Spartan Men (12-3) Mount Late Comeback, Fall Short In Test With ESCC Leader Marist

Spartan Ahron Ulis advances the ball on Thursday during ESCC action vs. Marist
Spartan Ahron Ulis advances the ball on Thursday during ESCC action vs. Marist in Chicago Heights. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

Chicago Heights, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Marian Catholic turned on a fourth-quarter rush on Thursday, but couldn’t completely overcome a 14-point deficit in a 53-47 ESCC loss to visiting Marist.

The Spartans (12-3) are 11-1 in non-league play, but fell to 1-2 in the ESCC. The closest Marian got down the stretch was 51-47.

Malik Tidwell paced the Spartans with 20 points, four rebounds and two steals, while Chris White was the lone other Marian player in double figures with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

Ahron Ulis (five assists) and Josh Smith (two steals) each chipped in six points for the home squad.

Sophs: Marian (7-8) prevailed over Marist in an ESCC test, 40-33.

Frosh: The Spartan A Squad notched a 56-48 triumph over the RedHawks, while the B Team dropped an ESCC test against Marist, 56-28.

Game Stats

JAN. 11- MARIST 53, MARIAN CATHOLIC 47

MARIST

Hill 2-0-4, Daniels 0-0-0, Taylor 9-9-27, Ellison 5-0-10, Pendleton (2)-0-5, Coyne 0-0-0, Ach 0-0-0, Porter 2-3-7, Affotter 0-0-0. Totals: 20-12-53.

MARIAN CATHOLIC

Tidwell (7)-4-20, Ulis (2)-1-6, White 4-4-12, Smith 1-4-6, Dinwiddie 0-0-0, Jones (1)-0-3. Totals: 15-13-47.

Field goals: Marist 20 of 38, .526; Marian 15 of 34, .441. Free throws: Marist 12 of 21, .571; Marian 13 of 18, .722. Three-point goals: Marist 4 of 14, .286 (Tidwell 2, Ulis, Jones); Marian 1 of 5, .200 (Pendleton). Fouls: Marist 15, Marian 16. Fouled out: Pendleton.

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