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Boys Basketball: Lemont gets past Oak Lawn 49-45

Oak Lawn’s JustSchutt gets steal his team’s 49-45 loss Lemont Friday night. | Jeff Vorva/For Sun-Times Media

Oak Lawn’s Justin Schutt gets a steal in his team’s 49-45 loss to Lemont Friday night. | Jeff Vorva/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: January 16, 2014 6:49AM



THE SKINNY

Lemont (5-3 overall, 2-1 in the South Suburban Conference) played its first home game of the season and treated the home crowd to a victory. The Indians got back on the winning track after dropping a contest to Shepard on Tuesday.

TURNING POINT

Luis Marquez was intentionally fouled with 6:44 left in the game by Oak Lawn (1-2, 0-2) and Lemont ahead 35-32. He hit both free throws and the Indians retained possession. Jack Valone canned a three-pointer 12 seconds later and Lemont had some breathing room with a 39-32 advantage.

THE STAR

Marquez, a 6-foot-5 senior center who lost his starting spot a few games ago, came off the bench to score a game-high 14 points, including 10 in the second half. He added 10 rebounds.

BY THE NUMBERS

Oak Lawn had just one point in the third quarter and Lemont was held to six points. Lemont’s Mike Wisz, who was averaging 20 points a game, was held to seven but had four steals. David Stacy led Oak Lawn with 12 points.

QUOTABLE

“I knew we won the third quarter but I didn’t know it was 6-1. The game was ugly. It was not an aesthetically pleasing game.” – Lemont coach
Rick Runaas

Jeff Vorva



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