Women’s basketball hits the road to take on the Bay Area

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The BYU women’s basketball team is headed to the Bay Area this weekend to take on San Francisco and Santa Clara in two conference matchups.
BYU (17–5, 7–4) is currently tied with San Diego for third place in the West Coast Conference, behind Saint Mary’s and No. 15 Gonzaga.
BYU's Morgan Bailey attempts a layup despite defense from LMU's Sophie Taylor in the game earlier this season. Photo by Universe Photographer.
BYU’s Morgan Bailey attempts a layup despite defense from LMU’s Sophie Taylor in the game earlier this season. Photo by Universe Photographer.
Senior Jennifer Hamson garnered WCC Player of the Week honors for her performances against Saint Mary’s and Pacific last week. Hamson leads the Cougars this season with 17 points, 11 boards and four blocked shots per game. Sophomore Lexi Eaton is second on the team in scoring, putting up 16 points per game.
The Cougars triumphed against both teams in earlier contests this year at home, blowing out San Francisco 81–47 and beating Santa Clara 61–44.
Santa Clara (7–14, 3–7) sits in eighth place in WCC play. In the previous contest, junior Morgan Bailey stepped up big for the Cougars, finishing with a career-high 18 points and 13 rebounds, and senior Kim Beeston contributed 12 points. For the Broncos, Rikki Radanovich came off the bench to score 16 points, while leading scorer Nici Gilday was held scoreless.
In BYU’s resounding 81–47 win against San Francisco (8–14, 3–8) Lexi Eaton led all scorers with 23 points, while both of the Cougars’ post players finished with double-doubles. Hamson had 14 points and 17 rebounds and Morgan Bailey contributed 12 points to go along with 13 boards. San Francisco is currently in ninth place in WCC action.
The Cougars will play Santa Clara Feb. 6 at 8 p.m. MST, and San Francisco at 3 p.m. MST on Saturday, Feb. 8. Links to live video stream of both games can be found at byucougars.com.
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