Marquette Redmen Basketball Defeats Northmen 69-65 to Become District Champs

Marquette took the lead at the end of the first period and held on for the rest of the game.

Marquette, MIMarch 27, 2021 – The Marquette Redmen basketball team conquered the Petoskey Northmen to take the District Championship title this afternoon on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9.

Kam Karp put up the game’s first bucket to give the Redmen the early advantage at 2-0. The Northmen responded with a 8-0 run to claim the lead as the action got underway this Saturday afternoon.

The Redmen didn’t take long to reclaim the lead. Karp, who would end up with 25 points for the game, sunk a triple in response to a Petoskey three-pointer to help Marquette get within one possession of the Northmen. Lincoln Sager got the layup to give the Redmen the 17-16 lead just before the buzzer.

The Redmen puts up the shot!
The Redmen puts up the shot!

The Redmen created a little space for themselves as they improved to 21-18 over the Northmen in the early going of the second period. Jordan DeMay later put up a triple to give the Redmen a 24-18 lead as the Redmen continued to capitalize on their momentum.

Ty Lotterman had back to back buckets in the final minutes of the half to give the Redmen a four-point lead. The score settled at 31-27 as Marquette moved with a full head of steam into the second half.

Karp found Lincoln Sager with a beautiful bounce pass as Sager put up the first points of the third period to bolster the Redmen lead.

The Northmen, however, took off on a 5-0 run to get within one point of the Redmen. DeMay responded with a triple to bring the Redmen lead back out to four points.

Lotterman slammed down the dunk to keep the Redmen out front by seven, the score 43-36. The Northmen got within one point soon enough, but Lotterman came up with another dunk to protect Marquette’s lead. David Eberhard came up with a clutch triple at the buzzer to bring the score to 48-42 for the Redmen.

The Redmen quickly got out to a double-digit lead with a 4-0 run to start the final quarter of play. The Northmen gave it their all, but they were no match for Marquette as the Redmen stayed vigilant. Their lead hovered between five and eight points for the rest of the period.

The Redmen take their 69-65 victory and the District Champs title on to a shot at the regional title on Tuesday, March 30th. Visit the Marquette Redmen sports page to get the latest on the post-season basketball schedule on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1-99.9.

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