LAIE, Hawaii (Jan. 14, 2014) Point guard Talyn Bevell scored 19 points but it wasn't quite enough and the BYU-Hawaii women's basketball team dropped a close one 72-68 to Chaminade on Tuesday night.
The Seasiders (0-12, 0-7) led for much of the first half but the Chaminade (2-11, 2-5) hung around, taking a lead again without about four minutes to go and stayed in front down the stretch.
In the 12th minute of the first half Bevell electrified the Seasiders coming off the bench and putting up and impressive 12 points in just five minutes. The spurt put the Seasiders up 22-17.
BYU-Hawaii had all the momentum late in the first half going stretching their lead to 12 points at 29-17. Jiashan Cui contributed to the lead putting up a layup and a deep three over the run.
The Silver Swords came on strong in the final minutes of the first half to cutting the lead down and even gping back in front. Junior Makana Borden hit a short jumper in the final seconds of the half to put the Seasiders up 40-39 going into halftime.
The Seasiders took an early lead with the help of the bench, scoring five unanswered points to go up by 6 with 13 minutes left in the game, leading 53-46.
At the 4:23 mark Chaminade retook the lead and never looked back, hanging on to edge BYU-Hawaii 72-68.
The Seasiders will now head on the road four four games, taking on Fresno Pacific on Friday, Jan. 18.