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Spartans (23-6) play tough, come up short
vs. #1 Simeon in Bloom Sectional semis
Alum Ulis drafted #34 by Phoenix Suns

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Spartan Myles Howard dunks on Tuesday during Marian's
62-57 Bloom Sectional semifinal setback against Simeon.


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   MARCH 8: Marian Catholic traded punches with #1 Simeon in every area Tuesday night in the Bloom Township IHSA 4A Sectional semifinals.

But top-ranked Simeon (27-3) rebounded from a seven-point deficit with a 26-16 margin in the fourth quarter to end the Spartans' campaign with a 62-57 decision.

 

Austin Richie buried five threes to finish with 17 points for Marian (23-6), who saw their season end in a narrow verdict in M'Cann gym for a second straight year.

 

Myles Howard finished a brilliant career with 11 points and 11 rebounds, Chase Adams dished out seven assists to go with nine points and Steven Ross tallied six points. Brandon Hurt collected five assists and two steals for Marian, which weathered early 12-point deficits to take a onetime 41-34 lead.

 

The third winningest season in school history saw the Spartans fall for just the second tmie since the start of 2016.

 

3-Point Showdown: Marian's Ethan Kelly (10 of 15) and Joe Stith (eight) advanced to the sectional level on Friday at 5:30 p.m. at Bloom Township.

 

Marian Basketball legends DON BERG and MIKE GOLDRICK were honored (more info) as part of an Alumni Game celebration and men's basketball competition against Hammond Bishop Noll on Saturday, Jan. 23.

 

SI Campus Rush: Ulis leads resurgent Kentucky back toward title contention

 

Rankings: Cube/Sun-Times #8; Tribune #10; AP Class 4A #9
March 8 (Bloom Sectional)
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OT
Final
CHICAGO SIMEON
23
8
5
26
-62
MARIAN CATHOLIC
17
8

16

16
-57


MARCH 8- CHICAGO SIMEON 62, MARIAN CATHOLIC 57
  SIMEON-
Coupe 0-1-1, Gilyard (2)-5-11, Gordon 1-1-3, Norvell (5)-2-15, Thomas 7-1-15, Brown 1-0-2, Clements 0-0-0, Horton-Tucker (3)-0-7, Lowery 3-0-6, Campbell 1-0-2. Totals: 23-10-62.
   MARIAN- Adams (3)-2-9, Hurt 1-2-4, Howard 4-3-11, Allen 2-2-6, Richie (6)-0-17, Ross (2)-1-6, Taylor 0-0-0, T. Smith 0-0-0, Powell 2-0-4. Totals: 20-10-57.
   Field goals: Simeon 23 of 55, .418; Marian 20 of 56, .357. Free throws: Simeon 10 of 21, .476; Marian 10 of 13, .769. Three-point goals: Simeon 6 of 18, .333 (Norvell 3, Gilyard 2, Horton-Tucker); Marian 7 of 21, .333 (Richie 5, Adams, Ross). Fouls: Simeon 14, Marian 17.

 

CONGRATS! Alum Tyler Ulis (Kentucky) named SEC Player of the Year. On June 23, Ulis was the 34th pick in the NBA Draft by the Phoenix Suns.

 

Marian IHSA Class 4A Regional
Monday, Feb. 29
Game 1:
Richards 72, Hubbard 65
Game 2: St. Rita 63, Bremen 33
Tuesday, March 1 semifinal
Marian Catholic 63, Richards 24
Wednesday, March 2 semifinal
St. Rita 62, Marist 56
Friday, March 4 title game
Marian Catholic 68, St. Rita 49

Winner advances to Bloom Township 4A Sectional



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