BYU defeated LMU with a 32-point lead

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In their matchup with the Loyola Marymount Lions in Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles, California, the Cougars won as guests by securing a high advantage in the game, 32 points.

First Half

In the first quarter, the Lions attempted double-team strategies but could not stop the Cougars’ offense. Throughout the first four minutes, the Cougars had an 8-0 lead. Lauren Gustin continued to control the rebounds in the opening quarter, finishing with nine rebounds. The Cougars had a 22-2 advantage after the first quarter.

In the second quarter, the Lions went nearly four minutes without scoring. Despite having nine turnovers, the Cougars lead the game 38-11 at the end of the quarter. In just 18 minutes, Gustin grabbed 17 rebounds.

Second Half

The third quarter had the most extensive point differential — 32 points — thanks to the Cougars’ average scoring of 5 points per player. Gustin’s rebounding performances gave the Cougars a 55-25 advantage.

The Lions’ offense improved in the fourth quarter. For three minutes in the fourth quarter, they scored 11-0. However, the Lions had lost too many points in previous quarters. With a score of 63-46, the Cougars won.

Continuing as visitors, the Cougars go against Pepperdine University at Firestone Fieldhouse near Malibu, California. The game will be broadcast live on the WCC network on January 14 at 2:00 p.m. PST.