GRINNELL - The East Marshall girls' basketball team trailed from the opening whistle and fell at Grinnell, 43-27, in both teams' season opener Friday night.
Taylor Fricke led East Marshall with nine points, eight rebounds and two steals in the loss. Ashley Allen contributed six points and four boards, while Katie Roseland added four points.
Grinnell added to its nine-point halftime lead by outscoring the Mustangs 20-5 in the third quarter.
East Marshall is back on the road Monday night at Hudson. The Mustangs play their home opener on Nov. 26 against Jesup.