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Fazekas injured as Andrean wins sixth straight game

2014-01-11T18:00:00Z 2014-01-11T21:48:54Z Fazekas injured as Andrean wins sixth straight gamePaul Oren Times Correspondent nwitimes.com
January 11, 2014 6:00 pm  • 

MICHIGAN CITY | Following a game where Andrean fell behind 18-4 to start against Morton, first-year coach Scott Hicko implored his 59ers to start fast against Marquette.

Andrean delivered on Saturday night, holding the Blazers to just four first-quarter points and leading wire-to-wire in a 49-40 victory.

The win marked just the second time in five games that Andrean has won on the road this season.

“This is a huge win for us,” Hicko said. “Marquette is a darn good team and for us to come out here and get the win, that’s something we really take pride in as a team.”

Parker Huttel set the tone early by scoring Andrean’s first four points as the 59ers raced out to a five-point lead. The junior guard led the 59ers with 12 points, while senior forward Frank Podkul had nine points.

“We knew that we had to come out hard tonight,” Huttel said. “It’s what we’ve been talking about in practice. We try to get that quick start and keep riding that momentum throughout the game.”

The Blazers (7-4), fresh off of Friday night’s 67-61 overtime win over Bishop Noll, appeared sluggish at times against Andrean’s zone defense. Richard Mitchell led Marquette with 13 points, while Braxton Miller added 10 points.

“We just came out and played really slow,” Marquette assistant coach Tommy Wilson said. “We had a rough night last night, and that took a lot out of us.”

Marquette's Ryan Fazekas was forced into taking contested shots in the first half, and the Providence recruit struggled with just one field goal and four points. The senior forward left the game in the third quarter after suffering a leg injury and didn’t return.

Marquette coach Donovan Garletts was unavailable for comment after the game.

“We can’t rely on just one guy,” Wilson said. “If one player is struggling, then someone else needs to step up.”

Following three losses to open the season, the 59ers (6-3) are on a six-game winning streak. Hicko spoke highly of Andrean’s effort and toughness, and those were the key ingredients to the victory.

“We didn’t necessarily know how good we’d be this season, but we knew these guys would work hard,” Hicko said. “It didn’t matter who the coach was going to be. This group was going to put in maximum effort.”

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