HONOLULU (Dec. 14, 2013) – Newcomer Whitney Fieldsted led BYU-Hawaii with 11 points but the BYU-Hawaii women's basketball team fell to Hawaii Pacific 89-48 on Saturday.
Fieldsted just joined the Seasiders and made 4 of 9 shots, added five boards and three steals in her debut. Makana Borden and Danna Lynn Hooper each chipped in nine points and Marquessa Gilson pulled down 10 rebounds in addition to her five points.
Gilson got a nice one-handed lay in to go for two, trimming the Sea Warriors lead to 9-4 in the first six minutes of play to open the game.
A scoring drought following a two from Jiashan Cui put the Seasiders back, surrendering a 9-0 run over five minutes before a trey from Talyn Bevell broke up the run to make it 28-13 with 4:29 left until halftime.
Danna Lynn Hooper broke up another run over the final few minutes with two makes from the charity stripe but BYU-Hawaii went into the break down 39-17 to HPU.
Eight minutes into the second half a pair of freebies from Gilson, a layup from Bevell and two points from newcomer Fieldsted added to the Seasiders' scoring. Fieldsted's make made it 56-28 with 12:22 to go in the game.
Fieldsted added more to her total, picking up some steals and made free throws along the way. After another make from the line she made it 77-44 Sea Warriors with just over four minutes remaining.
Hooper scored the last bucket of the game but BYU-Hawaii came up on the wrong end of an 89-48 loss.
BYU-Hawaii will have UH-Hilo on Saturday, Dec. 21 in Laie at 5 p.m. in the Cannon Activities Center.