Martinez gets hot down the stretch, helps Muskegon Catholic remain unbeaten with a 55-53 win over Tri-Unity

Local Sports Journal

Christian Martinez scored eight points in the fourth quarter to help lift the Muskegon Catholic boys basketball team to an exciting 55-53 victory over Tri-Unity Friday in non-league action.

The Crusaders remain unbeaten with a 3-0 record on the season.

MCC #3 Christian Martinez hits the runner to pull within 2 late in the 4th quarter photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #3 Christian Martinez hits the runner to pull within 2 late in the 4th quarter photo/Tim Reilly

The game was tight from start to finish with the Crusaders clinging to one point leads at halftime and at the end of the third quarter.

Tri-Unity had a chance to shoot for the tying or go-ahead basket in the final seconds, but turned the ball over on a traveling call.

Martinez finished with 14 points while Nate Jones had seven rebounds for MCC.

MCC #3 Christian Martinez with the steal  that lead to the go ahead bucket late in the 4th quarter photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #3 Christian Martinez with the steal that lead to the go ahead bucket late in the 4th quarter photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #5 Tommy Scott from the line late in the 4th quarter photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #5 Tommy Scott from the line late in the 4th quarter photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #21 Nate Jones with the open bucket late in the 4th quarter cuts into the TriUnity lead photo/Tim Reilly

MCC #21 Nate Jones with the open bucket late in the 4th quarter cuts into the TriUnity lead photo/Tim Reilly

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