HONOLULU (Nov. 29, 2013) - Three players scored in double figures for the BYU-Hawaii women's basketball team but it wasn't enough to overcome No. 2 Gannon University in an 80-49 loss at the conclusion of the Oahu Classic on Friday.
The Seasiders (0-5) gave the Golden Knights (6-0) all they could handle in the first half, outshooting them 44.4 to 33.3 percent and drained 5 of 9 threes.
After going down early 12-6, BYU-Hawaii rallied to cut the lead to 12-11 behind a 3-pointer from Bevell and another two from Hooper with 14:09 to go in the first.
Even when Gannon went up by eight points at 28-20 with 5:44 until halftime, the Seasiders responded again with a flurry of makes from Gilson, Bevell and Hooper to make it a one-point game again with the Golden Knights clinging to a 32-21 lead with 1:45 until the break.
The Seasiders trailed the No. 2 team just 36-31 at halftime.
The second half was a different story however, and the Golden Knights opened up with a big run to stretch their lead to 58-38 over the first 10 minutes of the second half.
BYU-Hawaii didn't have enough for a comeback in the second and fell to Gannon 80-49.
Up next, the Seasiders open up conference play on the road at Hilo on Dec. 7.