Maroons pull out win against visiting Marquette boys
MENOMINEE – Down by one point with less than 30 seconds left, Menominee coach Pete Pericolosi called a play that proved to be the game-winner in the Maroons’ 49-47 win over Marquette on Wednesday night.
Tanner Mathias started the play by setting a screen for Adam Nolde to come up to the wing, then turning to downscreen so Nolde could cut to the hoop. Caleb Kleiman delivered a nice alley-oop pass and Nolde laid it in and was fouled.
He made the free throw with 11 seconds left and a potential game-tying shot by the Redmen missed.
“Tanner’s guy followed him all the way up so I could tell it was going to be open,” Nolde said of the winning play, “and Caleb made a perfect pass.”
Mathias’ play helped the Maroons finish the Great Northern Conference season with a perfect 8-0 record.
The Redmen defense controlled a low-scoring first half.
“The energy level was a concern going into the game, but I thought our defense in the first half was superb,” MSHS?coach Brad Nelson said.
The Redmen led 9-6 after the first quarter and 19-13 at halftime before Menominee found its touch in the third quarter.
Nolde led all scorers with 21 points.
Troy Sergey made four 3s and led Marquette with 14 points. Teammate Treylon McFerrin added eight points.
Marquette won the JV game 34-22.