LAIE, Hawaii (Feb. 22, 2014) – Despite extending the game to two overtimes, the BYU-Hawaii women's basketball team came up short 85-79 on Saturday night against Fresno Pacific.
Talyn Bevell hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left in regulation to send it to extra minutes but the Seasiders (2-21, 2-16) couldn't get over the hump.
BYU-Hawaii outshot Fresno Pacific (10-13, 10-7) from distance going 11 of 26 from three for 42.3 percent and had two with 20 or more points.
Danna Lynn Hooper led with 25 points, four assists and three steals and Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo added 20 points, six assists and six rebounds of her own. Whitney Fieldsted almost had a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds. She added two steals.
An 11-2 run from Fresno Pacific early in the second half put the visitors back in front 45-36 with 13:58 remaining but the Seasiders would continue to stay within striking distance.
Down 11, BYU-Hawaii put together a 7-0 run to cut the lead to 55-51 with 5:54 left in the game after Fieldsted knocked down two freebies.
Hooper hit a 3-pointer inside of four minutes to make it a one-point game at 59-58.
BYU-Hawaii fell behind again by three with 43.4 seconds left but a charge call on the Sunbirds gave the ball back. Bevell launched a 3-pointer and it swished its way home to a 64-64 tie with 22 seconds to go. The Seasider defense held and sent the game to overtime.
The first overtime wasn't enough with both teams scoring 10 points apiece to send it to double OT.
In the second overtime BYU-Hawaii scored the first two but Fresno Pacific went on a 6-0 run to lead it 80-76 with 1:59 remaining.
BYU-Hawaii's senior night will be Monday vs. Holy Names at 5 p.m. in the Cannon Activities Center.