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Fazekas powers Marquette Catholic to Class A title

March 29, 2014


The Marquette Catholic Blazers, in their first appearance in the boys basketball state finals, made it memorable with a 3-point barrage and a stirring 70-66 overtime victory over the Barr-Reeve Vikings in the Class A title game.

Ryan Fazekas, a 6-foot-8 junior, provided most of the fireworks for Marquette. He scored 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting from the field. He hit a Class A championship game record 7-of-11 3-pointers. He grabbed 10 rebounds.

With 2:11 left in overtime, Fazekas connected on a deep two-pointer that pushed Marquette ahead by a 66-62 count. Then, in the final 15 seconds, with Marquette clinging to a two-point edge, Fazekas made a steal that resulted in a fast-break bucket by Braxton Miller.

Richie Mitchell, with 10 points, was the only other Blazer in double digits.

The two teams combined to hit 18 3-pointers for a finals record, and 11 for Marquette in 22 attempts also set a title-game mark.

For Barr-Reeve, Addison Wagler led the way with 25 points and eight rebounds. Micah Bullock totaled 23 points and six rebounds.

Coach Donovan Garletts' Marquette team, ranked third in the Associated Press poll, finished 20-6.  The Blazers were the first Michigan City school to advance to the state finals since Elston won the 1966 state championship.

Coach Bryan Hughes' Barr-Reeve team, ranked first by the AP, was playing in the state finals for the second time in five years but was seeking its first boys basketball title. The Vikings finished 26-2.

Class A Championship Game Records

Team Records

Most 3-Point Field Goals Made:
11 by Marquette Catholic vs. Barr-Reeve, 2014.
(Old Record) 9 by Barr-Reeve vs. Oregon-Davis, 2007.

Most Combined 3-Point Field Goals Made:
18 by Marquette Catholic (11) and Barr-Reeve (7), 2014.
(Old Record) 14 by Triton (8) and Indianapolis Metropolitan (6), 2011, and 14 by Barr-Reeve (9) and Oregon-Davis (5), 2007.

Highest Combined 3-Point Field Goal Percentage (min. 15 attempts)
.474 by Marquette Catholic (11-22) and Barr-Reeve (7-16), 2014.
(Old Record) .429 by Lapel (6-13) and Loogootee (3-8), 2005.

Highest Free Throw Percentage (min. 10 attempts)
.929 (13-14) by Barr-Reeve vs. Marquette Catholic, 2014.
(Old Record) .867 (13-15) by Rossville vs. Barr-Reeve, 2002.

Highest Combined Free Throw Percentage
.889 by Barr-Reeve (13-14) and Marquette Catholic (3-4), 2014.
(Old Record) .806 by Barr-Reeve (5-6) and Oregon-Davis (20-25), 2002.

Individual Record

Most 3-Point Field Goals Made
7 by Ryan Fazekas, Marquette Catholic vs. Barr-Reeve, 2014.
(Old Record) 6 by Brody Boyd, Union (Dugger) vs. Lafayette Central Catholic, 2000.

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