MARQUETTE EARNS WAY TO GOLD BRACKET — The Marquette Catholic Explorers punched their ticket to the gold bracket of the MELHS Turkey Tip-Off Classic on Friday.
The Explorers bested New Athens 57-42 to finish off pool play by winning their pool. The win moved Marquette to 2-0 while the Yellow Jackets dipped to 1-1.
Junior Shandon Boone led the offensive charge for the Explorers, pouring in 23 points. Jacob Fischer and Max Goepel joined Boone in double-figure scoring with 17 and 10 points respectively.
Marquette is joined in gold-bracket competition by: host Metro East Lutheran, Litchfield, Freeburg, Southwestern and Waterloo Gibault.
ROXANA FALLS TO FREEBURG — The Roxana Shells fell short of reaching gold bracket play on Friday at the MELHS Turkey Tip-Off Classic.
Roxana lost 62-54 to the Freeburg Midgets to sink into the silver bracket. Freeburg won its pool with the victory to catapult into gold bracket action.
Randy Skiff paced the Shells with 15 points, while Trace Gentry added 14 and Chance Foss chipped in 12.
Roxana fell to 1-1 on the season with the loss.