Marquette’s Eli Scott drives to the hoop as Dalton Clausen and Hunter Putman close in on defense.

Last weekend saw hot cross-town rivalry basketball action on a cold snowy night. Marquette Catholic hosted the Bellevue Comets on a night in which basketball fans shrugged off the weather and filled the MEC with spirited fans.  

The Comet girls took the first contest of the evening with a final score of 40-26. The Marquette ladies started the game as cold as the weather, going scoreless in the first period. Their Coach Jim Kettmann commented after the game, "It was one of those nights where we just couldn't get anything to go in the hole. It didn't matter if they were in close, mid-range, long range, we just couldn't buy a basket tonight. But I thought our girls did a really, really nice job defensively. The DeShaw girls are just athletic, and we thought if we could hold them down, then contain the rest of the team a little bit we'd have a chance. But I was extremely proud of our defensive effort tonight. Our offensive effort was ok, we just couldn't make baskets."