Flyin’ Game 16: Marion Local 40, Cardinal Stritch 37

Nathan Bruns (with ball) hit the game-winning 3-pointer. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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Nathan Bruns (with ball) hit the game-winning 3-pointer. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Nathan Bruns of Marion Local saved his best for last, bottoming a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in a 40-37 offensively challenged comeback defeat of Cardinal Stritch in the 17th annual Premier Health Flyin’ to the Hoop at Trent Arena on Monday.

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Sam Huelsman of Marion Local (21) makes his stand. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Sam Huelsman of Marion Local (21) makes his stand. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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Sam Huelsman of Marion Local (21) makes his stand. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Nick Tangeman hit all five free throws and led Marion Local (10-5) with 15 points. Bruns, a senior who signed to play basketball at the University of Findlay, added nine points. The defending D-IV state champs, Marion Local scored just 12 first-half points but trailed only 17-12.

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Sam Huelsman of Marion Local beats the defense. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Sam Huelsman of Marion Local beats the defense. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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Sam Huelsman of Marion Local beats the defense. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Jordan Burton led Stritch, located in Lucas County near Toledo, with 19 points. The Cardinals converted just 3 of 9 free throws.

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Matt Rethman of Marion Local. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

Matt Rethman of Marion Local. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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Matt Rethman of Marion Local. MARC PENDLETON / STAFF

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