La Lumiere Defeats Wasatch In Max The Marsch Matchup
This game generated a buzz north of the border for the fact it involved ten Canadian prep players. Six of ten starters were born and raised in Canada. If Brandon Cyrus and Jackson Rowe were healthy that number could have been eight.
Last night’s stream had 1,600+ views. A stream provided by the Wasatch Public Relations team hosted on highschoolcube.com. On average the Tigers draw 400 views per game. A sign that grassroots basketball interest is growing and growing north of the border.
La Lumiere Lakers jumped out to 21-5 lead over Wasatch Tigers in the first quarter. A hole too difficult for most teams to climb out of, let alone a deep one against La Lumiere. The final was Lakers 71 Tigers 54.
La Lumiere showed their defense prowess by overall holding Wasatch to 29 percent from the field and 19 percent from the 3-point land.
Along with Kentucky head coach John Calipari (looking at Isaac Humphries), coaches from Butler (looking at Cody John and Koby McEwen), Purdue, Louisville, and Loyola Marymount were in attendance. Marymount has reportedly offered Lakers starting point guard Munis Tutu.
Wasatch Academy Scorers:
-Koby McEwen: 24 points, 6 rebounds
-Cody John: 19 points
-Josip Vrankic: 6 points, 5 rebounds. In foul trouble much of the game.
-Shamiel Stevenson: 2 points, 5 rebounds
-Jeff Baradziej: 3 points
-Jackson Rowe (injury) did not play.
La Lumiere Scorers:
-Isaac Humphries 21 points, 14 rebounds, & 5 blocks.
-Jalen Coleman Lands: 20 points
-Munis Tutu: 3 points, 8 assists. He led the offense pretty well.
-Nolan Narain: 4 points, 14 rebounds
-Tyler Plummer: 4 points
-Brandon Cyrus (injury) did not play
La Lumiere improved to 10-2 on the season. They will toss it up tonight in Griffith, IN visiting Calumet Christian.
Tigers from Utah dropped to 10-6. Wasatch Academy play tonight at 6 p.m. Central time against Don Bosco Prep (Illinois).
Last nights game was billed as a “Max The Marsch” presented by hosts La Lumiere and the Mary Kline Foundation. MKF is founded by 20 year old Alex Kline in honour of his late mother who passed away from brain cancer in 2005 when Kline was ten. His foundation to date has raised over an impressive $100K for cancer research. All proceeds from yesterday’s game were donated to the Mary Kline Foundation. On a snowy night in Indiana that caused a 20 minute game delay due to ugly weather La Lumiere and their community still raised an influential $2300. Awesome stuff!
Thanks to La Lumiere (IN) for putting together Mary Kline Classic night in order to raise $2,300 for cancer research! pic.twitter.com/3noa6MLGAI
— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) January 9, 2015