Marquez drops career-high 29 in final game

Nick Marquez finished up an outstanding four years at San Marcos by scoring a career-high 29 points in the Royals’ 75-61 road loss at Nogales Wednesday.

“We were able to get him good looks even though they were focused in on him,” said San Marcos coach Jarrod Bradley. “I’m super proud to have coached Nick. He’s a great player.”

The Royals (12-14) had their best turnover margin of the year, committing only 10, but Nogales (22-7) got a combined 47 points from two of its three all-league players and stayed ahead after winning the second quarter 20-11.

Bradley said that there is a lot to take from this season, which his team began with only two returners with significant varsity experience.

“With how young we are I was really proud of how certain guys stepped up tonight and this season,” he said, pointing to a big road win against DP and a victory in the Jim Bashore Classic as highlights.

Marquez will likely end up playing at the University of Puget Sound or Harvard next year.


SAN MARCOS — Vines 3, Marquez 29, Day 5, Koopmans 3, Rios 4, Mkpado 8, Moore 3, Dodson 4, Guild 2. Totals 20 11-13 61.

NOGALES — De Anda 23, Guillory 24, Martin 14, Sheffer 4, Smith 10. Totals 27 13-21 75.

San Marcos….12  11  18  20 — 61

Nogales….13  20  20  22 — 75

3-point goals – SM 10 (Marquez 6, Vines, Day, Koopmans, Moore), N 7 (De Anda 3, Guillory 2, Smith 2.)

Total fouls – SM 16, N 9.

Fouled out — Vines.