Sharks race past Seasiders

Sharks race past Seasiders

HONOLULU – BYU-Hawaii women's basketball fell 84-43 to Hawaii Pacific in its final game of the year on Saturday afternoon at Moanalua High School.

The Sharks (17-10, 14-6 PacWest) held the Seasiders (11-14, 8-12 PacWest) to 26 percent shooting and no players scored in double figures for BYU-Hawaii. Breanna Makenzie led Hawaii Pacific with 16 points.

The Sharks jumped on the Seasiders right off the opening tip playing aggressively on both ends of the court. BYU-Hawaii committed 4 straight turnovers which resulted in 9 points for Hawaii Pacific.

Through the first five minutes in the first quarter the Seasiders trailed 19-4. BYU-Hawaii went on a 7-0 run to pull within in 10, but Cece Pearl knocked down a shot behind the arc with 11 seconds remaining in the first quarter to take the 24-11 lead into the second.

The shooting woes continued as Hawaii Pacific went on a 17-0 run to extend its lead to 38-11 to open the second period. Hawaii Pacific continued the defensive pressure scoring 8 points of Seasiders turnovers. BYU-Hawaii was held to nine points in the second quarter.

Hawaii Pacific picked up where they left off going on a 15-4 run out of halftime. Mackenzie scored nine straight points to spark the run. BYU-Hawaii scored three straight buckets, but a 3-pointer by Mackenzie led to a 7-0 run by the Sharks.

The Seasiders were held in check in the fourth as Hawaii Pacific cruised to victory.

BYU-Hawaii will be back in action next season.

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