Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Marquette Gets Surprise Help, Beats Mehlville

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Marquette Gets Surprise Help, Beats Mehlville

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Marquette basketball coach John David Pattillo does not depend on Gavin Freeman to do much scoring.

But Freeman gave Pattillo a surprise Friday night - 15 points - as the Mustangs rolled to a 77-52 Suburban West Conference win over visiting Mehlville. Freeman started the night averaging 7.1 points a game.

Marquette, ranked No. 8 in the Post-Dispatch large-schools poll, improved its record to 10-3, while Mehlville, ranked No. 13, fell to 9-4.

"Gavin did a good job for us," Pattillo said. "In fact, all the kids did real well. I think this was our most unselfish offensive game we've had this year. We moved the ball real well and played awfully hard."

Mehlville never really threatened Marquette, which threw a blanket defense over the Panthers' top two scorers - Melvin Williams (18.5 points a game) and Armeake Estes (16.3). Williams had 14, while Estes scored 12.

Marquette's John Redden led all scorers with 19 points and six steals, while Cory Roper, who battled foul problems the entire game, had 11.

Vashon 71, Beaumont 53: Anthony Love scored 16 points and had 11 assists, both game highs, to lead the host Wolverines to a Public High League win. James Williams added 15 points and 10 rebounds for Vashon (10-4), ranked No. 5 in the large-schools poll, while Lamont Bonner chipped in with 13.

Keith Boyd had 16 for Beaumont, which fell to 1-7.

Belleville East 72, Gibault 50: Clint Sitzes had a game-high 24 points as the visiting Lancers easily handled the Hawks in a nonconference game. East, ranked No. 9 in the large-schools poll, increased its record to 10-2. Gibault, 9-4 and ranked No. 13 in the small-schools poll, was led by Adam Frierdich's 13 points.

Berkeley 82, Hancock 36: Charles Davis had 19 points as the host Bulldogs easily handled Hancock in a Suburban East Conference game.

The Bulldogs, ranked No. 10 in the small-schools poll, improved their record to 9-4. John Harper had 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals for Hancock (2-10). …

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