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Kurt Hall brings the ball up from North Chicago. Worsom Robinson/For Sun-Times Media.
The Commandos (6-7) pulled off the upset behind a stingy defense that made good looks hard to come by for the Warhawks (14-3) in the Martin Luther King Dream Classic at Young. Marshall trailed by as much as 13 points in the second quarter before rallying in the third. Down 46-43, the Commandos ended the game with a 21-11 run.
THE TURNING POINT
Marshall trailed 28-19 at halftime and got back into the game with a 14-5 run to start the third quarter.
The Commandos’ Citron Miller had 14 of his 17 points in the second half.
BY THE NUMBERS
James King and Jerwon Hudson each had 12 points for Marshall. Kurt Hall led the Warhawks with 20 points, Jamero Shelton added 19, and JaVairius Amos-Mays chipped in 13.
“This is a very big win and my kids didn’t give up. Both teams stayed competitive and nobody laid back.” — Marshall coach Henry Cotton.