Edgewood offense shoots past Sabre men's hoops

Kelvin Jones brings the ball up the floor.

MADISON, Wis. - Marian University men's basketball (2-6, 2-2 NACC) couldn't find a way to slow down an Edgewood offense that shot 29-52 (.558) from the field in an 83-60 road loss.

The Sabres jumped out early on the Eagles holding a consistent lead for the first part of the first half.  The Sabres would hold an 18-11 advantage with 10:20 remaining following a jumper from freshman Tristan Van Ess that forced an Edgewood timeout. 

Freshman Tavaris McCullough then made the next three baskets for the Sabres, layups in the paint as Marian continued to lead at 24-15 with 6:11 left in the opening stanza.  From there, however, the Eagles chipped away at the Sabre lead and closed out the half on a 19-5 run to take a 34-29 advantage into the break.

Marian was able to keep the deficit manageable to open the second half but Edgewood would use a 13-2 run in the middle of the second half to take a 61-43 lead with 8:41 left to play.  This deficit proved to be too much as Edgewood would cruise to the NACC win at home.

Junior Kelvin Jones and Will Olewinski led the Sabres offensively with 11 and 10 points, respectively. 

Marian returns home Saturday, Dec. 16 when the Sabres take on Lakeland for a 4 p.m. tip.

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