BYU women’s basketball beats Hawaii in Tom Weston Classic


The BYU women’s basketball team kept its winning streak going in the Tom Weston Classic in Laie, Hawaii. The team beat the University of Hawaii 67-56.

Ari Davis
Kalani Purcell rebounds the ball in the game against UVU. Purcell made 16 rebounds in tonight’s game against University of Hawaii in Tom Weston Classic. (Ari Davis)

Lexi Rydalch, Makenzi Pulsipher, Kalani Purcell, Kylie Maeda and Jasmine Moody were in the starting lineup for the night’s game. Amanda Payment, Cassie Broadhead and Kristine Nielson also made their way to the court.

Rydalch was a major player in tonight’s game. She made seven field goals, five free throws and scored 19 points. Pulsipher and Purcell followed close behind with 18 and 16 points respectively. Pulsipher also made six field goals and four 3-pointers. Purcell made seven field goals and an astounding 16 rebounds.

BYU functioned well as a team and outperformed Hawaii in nearly all aspects of the game. BYU made 48.1 percent of its field goals, whereas Hawaii only made 35.0 percent. BYU also made 78.6 percent of its free throws – almost 20 percent more than Hawaii.

BYU will play Texas A&M on Saturday, December 5 in its last game in the Tom Weston Classic. The Cougars next home game will be against the University of Utah on Saturday, December 12.

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