Marquette topped East Alton-Wood River 44-37 in a close game on Friday night at Marquette.
Shandon Boone had 18 points; Jacob Fischer added 14 points for Marquette.
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Marquette coach Steve Medford praised Danny Holtz for filling in for another injured player for the Explorers.
"Danny did a great job with his energy and rebounding," Medford said.