The 25 points Marian Catholic's Tyler Ulis scored Tuesday night didn't come close to measuring his overall impact.
The junior guard also made a steal or dished out an assist whenever his team needed a boost during the Spartans' 54-38 nonconference road victory against Providence.
For good measure, Ulis clamped down on the Celtics' leading scorer, guard Kevin Kozan, in the second half.
"He does all of the little things; just another consistent performance," Marian coach Mike Taylor said of Ulis. "He's just beautiful to watch play."
The Celtics wouldn't share that opinion.
His 15 first-half points helped the Spartans to a 31-16 lead at the break, and they were in control throughout after scoring the game's first eight points.
After the opening seconds of the second quarter, the Spartans' lead was only below double-digits on one occasion, when the Celtics (10-7) climbed to within 41-32 with seven minutes remaining. Ulis proceeded to score five points during Marian's subsequent 9-0 run that put things out of reach.
Doing it all on offense didn't keep Ulis from keeping his head in the game on defense. When he took over the chore of checking Kozan in the second half from teammate Ki-Jana Crawford, he came armed with a plan.
"I noticed he usually would crossover with his right and go with his left hand," Ulis said. "If you stopped that, he'd come right back. So I just tried to play it good and get the steal."
He picked Kozan twice and would have approached double digits in assists had a few more open jumpers fallen.
Player of the game: Tyler Ulis, Marian Catholic, 25 points, 5 assists; 4 steals.
Key performers: Marian Catholic — T.J. Parham, 10 points, 11 rebounds. Providence — Kevin Kozan, 16 points; Miles Boykin, 14 points, 7 rebounds.