Blockton sets mark, Marquette women top Northwestern 76-57

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Allazia Blockton scored 21 points and became Marquette’s all-time leading scorer in the No. 18 Golden Eagles’ 76-57 win over Northwestern on Sunday.

Blockton’s layup at 4:18 of the fourth quarter gave her 1,942 points. After passing Krystal Ellis (2009), she added four more points.

Natisha Hiedeman added 17 points, 15 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block for Marquette (7-2).

The Warriors scored the last 14 points of the first quarter to take a 25-9 lead, but the Wildcats had a 19-7 advantage in the second quarter to close within 32-28 at the half.

A jumper by Jordan Hamilton early in the third quarter pulled Northwestern into a tie at 34, but Amani Wilborn and Blockton hit back-to-back 3-pointers to start a 10-0 run. The Golden Eagles’ lead never got below nine after that.

Lindsey Pulliam had 15 points and Pallas Kunaiyi-Akpanah 14 with 15 rebounds for Northwestern (6-3), which lost its third straight.