CANCUN, Mexico — Tournament MVP Jaime Nared had 11 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks as No. 12 Tennessee won the Cancun Challenge on Saturday with a 69-49 win over South Dakota.
Rennia Davis and Anastasia Hayes had 12 points apiece and Mercedes Russell 10 for the Lady Vols (6-0), who went 3-0 in the tourney, starting with a 101-99 win over No. 20 Marquette in overtime.
Tennessee scored the first seven points of the game and the last 10 of the first quarter, making 9 of 11 shots, to lead 24-9. The Lady Vols added an 8-0 run in the second half and closed with the last seven to lead 41-18 at the half. They shot 56 percent (14 of 25), making 4 of 6 3s and 9 of 10 free throws. South Dakota shot 26 percent and had 10 turnovers.
Monica Arens led the Coyotes (3-3) with 10 points.
Nared finished the tournament with 58 points, 34 rebounds, 12 assists, six blocks and five steals.