BYU women’s basketball plays San Francisco on the road


The BYU women’s basketball team looks to build off of its big home win against LMU on Thursday as they travel to San Francisco to play the Dons on Saturday.

BYU (13–5) hopes to improve their West Coast Conference record to 5–1 by getting a win against the struggling San Francisco team (1–5, 8–11 overall).

BYU’s Morgan Bailey attempts a lay up despite defence from LMU’s Sophie Taylor in Thursday’s game against Loyola Marymount University. BYU faces San Francisco Saturday.

BYU’s balanced efforts have been effective in WCC play so far. In the five WCC games played, the Cougars have never had the same top scorer two games in a row. BYU’s bench has outscored all opponents’ benches 380–236 this season.

“That’s the strength of this team: balance,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “Who are you going to stop tonight? Who are you going to take away? That’s the way they play, and it’s fun to coach that.”

San Francisco’s main weapon is Mel Khlok. She averages 15.6 points, 3.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game — the team high in each category. However, Khlok struggled in the Dons’ loss to Santa Clara last Saturday. She shot 2–11 from the field, 0–4 from beyond the arc

and ended with eight points.

The leading player on Thursday’s game against LMU was junior Kim Beeston, who scored 15 points and grabbed nine boards in the Cougars’ 19 point victory.

“It doesn’t matter who scores on our team,” Beeston said. “We have so many offensive weapons.”

These two teams have already faced off in Provo this season. BYU beat San Francisco 80–58 behind the 14 point performance by junior Morgan Bailey and sophomore Ashley Garfield. Five Cougars scored in double figures that game, continuing to showcase BYU’s powerful balanced team.

BYU and the Dons tip-off at 2:00 p.m. PST in San Francisco. Fans can follow the game on BYU radio.


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