LAIE, Hawaii – Tyvette White led BYU-Hawaii women's basketball to an 82-71 victory over Dixie State Saturday in the Cannon Activities Center.
"That was a tremendous team effort tonight," BYU-Hawaii head coach Craig Stanger said. "We didn't defend as well as we would have liked, but we executed our offense well. I was very pleased with the contributions off the bench from Taryn [Skahill] and Amanda [Turnbull Hooke], especially on the defensive end. Ty [White] had another solid performance against Dixie, which was crucial since we are without Maia [Jean Watene] and after Marian [Sheikh] left the game early with an injury."
White scored a career-high of 24 points as she shot 64 percent from the field and was perfect from the free-throw line. Kristin Baldwin contributed 18 points and 11 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season. Safia Sheikh added 18 points while going 10 for 11 from the charity stripe.
Ali Franks led Dixie (4-20, 4-14 PacWest) with 19 points. Lisa VanCampen finished with 17 points and seven boards before fouling out at the end of the third quarter. Matti Ventling ended the game with 13 points and three steals.
BYU-Hawaii (10-15, 7-12 PacWest) shot 47.4 percent from the field and 85.7 percent from the free-throw line, holding Dixie to 43.1 percent shooting from the field. The Seasiders outrebounded the Trailblazers 34-32.
- The Trailblazers built a 12-7 lead in the first three minutes of the game with five points from VanCampen.
- White sparked a 9-2 run to put BYU-Hawaii up 16-14 with four minutes in the first quarter.
- Baldwin powered an 8-point streak with six of her own to give the Seasiders a 36-29 advantage with 2:11 remaining in the half.
- Dixie answered back with a 7-0 run to tie the game 37-37 at the break with a 3-pointer from Gabrielle Cabanero.
- BYU-Hawaii broke away on an 11-0 run featuring a 3-pointer by Baldwin and four points from White to build a 48-37 lead with 6:38 in the third period.
- Less than two minutes later, a 7-0 Trailblazer streak closed the gap to 48-44.
- Taryn Skahill and White combined for five unanswered points before a three from Amanda Turnbull Hooke allowed the Seasiders to hold their 58-49 lead with 1:14 in the third.
- An 8-2 run extended BYU-Hawaii's lead to 73-59 with five minutes to play. The Seasiders then sealed the game from the free-throw line in the final minutes.
The Seasiders will return to the court for their final game as they host Point Loma on Monday at 5 p.m. HST. Live stats and video will be available online.