OAKLAND, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2014) – After winning its first game just two days ago, the BYU-Hawaii women's basketball team put on a shooting and rebounding clinic at Holy Names, dominating the Hawks 68-49 on Monday.
The Seasiders (2-12, 2-7) made 25 of 50 shots for 50 percent and destroyed Holy Names (9-7, 5-5) on the glass with a 50-30 advantage. BYU-Hawaii held the home team to just 22 percent shooting for the game.
Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo led the Seasiders with 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting, including 3 of 4 from behind the arc and seven boards. Talyn Bevell added 15 points and also hit three triples. Danna Lynn Hooper and Jiashan Cui added 10 points apiece while Whitney Fieldsted just missed a double-double with nine points and 12 rebounds.
BYU-Hawaii came out storming in the first half and never looked back.
Both teams were locked in at 5-5 but triples from Bevell and Tatupu-Leopoldo helped propel an 18-6 run to give BYU-Hawaii a 23-11 lead with 6:41 to go in the first half.
A Fieldsted layup gave the Seasiders their largest lead of the half at 16 points, making it 29-13 a bit over two minutes later.
The Hawks cooled off BYU-Hawaii and chipped away at the lead, cutting it back down 30-25 at halftime. The Seasiders shot 44 percent for the half, holding Holy Names to just 23 percent. Tatupu-Leopoldo had 11 points at the break on 4 of 5 shooting.
In the second half, BYU-Hawaii started just like the first half and just picked up steam.
With a 48-40 lead with 8:58 to go the Seasiders started to shoot the lights out again to put the game away.
Tatupu-Leopoldo hit another trey, Bevell hit back-to-back triples and Hooper added another to make it 62-42.
The Hawks had no chance to recover as BYU-Hawaii dominated the game and won it 68-49.
The Seasiders visit Notre Dame de Namur on Thursday at 5 p.m. PT.