The Marquette Explorers will face the Roxana Shells Friday night in the Class 2A Wood River boys basketball regional championship game. Both teams won in Wood River last night in the regional semi’s.
Marquette crushed Southwestern, 64-33 while Roxana got by Staunton, 55-51. The Explorers were led by Deion Lavender who had a game high 25 points – while Sam Scheiter chipped in with 14. The Explorers go 4-0 against Southwestern this year – Marquette will meet Roxana for the 4th time tomorrow night in the regional title game. The Explorers are 3-0 vs. the Shells.