Marquette Loses on The Road To The Northmen of Petoskey 58-65 on WFXD

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Marquette, MI January 24th, 2022 – The Marquette Redmen boys basketball team took a tough loss on the road to Petoskey 58-65. Luke Ghiardi had the call live from Petoskey on WFXD and the online live stream.

The Redmen do battle in Petoskey
The Redmen do battle in Petoskey

First Quarter: The action came early and came fast as Parker Shuman of the Northmen got a quick bucket, giving his team the 2-0 lead. Marquette started slow as they had two straight turnovers to start the game. The lead would remain 2-0 for a short amount of time as the Redmen matched and tied the game 2-2. Axel Vermaat got a steal and dished the ball to Jonas Bicik who got the bucket to go. David Eberhard got his fourth points of the game when he made a flex cut and got the shot to go. Jordan Demay committed a foul on Shuman and he would go 1/2 at the charity stripe. Marquette snagged an 8-5 lead when Ebehard went 2/2 from the line after Dylan Aldridge fouled him. Bicik would foul Jace Copeland and Copeland would hit one of two free throws for the Northmen. Petoskey entered a full court press but the Redmen were unfazed as Bicik hit a stepback jumper, giving Marquette the 10-8 lead. The Northmen would quickly answer and hit a shot from beyond the arc, taking the 11-10 lead. Demay would steal the ball and take the ball to the other end for a nice layup. Brady Ewing would get the last laugh in the first quarter as he hit a three to cut the lead to one.

Marquette huddles up
Marquette huddles up

Second Quarter: Easton Clements got the action started for the second quarter as he stole the ball from Ewing and got fouled on his shot, Clements would go 2/2 from the line. Bicik continued his strong night when he hit a three, extending the lead to 20-14 for Marquette. Bicik got his twelfth points of the night when he hit a nice spin jumper. Jack Quinnell got the lead up to double digits for Marquette with a two point bucket, Marquette led 24-14. Petoskey would go on a 7-0 run which included a Ewing three, Petoskey trailed 21-24. The 7-0 run would come to an end when the Redmen got a three of their own. Jackson Jonker would hit a three for the Northmen, cutting the lead to 26-30. Bicik would swat a shot but it was called a foul, Shuman went to the line and went 1/2. The lead got down to one when Shuman got an easy layup to go.

The Northmen warm up
The Northmen warmed up

Third Quarter: The second half was off to a hot start when Demay got his third three of the night to go, giving Marquette the 33-29 lead. It was a 5-0 run for Marquette as Bicik got an offensive board and put the shot back up. The Northmen cut the lead to 35-31 but the Redmen would answer and Eberhard got his eight point of the night. Shuman would get the right block shot to go and the lead was cut to 6. Marquette would enter full court pressure, resulting in a turnover and a Demay three to follow, the lead for Marquette got up to 42-33. Ewing would steal the ball and get it to Aldridge who would get the and one to go. With two minutes left Shuman would get a basket to go, the Redmen only led 42-40. Shane Izzard would give his squad the lead with a three. The Northmen ended the third quarter on a 12-0 run and with a 45-42 lead.

Fourth Quarter: The Northmen would extend their early fourth quarter lead to 47-42 when Ewing got a shot go in the basket. Aldridge would get fouled and go 2/2 from the line, giving Petoskey a quick 7 point lead. Ewing would airball a three but Jonker got the put back bucket to go. The Redmen would turn the ball over and Shuman got yet another bucket, Petoskey now held a 53-42 lead. Marquette would have yet another unfortunate turnover when Axel Vermaat’s pass to Bicik went out of bounds. Eberhard would steal the ball and the ball would find it’s way to Vermaat who would get his fourth points of the game. With 4:30 to go Marquette found themselves in a 10 point hole but still had time to make something happen. Wyatt Lakenen would get his first points of the night with a 15 foot jump shot. Bicik would head to the bench for the night after picking up his fifth and final foul. With a little under two minutes to go John Weber would hit a big three to give Marquette hope. At this point it was a game of fouls and the lead got back up to 8 with little time left. Demay would hit a three cutting the lead to 5 with 5.6 seconds left but the game was put out of reach when Aldridge went 2/2 from the line.

Final Score: Marquette 58, Petoskey 65

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Next Game: The Marquette Redmen basketball team is back in action on Thursday, January 27th, as they’ll be back on the road again in Kingsford. Luke Ghiardi will have the call for tip off at 7:30 p.m. on WFXD!