CANCUN, Mexico — Natisha Hiedeman made six 3-pointers and scored 21 points, Allazia Blockton had 17 points, six rebounds and four assists, and No. 20 Marquette beat winless Montana 87-68 on Friday in the Cancun Challenge.
Marquette closed the first quarter on a 9-2 run for a 12-point lead. Montana was within seven points in the second quarter but 3-pointers by Hiedeman, Isabelle Spingola and Hiedeman made it 38-22. The Golden Eagles led by 20 at the break with 17 points from Hiedeman and Blockton’s 10.
Erika Davenport added 13 points for Marquette (2-2), which made 13 of 26 from distance. Spingola finished with 14 points and Lauren Van Kleunen had nine points and seven rebounds. Hiedeman was 7 of 13 from the field, with only three misses from 3-point range.
McKenzie Johnston scored 13 points for Montana (0-5), which was just 5 of 18 from 3-point range. Madi Schoening added 11 points for the Grizzlies.