The Marquette Catholic Explorers played host to Lift for Life Academy of St. Louis on Friday and came away with a 60-50 victory.
Marquette improved to 6-2 on the season with the triumph, while Lift for Life slipped to 2-2.
The Explorers led 10-5 after one quarter and 28-18 at the break. The Hawks and Explorers matched each other at 22-22 in second-half scoring, allow Marquette to prevail.
Three Explorers reached double figures in scoring, with senior guard Shandon Boone leading the way with 21 points. Sophomre Reagan Snider added 15 points and 6-foot-5 senior Ben Sebacher pitched in with 12.
Marquette is idle until 7:30 p.m. Monday when it plays host to Madison.