For the third consecutive week, the Trojans won one game and lost one as West Marion remains at .500 for the season.
The Trojans (3-3) went on the road Dec. 19 and came away with a hard-fought victory over Bogue Chitto 56-48.
After a 2-17 campaign last season, the West Marion Trojans basketball team is aiming to take a big step forward this year.
The Trojans (1-1) are already halfway to matching their win total from last year, and head coach Mark Stringer said he expects their win column to grow dramatically.
The turnaround season that was nearly a dream for the West Marion Trojans came to a close in a hard-luck loss to Jeff Davis County (8-5) on their home field Friday night with a trip to the south state championship up for grabs.
The Columbia Wildcats (13-0) will be playing host to Jeff Davis County (8-5) in the Class 3A south state championship game next Friday after they beat Magee (10-4) and Jeff Davis knocked off West Marion (12-2) tonight.
Columbia, East Marion and West Marion all advanced to the second round of the playoffs tonight with blowout home victories, while Columbia Academy was eliminated on the road in a close second-round matchup.
East Marion-58 West Lincoln-21