BYU women’s basketball: Cougars’ offense too much for Loyola Marymount

Ari Davis
Lexi Eaton goes up to shoot the ball in Saturday’s game against LMU. The Cougars defeated the Lions 74-59. (Ari Davis)

The combination of Lexi Eaton and Morgan Bailey led the BYU women’s basketball team to a solid 74-59 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday afternoon.

“It was a nice win,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “I thought we played really well in spurts. Morgan Bailey had her way in the post today. Lexi Eaton had a great week. I thought she played really well.”

The Cougars started the game shooting hot from the three-point line. An Eaton three opened up the game’s scoring. Xojian Harry and Krisitne Fuller added two more to push the Cougars to a 22-11 lead with 10 minutes left in the first quarter. BYU outshot LMU 50 percent to 41 percent in the first half, helping the Cougars to a 41-26 lead at the break.

The Eaton and Bailey duo proved too much for the Lions in the second half. Eaton finished the game with 24 points while Bailey scored 20 and pulled down 12 rebounds, giving her another double-double in the victory.

The Cougars improved to 19-5 on the season and 11-2 in conference play. Next they’ll take to the road to face Saint Mary’s College on Feb. 12.


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