ESTERO, Fla. — Deja Church scored 11 of her 15 points in the first half and Michigan coasted to a 70-54 upset over No. 21 Missouri in the first round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Friday night.
The Wolverines (4-0) dominated the first half, scoring the first nine points and breaking away to a 37-14 lead at the break. The Tigers (3-2) had a run of 11 missed shots stretching from the second into the third quarter and made just five of their first 31 shots (16.1 percent).
Nicole Munger added 11 points and Hallie Thome scored 10 for the Wolverines, who had their largest lead at 53-25 with 1:59 left in the third quarter.
Missouri had 9-2 runs to open and close the fourth quarter but only got as close as the final score. Sophie Cunningham led the Tigers with nine points.