Of all the resounding, shocking events that have happened in the past few months, none may be as inspiring as the rise of Marcus Keene.
The former Moanalua guard continued his scoring spree in his first season with Central Michigan, scoring 50 points today in a 101-92 victory over Miami of Ohio. Keene, who played at Moanalua during his freshman year of high school, entered the game averaging 28.7 points per game, nearly 5 points more than the nation’s second-highest scorer. Keene has also been playing on a sore ankle this week.
Playing on the injury earlier in the week, the junior guard scored 29 points against Ball State.
Today, Keene played 35 minutes, made 15 of his 23 field-goal attempts — including 10-for-15 from the 3-point arc — and converted all 10 of his free-throw attempts. He added four assists, three steals and two rebounds.