‘He’s our glue’: X marks the spot for Marist as Xavier Sulaiman steps up his all-around game in comeback victory over Joliet Catholic

Marist’s Xavier Sulaiman, center, moves the ball upcourt against Joliet Catholic during a game in Chicago on Friday, Dec. 17, 2021.
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Ahead of Friday’s game, Marist coach Brian Hynes issued a challenge to junior guard Xavier Sulaiman — let your offense come from your defense.

To say Sulaiman was up for the task would be an understatement.

He spent the entire night stifling rallies from Joliet Catholic while kick-starting a few of his own.

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Casey Drottar is a Freelance Sports Reporter for The Associated Press, the Chicago Tribune and Shaw Media. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook

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