Marquette prevailed over visiting Lake Central Tuesday night 58-46 in a game of runs. Junior Colin Kenney stole some of the spotlight from his senior teammates as he poured in a game-high 27 points to lead the Blazers to their 10th win of the season.
Lake Central accounted for the quarter-opening runs in the first half. The Indians landed their first two attempts from beyond the arc to take a 6-0 lead, but Joe Andershock’s four points helped the Blazers even things at 11-11 after one period.
The Indians scored the first eight points of the second stanza before Marquette cut the margin to four heading into halftime.
The Blazers emerged from the locker room with a renewed spirit and took it to LC in the third quarter. Kenney spearheaded a 13-0 run that put Marquette on top at the 3:30 mark. He scored 14 of his 27 points in the frame. Meanwhile, the Blazers shined defensively, yielding just two field goals and eight points. They led Lake Central 43-37 heading into the fourth.
Marquette saw its lead cut to as few as two points in the final frame but received contributions from five players – Kenney, Buddy Jaffee, Andershock, Chandler Goodwin, and Jalen Russell – to stave off the Indians’ comeback attempt.
The Blazers hung on for a 58-46 win to close the home portion of the schedule on a three-game winning streak.
Andershock finished with 13 points while Goodwin added eight.
Marquette (10-13) honored its six seniors – Han Lin, David Sigler, Connor Donaldson, Tommy Gotsch, Chandler Goodwin, and Buddy Jaffee – for their commitment to the program prior to tip-off.
The team concludes the regular season Friday evening at Goshen (8-12) in the first-ever meeting between the two teams. They’ll jump at 8:15 pm ET/7:15 pm CT.