Senior Braden Kline drives to the basket Tuesday night against Bunker Hill.

ALTON – The Marquette Catholic High School boy’s basketball team hosted the Bunker Hill Minutemen in Gateway Metro Conference action Tuesday night.

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Coming off of back-to-back non-conference losses to a surging Granite City and a top-10 Breese Central, the Explorers got back in their winning ways with a 62-30 win over Bunker Hill.

Marquette improves to 10-8 on the season while the Minutemen fall to 1-8.

Braden Kline led the Explorers with an impressive 26 points, 19 of which came in the first half.

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Parker Macias scored nine points, Jack Spain had eight, and Kendall Lavendar had seven.

The Explorers led the entire game by scores of 19-13 after one, 32-20 at the half, and 54-23 after three.

Marquette will be back in action on Friday when they travel to Father McGivney with a start time of 7:30 p.m. Marquette won the previous meeting this season 52-38 back on Dec. 6.

The Explorers will be back at home on Jan. 24 when they take on soon-to-be GMC opponent Althoff with a 7:30 p.m. tip-off.

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