A gallant effort versus one of the most electrifying teams in the nation did not go unnoticed Wednesday evening at the Scholl Center. Marquette, which started three underclassmen, dropped an 84-35 decision to 20th-ranked La Lumiere.
Senior Jake Tarnow guided the Blazers with 11 points. Sophomore Britain Harris, who canned two of Marquette’s six treys on the evening, finished with six points. Senior Vaunte Johnson also recorded six.
The Blazers held the potent Lakers to 17 points in the opening quarter. Things went off the rails in the second period when Wendell Green erupted for 19 points to author a 30-point stanza for La Lumiere.
Despite a growing margin in the second half, Marquette played a vigorous and unyielding 32 minutes. The Blazers allowed just 37 points across the third and fourth quarters.
Marquette (3-10) will close out the month of January next Thursday at home when it welcomes Crete-Monee (Ill.) to the Scholl Center.