Boys basketball: Terrian’s 34 points lifts Flivvs past Marquette

MARQUETTE — Luke Terrian’s career-high 34 points led Kingsford past Marquette 80-63 in Great Northern Conference action Thursday.

“Luke was an absolute load underneath the basket,” said Kingsford coach Dan Olkkonen, noting the 6-foot-2 junior had 23 points in the first half with two traditional three-point plays. “He did a great job carrying us.”

The Flivvers (7-3, 2-1) trailed 11-2 after the first two minutes of the game. They recovered a lead going into the second quarter.

“We started playing defense,” Olkkonen said of the comeback that limited Marquette to one shot. “The kids were kind of intimidated by their speed but they really settled down and played good defense.”

Tyler Beauchamp added 15 points for the Flivvers and Andrew Mann had 11. Chase Kreski and Nate Ruth both hit three triples for nine points.

Kingsford owned a 48-29 lead at the half

“We had a great start (after the first two minutes) and got momentum,” Olkkonen said. “We handled their full-court trap pressure well and had just a few turnovers. We made wise decisions out there.”

Olkkonen believes the last time the Flivvers beat Marquette in Kingsford was in 2012 for the GNC championship. The Flivvers haven’t won at Marquette for at least 10 years.

Kingsford hosts Gladstone on Tuesday.

Marquette won the junior varsity and freshmen games.

Kingsford 22 26 13 19 — 80

Marquette 18 11 19 15 — 63

KINGSFORD (80): Kreski 9, Rutter 9, VanRemortel 2, Terrian 34, Beauchamp 15, Mann 11. FT: 13-21. F: 20. 3-point FG: Kreski 3, Rutter 3, Terrian 2, Beauchamp.

MARQUETTE (63): Millado 20, Darr 5, Brazeau 2, Martysz 10, Beauchamp 1, Ogea 16, Lane 2, Zika 3, Zueger 2, Puskala 2. FT: 17-23. F: 19. 3-point FG: Darr, Martysz 2, Zika.