Hiedeman scores 34 in No. 8 Marquette's rout of Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) - Natisha Hiedeman scored a career-high 34 points and Danielle King added 20, leading No. 8 Marquette to a 109-63 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday.


Marquette (22-4, 13-1 Big East) bounced back from Friday's loss to St. John's, which ended the Golden Eagles' 12-game winning streak. In that game, Hiedeman, the Eagles' leading scorer, finished with three points.

Seton Hall (14-12, 6-9 Big East) played without leading scorer Shadeen Samuels, who was nursing a shoulder injury. Samuels entered the game averaging 18.5 points and almost nine rebounds per contest. Desiree Elmore scored 21 points to pace the Pirates, and Inja Butina added 13.

The Golden Eagles, who tallied a season-best point total, took command early, outscoring the Pirates 16-6 over the final six minutes of the first quarter. Isabelle Spignola drained two long 3-pointers during the run, which put Marquette ahead 22-11.

Marquette then had a 16-0 run late in the second period. Selena Lott had a four-point play and Hiedeman scored five points during that stretch, and Marquette led 49-26 at the break.

Hiedeman led all scorers at the half with 14 points.

Hiedeman scored 10 straight points in the late stages of the third quarter to held stretch the lead to 35 points.

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