Marquette surged to its fifth straight win with a 104-67 decision over Maine on Saturday, in a game where numerous players had big scoring contributions. Few had more dominant outings in this game however than Luke Fischer (21 pts. 7 Rebounds) and Henry Ellenson (23 pts. 4 Rebounds). The junior transfer in his first full season and the freshman top-five recruit are settling into their leadership roles in this Marquette offense over the win streak.
Ellenson (4th with 16.3 PPG) and Fischer (10th with 15.0 PPG) are the second highest scoring duo in the Big East, with Kris Dunn and Ben Bentil of Providence being the only pair outscoring them so far this season. Fischer is the only center in the top ten of the Big East in scoring, and Fischer is one of only two forwards, with Bentil being the other.
The scoring ability of these two big men was on full display early and often against the Black Bears, where the pair totaled 13 points in the first five minutes while helping hold Maine scoreless. Henry had 9 of those points, including a three-pointer in an effort that did not go unnoticed by his coach.
“Henry is a guy who can score in bunches, I thought he took really good shots,” said Coach Wojciechowski. “He was able to score from all over the floor, and I thought he was sharp and strong on offense.”
The twin bigs Fischer and Ellenson are also setting the tone on defense, coming in at third (2.13 BLKPG) and seventh (1.38 BLKPG) in blocks respectively.
It remains unclear how long this run may go, but Marquette fans will be hoping to see this combo continue to light up the scoreboard going forward.
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