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The Marquette Redmen(72) Basketball Team Faces the Alpena Wildcats(43) in Game 1 of the Boys’ District Playoffs

Alpena, MIMarch, 6th, 2017 – It was time for the Marquette Redmen to take to the court for their first game of the playoffs for the 2017 season. They were set to face the Alpena Wildcats, and it was going to be a tough game. The Redmen had a good start to the game, putting up the first points, but the Wildcats soon were able to tie the score at 2-2. The Redmen tacked on point after point to their score, and soon, they held a four-point lead over Alpena. The baskets continued to fall for the Redmen as the first quarter neared it’s close, and by the end, they held a seven point lead over Alpena.

First Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 15
Alpena Wildcats: 8

Unlike the first quarter, the scoring action started right away with the Marquette Redmen adding two more points to their total. Alpena was making use of their size advantage over the Redmen, shrinking Marquette’s lead to five points just before the midway point of the quarter. The score was 21-14 with four minutes left to play in the first half, but neither team appeared to be in complete control of the game. With 1:20 left in the half, the Redmen held an eight-point lead, trading point for point with the Wildcats.

First Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 33
Alpena Wildcats: 23

The Marquette Redmen had the ball to start the second half of the game, and they put the ball into the basket on their very first possession of the second half. Just three minutes into the third, the Redmen added four points to their lead, making it 39-25. The Redmen had outscored Alpena 9-3 in the beginning of the second half, and that allowed them to make the score gap 15 points. With 1:30 left in the third quarter, the Redmen held an 18 point lead, and it looked like they would only have to hold the Wildcats off for one more quarter.

First Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 54
Alpena Wildcats: 30

After the start of the final quarter, the Marquette Redettes extended their lead to 29 points, and the game looked like it would fall to the Redmen. Basket after basket fell for Marquette, and the Alpena Wildcats appeared to be somewhat defeated, sensing their inevitable defeat. Soon the score was 68-40, and Marquette had the game all locked up with two minutes remaining. Marquette’s coach started subbing in players from the JV team, getting them some much-needed playoff experience with less than one minute remaining. The Redmen would have a nice drive home after the game, taking home a convincing win over the Wildcats.

First Quarter Score
Marquette Redmen: 72
Alpena Wildcats: 43

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