Alaska Anchorage tops BYU-Hawaii 100-49

Alaska Anchorage tops BYU-Hawaii 100-49

LAIE, Hawaii (Nov. 19, 2013) – In game two against Alaska Anchorage, the BYU-Hawaii women's basketball team was defeated 100-49 on Tuesday night.

The Seasiders (0-3) fought hard and showed improvement in their third game of the season. BYU-Hawaii played a very physical game, matching the Seawolves (3-0) physicality and finished right with Alaska Anchorage grabbing 37 rebounds to the Seawolves' 43.

BYU-Hawaii got to the line 28 times and made nearly 80 percent of its tries but suffered from a cold shooting night at just 25 percent.

Danna Lynn Hooper led the Seasiders with 15 points, two assists and two steals. Talyn Bevell added 14 and Marquessa Gilson posted eight points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists.

A slow start for the Seasiders put them an early tough spot with the Seawolves starting the game on an 18-0 run. Gilson broke the run getting to the line and knocking one down to get BYU-Hawaii on the board with 13:55 to go in the first half.

Hooper hit a 3-pointer to make it 34-11 with 9:17 to go and picked up another one at the 4:25 mark in the first half with BYU-Hawaii trailing 45-17. The Seawolves took a 56-23 lead into halftime.

Back-to-back buckets from Hooper early in the second half helped and Bevell knocked down two free throws but the Seasiders were still behind 62-29 with 17:24 to go.

Abby Barrett and Jiashan Cui connected on consecutive buckets to make it 84-41 with 6:07 to go in the game.

Alaska Anchorage finished off the Seasiders 100-49 to take both games in the series.

BYU-Hawaii plays next on Thanksgiving Day in the Oahu Classic in Honolulu vs. Lubbock Christian at 3 p.m.

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