Goodbred's timely 3s help Marmion down St. Charles East

  • Marmion's Jabe Haith looks to take a shot against St. Charles East's AJ Gaca Tuesday in St. Charles.

    Marmion's Jabe Haith looks to take a shot against St. Charles East's AJ Gaca Tuesday in St. Charles. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • St. Charles East's Trent Warren (20) drives between Marmion's Sean Kavanaugh (24) and Trevon Roots (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    St. Charles East's Trent Warren (20) drives between Marmion's Sean Kavanaugh (24) and Trevon Roots (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • St. Charles East's Steven Call (12) maneuvers for a shot against Marmion's Sean Kavanaugh (24) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    St. Charles East's Steven Call (12) maneuvers for a shot against Marmion's Sean Kavanaugh (24) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • Marmion's Collin Wainscott (3) moves the ball down the court against St. Charles East's Gavin Sitarz (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Marmion's Collin Wainscott (3) moves the ball down the court against St. Charles East's Gavin Sitarz (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • Marmion's Jabe Haith (2) takes a shot over St. Charles East's Eddie Herrera (22) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Marmion's Jabe Haith (2) takes a shot over St. Charles East's Eddie Herrera (22) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • Marmion's Trevon Roots (23) scores against St. Charles East during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Marmion's Trevon Roots (23) scores against St. Charles East during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • Marmion's Jabe Haith (2) works for the shot against St. Charles East's Michael Weaver (3) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Marmion's Jabe Haith (2) works for the shot against St. Charles East's Michael Weaver (3) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • Marmion's Jabe Haith (2) takes a shot over St. Charles East's Michael Weaver (3) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Marmion's Jabe Haith (2) takes a shot over St. Charles East's Michael Weaver (3) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • Marmion's Sean Kavanaugh (24) takes a shot against St. Charles East's Trent Warren (20) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    Marmion's Sean Kavanaugh (24) takes a shot against St. Charles East's Trent Warren (20) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • St. Charles East's Trent Warren (20) takes a shot around Marmion's Collin Wainscott (3) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    St. Charles East's Trent Warren (20) takes a shot around Marmion's Collin Wainscott (3) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • St. Charles East's Michael Weaver (3) lays up for the basket against Marmion's Collin Wainscott (3) and Trevon Roots (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    St. Charles East's Michael Weaver (3) lays up for the basket against Marmion's Collin Wainscott (3) and Trevon Roots (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

  • St. Charles East's Rahul Gor (30) works for the shot against Marmion's Trevon Roots (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.

    St. Charles East's Rahul Gor (30) works for the shot against Marmion's Trevon Roots (23) during a game on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. Mark Black / Shaw Media Illinois

 
 
Updated 1/18/2022 10:11 PM

Raef Goodbred knows when his number is called, it's often for one reason -- a 3-pointer.

Constantly practicing to perfect his craft, Goodbred got his name called for the first time in Tuesday night's game at St. Charles East midway through the third quarter.

 

With the Cadets' lead at just five, Goodbred knocked down his only two shot attempts of the night -- both from behind the arc -- to give Marmion the boost it needed to pull away for a 67-59 victory over the Saints in nonconference play.

"We always ask for guys to do their part," Marmion coach Joe Piekarz said. "Raef is a really good shooter. He came in cold, having not taken a shot all night. We put our shooter in there against a defense allowing us some looks from [3-point range], he did his job and that was a huge momentum swing for us tonight.

"He is always in the gym working on his shot. He knows what he's good at and continues to work on it. To step up like that is huge, especially for a kid that puts in the work. I'm truly just very proud of him tonight."

Goodbred's 3-pointers, paired with a basket from teammate Trevon Roots, gave Marmion (8-8) an 11-point advantage after St. Charles East had cut the Cadets' lead to just three on a basket and the foul from Steven Call at the 5:21 mark of the third quarter.

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Goodbred, a junior guard, openly admitted he isn't sure if, when or how much he's going to play on a given night, but tries to stay as ready as possible for when his name is called.

"Coach came up to me a said 'Go make a 3 for us'," Goodbred said. "I knew that's what I needed to do to help the team. I'm always confident in my shot. I know I'm a good shooter so whenever I get in the game, I'm confident that I can knock down a shot if I have the opportunity."

Despite the big momentum swing from Goodbred's shots, the Saints (2-16) were able to get their deficit to just four after a Rahul Gor basket to begin the fourth quarter.

However, the Saints committed eight of their 20 turnovers in the final quarter, which boosted a 14-2 Marmion run to seal the victory.

"Turnovers just killed us tonight," St. Charles East coach Pat Woods said. "[We had] just way too many turnovers against a really tough Marmion team. They play a really tough schedule and their record is very deceiving. You have to credit [Goodbred] to be ready in a spot like that and nail two big 3s. They brought him in for a reason and he did his job."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Call led the Saints with a game-high 15 points in the loss, while Jabe Haith (15 points), Collin Wainscott (12) and Roots (11) all reached double figures for Marmion.

Roots, who added eight rebounds and five blocked shots, said he's good friends with Goodbred and knew if he got the opportunity to make an impact Tuesday night, that he and his teammates were confident those shots would find the bottom of the net.

"It's a family environment on this team and we all love [Raef]," Roots said. "Tonight is honestly just what he does. He's a great shooter so when he comes in, we expect that from him. When he delivers, we get excited for him and just go crazy."

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