LAIE, Hawaii – BYU-Hawaii women's basketball dropped an 83-64 game to Concordia University Irvine Thursday in the Cannon Activities Center.
"We were beat in every facet of the game," BYU-Hawaii head coach Craig Stanger said. "[Concordia] wanted it more and it showed. We did some good things at times, but struggled to play well together. We will need to focus on working together more as a team moving forward."
Marian Sheikh hit 50 percent of her shots to lead the Seasiders (6-6, 3-3 PacWest) with 15 points. Tyvette White contributed 13 points and five assists, while Jessica Horrocks came off the bench and recorded a career-high of 12 points. Kristin Baldwin added a team-high nine rebounds and four blocks on the night.
Zoe Scott-Goss carried Concordia (6-6, 4-2 PacWest) to victory with 13 points and Annie Studdert finished with 12 points and seven rebounds.
Concordia shot 50 percent from the field to BYU-Hawaii's 42.1, but the Seasiders outshot them from behind the arc recording 27.8 percent, holding the Eagles to 23.1. BYU-Hawaii finished with six blocks and seven steals while Concordia ended with three and 15, respectively.
The game started close, but the Eagles broke away on a 6-0 run with four points from Scott-Goss to build a 16-9 advantage with 4:14 in the first quarter. The Seasiders closed the gap with five unanswered points before Concordia went on another 6-point streak, making it 24-15 with 1:19 on the clock.
Consecutive layups in the first minute of the second period gave the Eagles a double-digit lead at 28-17, but BYU-Hawaii was able to close the deficit to 32-26 on a jump shot by Horrocks with 5:29 to go. The teams traded points until they went into the break with Concordia leading 40-32.
Seesaw scoring continued into the second half until Gabby Johnson made a layup that was followed by a series of free throws to propel Concordia on 6-0 run, extending their lead to 57-42 with 4:33 in the quarter. An additional 6-point streak pushed them up 63-44, before ending the third period 65-47.
After two scoreless minutes, Sheikh made a jump shot in the final quarter to give the Seasiders some late momentum. BYU-Hawaii went on a 9-1 run highlighted by a 3-pointer from Horrocks to make it 73-59 with four minutes remaining, but they were unable to get any closer in the closing minutes.
The Seasiders will return to the court Saturday to host Azusa Pacific at 1 p.m. HST. Live stats and video will be available online.