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The Marquette Redmen Basketball Team (57) Faces the Houghton Gremlins (42) Tuesday Night on Fox Sports Marquette 97.5 GTO-FM

Houghton, MIJanuary 22nd, 2019 – Both the Marquette Redmen boys basketball team and the Houghton Gremlins had winning records coming into their game, and both teams were looking forward to the playoffs. It was sure to be a great battle, and Jacob Ogea was in the gym live on 97.5 GTO-FM and streaming at GTO.FM!

A Gremlins player ties to make a pass against the Marquette Redmen on 97.5 GTO-FM

A Gremlins player ties to make a pass against the Marquette Redmen on 97.5 GTO-FM

As the first toss of the game went up, the Marquette Redmen took the tip and got the first possession of the game. The Redmen got out to a fast start and had a 6-0 lead just one and a half minutes into the game. Marquette kept ahead of Houghton with a score of 10-5, and forced the Gremlins to use an early timeout with about four minutes in the first remaining. It was 13-8 with just under two minutes into the first, but Houghton was always right on the heels of the Redmen. Just before the end of the first quarter, Marquette held an 18-10 lead, their biggest of the game thus far and would have some breathing room going into the second.

First Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 18
Houghton Gremlins: 10

The Marquette Redmen drive toward the basket in Houghton on Tuesday night on 97.5 GTO-FM

The Marquette Redmen drive toward the basket in Houghton on Tuesday night on 97.5 GTO-FM

With a healthy lead to start the second quarter, the Marquette Redmen were playing very well against the Houghton Gremlins. It was just under five minutes to play in the first half, and Marquette kept their lead at eight points, with baskets falling left and right. Soon, they extended their lead to 16 points, and the Gremlins started to get physical with their play. The action started to heat up as the final seconds of the first half approached, and the Redmen were intent on going into halftime with a huge lead.

First Half Score
Marquette Redmen: 35
Houghton Gremlins: 21

The Marquette Redmen work around the arch while playing the Houghton Gremlins on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The Marquette Redmen work around the arch while playing the Houghton Gremlins on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

The Marquette Redmen boys basketball team was having an amazing game coming into the second half with a 13-point lead, but they soon extended their lead even further to 17 points. Despite being behind most of the game, Houghton started to fight their way back into the game, and the Gremlins closed Marquette’s lead down to 10 points with just under four minutes to play in the third. Marquette felt the Gremlins coming back into the game, so they stepped on the gas late in the third quarter and extended their lead back to 14. The Redmen’s lead hovered around 12 points, so the game was far from over going into the fourth.

Third Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 47
Houghton Gremlins: 35

The Marquette Redmen boys basketball team watches the ball just before their win in Houghton Tuesday night on 97.5 GTO-FM

The Marquette Redmen boys basketball team watches the ball just before their win in Houghton Tuesday night on 97.5 GTO-FM

Marquette was having a fantastic game against the strong Houghton Gremlins, but the Redmen only had to defend the basket for eight more minutes in order to take the win. The Marquette Redmen kept their big lead throughout most of the quarter, but nobody on the Houghton team was planning on giving up. Scoring was relatively slow in the final minutes of play, with a total of only 17 points scored in the quarter. Late in the game, the Gremlins started to use fouls and timeouts to delay the play, but it wasn’t enough and Marquette would drive home happy with their win.

Final Game Score
Marquette Redmen: 57
Houghton Gremlins: 42

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