BOYS BASKETBALL

Crisler exceeds 30, leads Noll past Marquette Catholic

2014-01-22T21:15:00Z 2014-01-23T03:36:06Z Crisler exceeds 30, leads Noll past Marquette CatholicHillary Smith hillary.smith@nwi.com, (219) 933-3233 nwitimes.com

MICHIGAN CITY | Larry Crisler didn't miss much.

In fact, the Bishop Noll senior missed just three shots, hit everything from the free-throw line and infused all kinds of havoc on the Marquette Catholic defense.

The Warriors avenged a Jan. 10 overtime loss to the Blazers with a decisive 87-61 win over Marquette Catholic in the Greater South Shore Conference tournament quarterfinals Wednesday. 

To Crisler, it was another link in the chain to the postseason.

"Everything from the regular season is building to get us to the state championship game," said Crisler after his career-high 36 points and eight steals led all players. "Tonight we had focus, and we had strength coming from that focus."

"When Larry gets angry and wants to play, he's hard to stop," Marquette Catholic coach Donovan Gartletts said. "I'm sure after the last game he went into the gym and shot a bunch of free throws, because he missed a ton against us last time."

Crisler didn't miss any Wednesday, shooting 14-of-14 from the free-throw line.

The Blazers were playing without Ryan Fazekas, who scored 20 points with 13 rebounds in the Jan. 10 conference showdown. Fazekas is out with an ankle sprain and not expected to return until Jan. 31, Gartletts said.

In his stead, Tyshawn Smallwood scored 18 points, including 10 in the first half, and Nathan Flores had 19 points, with 12 in the first half.

Bishop Noll took advantage of nine Marquette Catholic turnovers in the second quarter to take a 12-point lead at the half. In all, the Blazers (8-6) finished with 23 turnovers.

The Warriors (9-2) picked up 21 points from Tyreon Gates and 15 from Marquis Tarver.

"We were a little more focused. I don't think the week before we thought we could lose, and we came out a little more cocky," Noll coach Joshua Belluomini said. "We got up last game and got our cockiness and came out this time around and it was all business."

Crisler scored 15 of his points in the third, with 13 coming in the last 3:12 of the quarter.

"I said to Tyreon before the game, 'We have to have a softer shot tonight,'" Crisler said.

The Warriors, defending champions of the tournament, will host Whiting in the semifinal round on Friday.

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