Marian rolls past Dominican, 80-68

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Behind three student-athletes in double digits, the Marian University men's basketball team knocked off Dominican, 80-68, Thursday evening at Sadoff Gymnasium.

15 seconds into the first half senior Alex Stecker hit a 3-pointer and over the ensuing eight minutes the Sabres opened up a 23-7 advantage – and didn't look back.

Dynamic sophomore Reggie Roemer showcased his abilities in the opening stanza. The Madison, Wis. native scored 13 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field and grabbed three rebounds.

The MU defense put its clamps down and held DU to 25 percent from the floor on 6-of-24 shooting. The Sabres also forced seven turnovers.

MU led by as much as 23 points late in the second half.

Roemer finished the evening with 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting from the field. He also was 2-for-2 from beyond the arc.

Sophomore Alex Manhardt scored 16 points and hauled in seven rebounds. He was also 8-of-10 from the free-throw line.

Junior Josh Creed chipped in 14 points and handed out five assists.

The Sabres won the battle in front of the rim and out-rebounded the Stars 38-27. MU also scored 28 points in the paint.

Tim Robertson scored 23 points to lead DU (4-18, 2-15 NACC).

MU (11-12, 8-10 NACC) returns to the hardwood Saturday at Rockford.