Civic Memorial defeated Marquette, 57-54 in RiverBend boys basketball Tuesday night in Bethalto.  The Eagles improve to 3-and-2 with the win while the Explorers drop to 4-and-1 with the loss. 


C.M. led at halftime, 27-21.  The Eagles led after 3 quarters, 40-30.  But Marquette outscored Civic Memorial, 24-17 in the 4th quarter to make it close.  The Explorers coaches received three technical fouls in the 3rd quarter.  Two of the "T's" were given to head coach Steve Medford who was kicked out of the game.   


Explorers - Jake Hall - 18, Isaiah Ervin - 15, Sammy Green - 9.

Eagles - Jaquan Adams - 13, David Lane - 8, Geoffrey Withers - 7, Caden Clark - 7, Jaxsen Helmkamp - 7.


- C.M. - 16-for-26 (FT's)

- Eagles largest lead: 14 pts. (39-25) 3rd QTR.

- Eagles outscored the Explorers, 18-9 in the 2nd QTR. 


**C.M. boys basketball head coach Doug Carey: