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Bruins outlast Midland, face PC

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 2:23 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 2:25 p.m. CDT

The St. Bede Bruins lived for another day Monday night in the Marquette 1A regional action at Marseilles, defeating Midland 48-46 in overtime.

Jarrett Olson, who has made a living of heroics this season, hit a 3-pointer with 11.1 seconds at the end of regulation to tie the game at 39.

Olson gave the Bruins a 47-46 lead with a layup with 23.2 second left in overtime and added a free throw to cap the Bruins victory. He finished with a game-high 23 points.

The Bruins (17-12) advanced to face top-seeded Putnam County (21-8) in Wednesday’s semifinals. Midland bowed out at 12-17.

Marquette 71, DePue 67: The Little Giants proved to not be what the Crusaders thought they were in Monday’s regional play. The Little Giants completely changed their game plan after losing to the Crusaders by 15 points Saturday, playing man to man defense instead of zone and play an uptempo style of offense.

That switch worked well for the Little Giants, who led 33-30 at halftime and as much as five early in the third quarter. Marquette (17-11), which advanced to face No. 2 seed Henry on Wednesday, used a 12-1 run to go up 54-41 early in the fourth quarter.

“On Saturday, we played a zone the whole game last time, and they tore us up,” DePue coach Charlie Klinefelter told the Ottawa Times. “So, I said let’s just have a little fun and do a little run-and-gun, see what happens and try to get back on defense in a man-to-man the full game. I was worried they’d take it inside and they did, and that’s where they beat us ... They were a lot bigger than us. But I tell you, man, I’d take my kids over anybody’s. They were scrappy.

“Maybe if a couple shots fall here or there, maybe it’s a one-point game or a last-second shot to win the game. But I love ‘em. They played so hard and I’m proud of them.”

Jesse Lopez led DePue (8-15) with 25 points while Mike Guzman (13) and Austin Zimmer (12) combined for 25.

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Annawan 57, LaMoille/Ohio 34: The Braves outscored the Lions 32-11 over the middle quarters to pull away to victory in regional opener Monday. Annawan received balanced scoring from Alex Landwehr (13), Ben Foster (12) and Marcellus Butler (11). Josh Gross and Anthony Lovgren scored 9 points each for the Lions.

Annawan (15-13) advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals to face top-seeded Indian Creek.

Visit www.bcrnews.com/sports for updates of Wednesday’s regional games.

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