BYU women’s basketball defeats LMU

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BYU Women’s basketball faced Loyola Marymount University Lions on Saturday. The Cougars won the game after three previous losses. The home team hosted the competition at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. The home team won by 67-42.

First quarter

After making one jumper by Lions Guard Nicole Rodriguez in the first 30 seconds, the Lions missed six field goal attempts. Cougar Guard Nani Falatea scored her first 3-pointer of the game.

Cougar Guard Rose Bubakar scored another 3-pointer after Falatea; BYU led by seven points. The Lions scored one out of 12 field goals.

The quarter ended as Cougar Forward Lauren Gustin executed a layup; the home team led, 12-3.

Second quarter

The Lions played in zone, messing with the Cougars’ rhythm. Three empty possessions started the second quarter.

Bubakar made a 3-pointer. Lions player, Destiny Samuel, answered with a 3-pointer.

Cougar Emma Calvert scored her first 3-pointer and jumper; Gustin scored a layup in a fast break; Cougar Guard Arielle Mackey-Williams scored a fast break three-pointer. The Cougars led the game, 30-12.

The home team led the game by 37-13, a 24-point advantage. Cougar Guard Kaylee Smiler ended the quarter with a fast-break 3-pointer.

Third quarter

Gustin made three points by a play, a layup, and an and-one since the Lions fouled.

The Lions called their second timeout after the home team scored a 30-point lead.

Lions Guard Sequoia Allmond made a 3-pointer as a buzz-beater. The Cougars maintained their lead, 54-27.

Fourth quarter

Many Cougar bench players like Devry Millet, Heather Hamson and Gabriela Bosquez, played the fourth quarter.

The Lions made a comeback with a layup and 3-pointer by Alexis Mark and Ava Toone.

The Cougars ended their losing streak by winning the match against LMU. They won the game, 67-42.

The team will travel to California for two games between Santa Clara Broncos and San Franciso Dons. Both games will stream on the WCC network.