Justin Lewis scores 33 points, Golden Eagles defeat Pirates 73-63
January 28, 2022
Justin Lewis, a redshirt freshman, reached his record-high career scoring 33 points with nine rebounds and six assists. Lewis also managed to secure Big East Player of the week with him having an average of 15.8 points in the game with the Marquette Golden Eagles saving a spot for a seven-win streak after a match with Seton Hall Pirates 73-63 on Wednesday.
Shaka Smart, Marquette’s coach, continued that Lewis was all out during the game and commented that the team did better during the second than in the first half. During the game, Lewis made 11 of 19 shots with four of seven 3-point range. Lewis also just made history for himself to score 30 points after Markus Howard did during the 2019-2020 season finale with 30 points at St. John’s.
Fighting hard fight
During the match between Marquette against Seton Hall, Oliver-Maxence Prosper secured 10 points and the favor was returned by the Pirates' Jamir Harris with 13 points, making his team in the lead during the second half. Haris and his team made up an effort with 3-point range followed by Jared Rhoden 14 points and nine rebounds for Seton Hall. He would later miss two free throws resulting in a failed comeback for Seton Hall’s game.
While the Pirates were struggling to make a comeback, a minute apart timeouts kept its defense on-going. While Marquette tried to make a way around and ended up having 11 scored points following in the first half turnovers for the host team and late scoring made the Golden Eagles get away with 19 points of score margin. The margin stayed until Marquette worked on the margin score and managed to secure a 38-21 lead during halftime.
Marquette's percentage result suggests 50 percent on the first half and Lewis had made 15 points with three assists prior to recess.
Seton Hall managed to give a proper fight back in the second half, with Rhoden successful to make around with his quick-run. Marquette’s defense was able to be penetrated by Seton Hall’s blocks, Harris’ 3-pointers and Rhodey layup, resulting in a closer margin score and got the team closer with 47-39.
Marquette, on the other hand, was glad to return the favor to the host team. The visitor secured additional points with Lewis’ dunk blasting the Golden Eagles on the lead further away with 61-40. The last-minute fight put the Pirates closer, six points twice closer to Marquette.
Looking at the match result, it is easy to attribute the win to Lewis, who had the highest score of 33 points, six assists and nine rebounds–followed by Prosper with 10 points, zero assists and four rebounds. Regarding the match, Lewis added that the coach had always been there while he and fellow team members were figuring out what to do.
The game was a hard-fought game, but Smart pointed out that the Pirates fought a hard fight and deserved an appraisal for that.
“Seton Hall deserves a lot of credit for how they just kept on fighting and battling,”
Smart added, as per SFGate. Smart also mentioned that not once or twice, but multiple times Seton Hall kept fighting and made a comeback.
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