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Marquette Redmen Basketball Defeats GNC Foe Menominee Maroons 70-50

Marquette defeats Menominee in GNC action.

Marquette, MIFriday, January 11, 2019 – On a chilly Friday night in Marquette, the Marquette Redmen Boys Basketball team hosted the Menominee Maroons in a Great Northern Conference matchup. Jacob Ogea had all of the action covered on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9.

1st Half: Both teams began the game a bit sluggish with missed shots and turnovers. The action was fast paced however, as the teams traded baskets and the Redmen took an early 7-6 lead. Menominee quickly showed their commitment to the three-point-shot offensively. The Redmen would go on a quick five point run to take a 12-6 lead off of turnovers from the Maroons. Both teams were playing high tempo on offense, as both teams would trade baskets on transition looks. The Maroons would knock down a three pointer to cut the lead in half, as they trailed 14-11. The two squads would trade baskets in the final minute of the quarter, and the Marquette Redmen would take a 16-13 lead into the second quarter.

End of 1st: Marquette Redmen 16, Menominee Maroons 13

The start of the second quarter was action-packed, as Menominee would cut the lead to just one point, but the Redmen responded quickly with a three pointer to take a four point lead. The Maroons were struggling to take care of the ball on offense, as Marquette was hounding them with full court pressure. Two free throws and a layup would put the Redmen up by nine points with five minutes remaining in the second quarter. Marquette was starting to find a groove on offense, and they were making it difficult for Menominee to execute in the half court. Both teams would trade three-point baskets, and the Redmen lead was now 27-18. The scoring would slow down in the last few minutes of the half, as both teams were playing good defense. The Redmen would score at the buzzer on a put-back layup, and Marquette would take a strong second quarter and 34-23 lead into the halftime locker room.

Halftime: Marquette Redmen 34, Menominee Maroons 23

2nd Half: Both teams were flying around to begin the second half, as hustle and effort was being shown. After both teams would trade three pointers and layups, the Redmen lead stayed at 11. Marquette had the clear size advantage, as they controlled the paint and the boards. Menominee would strategically avoid the Redmen’s strengths as they were getting open three point looks off of great ball movement. The Maroons would take advantage of a few Redmen mistakes, and cut the lead to only six points. Marquette would respond however, as they would go on a six point run to put the lead up to 12 points with two minutes to play in the third quarter. Both teams would battle for the remaining minutes of the quarter, and the Redmen took a 49-39 lead into the fourth and final quarter of play.

End of 3rd: Marquette Redmen 49, Menominee Maroons 39

Marquette came out to a great start in the fourth quarter, as they pushed the lead out to 16 points on an 8-2 run. Marquette’s tremendous defense led to transition offense, and set up another layup to extend the lead. The clock continued to tick down, and so did Menominee’s chances of a potential comeback. Marquette was clicking on all cylinders in the final period, as the lead quickly jumped out to 23 points. The final minutes ticked down, and the Marquette Redmen ran away with a 70-50 win over the Menominee Maroons.

Final Score: Marquette Redmen 70 , Menominee Maroons 50

Tune in to 103 FXD on Tuesday, January 15th as the Marquette Redmen Basketball team travels to Ishpeming to take on the Hematites! Jacob Ogea will bring you all the action on Tuesday night, starting the pregame show at 6:45pm followed by tipoff at 7:15pm. Also, shout-out to Marquette’s Marius Grazulis on being the MI Internet Player of the Game! Congrats!

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