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More Playoff Basketball Action as the Marquette Redmen Boys Team (60) Faces the Alpena Wildcats (41) on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 & 99.9FM

Marquette Senior High School, MIFebruary 27th, 2019 – For the second game of the Marquette Redmen boys basketball team’s 2019 playoff run, they faced the Alpena Wildcats. Jacob Ogea was right next to the action, bringing you every play on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 & 99.9FM and online at FoxSportsMarquette.com!

The Redmen get set to run a play

The Redmen get set to run a play

The Marquette Redmen took the opening tip and quickly moved into the Wildcats’ zone, but they were unable to score on their first possession. On their next possession, the Redmen drained a long three from near the corner for the first points of the game. Soon, the score was 11-6 for the Redmen, and Alpena was having some trouble dealing with Marquette’s excellent shooting. With under one minute left in the first, it was 13-8, and the Redmen would have the lead going into the second.

First Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 13
Alpena Wildcats: 10

Preparing to jump for a rebound

Preparing to jump for a rebound

With a narrow lead, the Marquette Redmen realized they had to play some clean basketball against the Alpena Wildcats in order to take the win. The score was 16-12 just a bit into the second, and Marquette was doing an excellent job blocking the Wildcats’ shots. The Redmen kept up their impressive shooting, and they soon had a nine point lead. Marquette’s lead was cut to five points later in the second quarter, and they were forced to use the first timeout of the game to try and stifle Alpena’s scoring run. With under one minute in the half, it was 27-23, and it would be anyone’s game in the second half.

First Half Score
Marquette Redmen: 29
Alpena Wildcats: 23

The Marquette Redmen's fans came alive in the second half

The Marquette Redmen’s fans came alive in the second half

With a only a two-basket lead going into the second half, the Marquette Redmen had to hold strong against the Wildcats to keep their playoff run alive. Halftime seemed to spark something in the Redmen players, and they went on an impressive 10-point scoring run early in the third, forcing Alpena to use one of their vital timeouts. Alpena finally broke the run with a long three pointer, making the score 36-26 with under four minutes in the third. The Marquette students in the stands began to feel the energy on the court after another huge block from Marius Grazulis, and school chants started echoing in the gymnasium. Marquette used every bit of the student’s energy and quickly moved their lead out to 15 points to 43-28 with less than one minute left in the third quarter.

Third Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 43
Alpena Wildcats: 28

Action in the Redmen's end of the court

Action in the Redmen’s end of the court

The Marquette Redmen were feeding off their fans’ energy and quickly extended their lead out to 19 points over a tired-looking Alpena Wildcats early in the final quarter. It was 49-30 with six minutes left in the game, and Marquette came up big on defense with another big block to prevent a Wildcats’ basket. The Redmen’s lead just kept getting bigger, and they led by more than 20 points when they began to focus on burning time off the clock and protecting their lead. There was two minutes left in the game, and Marquette’s lead was locked at 19 points. Both teams seemed content with their efforts, and they ran the remaining time off the clock with out much change in the score.

Final Game Score
Marquette Redmen: 60
Alpena Wildcats: 41

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