Providence 2015 recruit Ryan Fezekas put on quite a show this morning for Marquette Catholic, as he established a new record for made three-pointers in the Class A title game with seven. He also had a critical blocked shot in the final seconds with his team leading by two to seal a 70-66 victory in overtime.
For Barr-Reeve, it was another bittersweet trip to Indianapolis. They have now made the trip to Indy four times in Class A, but have yet to win a state championship. With only a single senior on the roster, however, the Vikings will be a favorite to return next year.
Even more painful for Barr-Reeve is that it held a 10-point lead at 53-43 with 6 minutes left before a pair of three-pointers by Fazekas cut into the lead. The Vikings also had a chance to win in regulation after running the clock down, but turned the ball over with 5.1 seconds left.
Fazekas finished with 34 points and 10 rebounds to lead Marquette Catholic to its first state title. It is also the first state championship for a team from Michigan City since 1966 when Michigan City Elston beat Indianapolis Tech.
Micah Bullock of Barr-Reeve, their lone senior, won the Class A Arthur L. Trester Mental Attitude Award. He finished with 23 points and 6 rebounds for Barr-Reeve, while Addison Wagler had 25 points and 8 rebounds for Barr-Reeve.