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Marian gives Penn all it can handle in NIC finale
Posted on Feb. 22, 2014 at 12:08 a.m.

MISHAWAKA — Penn got a scare, but wrapped up its first outright Northern Indiana Conference boys basketball title since 2006 on Friday, Feb. 21, by edging host Marian 53-51.

The Kingsmen (17-1, 7-1) trailed by three late in the fourth quarter, but Billy Doslak’s 3-pointer put them up 49-46 with 1:10 remaining. Jordan Geist and Doslak then combined for 4-of-4 on free throws over the final 16 seconds.

Geist led Penn with 15 points.

Devin Cannady scored 20 for the Knights. Marian (10-7, 5-3) could’ve tied for the title with a victory, but had its six-game winning streak snapped.

The Kingsmen host NorthWood Tuesday in a matchup of 17-1 clubs.

Penn 53, Marian 51

Penn — Nate Miller 1, Jordan Geist 15, Cory Kreiger 3, Billy Doslak 11, Ryan Lutz 5, Christian Wittendorf 2, Taylor Brooks 8, Andrew Kimm 8. Totals: 16 16-20 53.

Marian — Devin Cannady 20, Jake Whitfield 9, Quron Marks 2, Ryan Schafer 6, Will Whitten 5, Nick Harris 7, Anthony Blum 2. Totals: 19 10-19 51.

Scoring By Quarters

Penn — 12 10 16 15 — 53

Marian — 9 11 14 17 — 51

3-point goals: Penn (5) — Doslak 3, Geist, Kreiger, Lutz; Marian (3) — Cannady 3.

Rebounds: Penn (32) — Kimm 9; Marian (18) — Cannady 5.

Assists: Penn (7) — Geist 3; Marian (6) — Whitfield 3.

Turnovers: Penn 17, Marian 9.

Records: Penn 17-1 (7-1 NIC), Mishawaka Marian 10-7 (5-3 NIC).

Next: NorthWood at Penn Tuesday, Feb. 25, Culver Academy at Marian Saturday, Feb. 22.