeaten rivals Tuesday night at Mercy High School when Mercy and Marian got together for the first time this season.
Mercy outscored the Mustangs, 16-6, in the final quarter to pull out a 46-34 victory. Mercy's win breaks a four-game losing streak against Marian, dating back to the 2017 season.
The Marlins improve to 7-0, while the Mustangs fall to 5-1.
Ahead of the game, Mercy coach Gary Morris had a simple message written on the board in the locker room: It's time.
"We feel like we've been playing really well and we're going to go after them and see what happens," Morris said. "It makes it more of a rivalry when we win a game, because if one side is winning all the time, it's not really a rivalry."