Senior Ally McConnell led Marquette with 14 points Saturday night at the Den, but the Blazers were unable to overcome a 21-4 first-quarter surge from the host Wolves. Michigan City prevailed 63-34 to top the Blazers for the first time since November 2002.
Turnovers plagued Marquette which was held without a field goal for the first six-and-a-half minutes. Junior Izabel Galindo made the first bucket for the Blazers to squash a 15-2 run.
The two sides played even in the second quarter as four Blazers made their way into the scoring column. McConnell’s six points paced the club at half as Michigan City took a 32-14 cushion into halftime.
Junior Ryleigh Grott and McConnell combined for 10 points in an uptempo third stanza. Grott registered six points while McConnell notched four and fed Grott for another.
McConnell added four points in the final frame while sophomore point guard Ana Blakely finished with six points and a pair of assists.
Marquette (3-4) continues road play Wednesday evening when it visits Oregon-Davis for a 5:30 pm varsity-only contest.