SPRING ARBOR, MI – Paul Marandet continued his prolific play to start the new year again on Saturday.
The former Warsaw standout led the way as his Spring Arbor team topped Huntington 78-65 in a Crossroads League men’s basketball contest.
Marandet, a sophomore guard for the No. 15 ranked Cougars, tallied a game-high 24 points as Spring Arbor claimed its seventh straight win. He hit on 10-15 shots from the field, including 1-1 from distance, and was 3-3 from the free throw line.
Marandet, who was the Crossroads League Player of the Week this past week, also dished out nine assists for the Cougars. He also had a pair of rebounds. It was the third straight game that Marandet has scored 20 or more points.
Spring Arbor, which improved to 16-2 overall and moved to 4-2 in league play, had a season-low four turnovers and a 43-33 rebounding advantage in the victory.
Marandet leads Spring Arbor in scoring at 18.1 points-per-game and also has a team-high 110 assists on the season. He is also averaging 3.7 rebounds per game and is second in both steals and blocked shots for the Cougars.
Spring Arbor is tied for second place in the Crossroads League standings with Bethel and Indiana Wesleyan. Saint Francis leads the conference with a 6-0 mark.
Spring Arbor will host Bethel Tuesday night in a key league clash.