The Cougars won their tournament opener after their first two WCC games were postponed.
If the BYU women’s basketball team has any worries about rusting after a long layoff, the basketball team answered the bell on Thursday.
The 18th Cougars (11-1) beat the University of San Francisco Dons 76-64 on Thursday night, a game that served as their grand prix opener after their first two games were lost. postponed due to the COVID-19 case between their first two rivals.
The second striker took the lead in the Cougars’ side with 16 points and 14 rebounds on a 8/9 shot. Senior keeper Paisley Harding scored 19 points, but it took her 17 shots to hit that target. Second bodyguard Shaylee Gonzales and senior bodyguard Maria Albiero get 9 points each.
BYU won Thursday’s match, overtaking Dons 46-22. Cougars also dominate the table, well ahead of the Dons 50-28. The margin of recovery allows BYU to get 22 second chance points.
Even though the Cougars only won 12, the match wasn’t over yet. Their biggest lead was 26 and they led around 20 for most of the second half.
The BYU men’s team also played the West Coast Conference opener on Thursday and beat Pacific, 73-51.
Five Cougars scored twice as many points, led by keeper Alex Barcello with 15 points. Barcello shot 4/7 from the 3-point line and also hit 1,000 career points at BYU.
This story will be updated.
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