It was the state number one ranked Breese Central over Marquette 41-36.   

The Cougars led by 10 at the half, but the Explorers chipped away at the lead and pulled to within one point with 11 seconds left, but turned the ball over as they attempted to get off a final shot.  

Four Explorer players ended with 8 points each: D’tae McMurray, Derrick Starrett, Jake Coddington, and Mike Williams-Bey.  Breese Central was led by Brandon Book who scored 23 on the night. 

Marquette ends the season at 28-3, while the Cougars move on to play in the Sectional final against Pana with a record of 30-1. 

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