BYU women’s basketball upset by Georgia

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Cassie Broadhead dribbles the ball against Westminster. Broadhead
Cassie Broadhead dribbles the ball against Westminster. Broadhead scored 16 points against Georgia. (BYU Photo)

Having two double-digits scorers wasn’t enough for the BYU women’s basketball team, as they were shellacked by Georgia 81-51 Wednesday night in Athens, Georgia.

“We played with intensity, executed and were defensively sharp. The last five minutes of the second quarter, Georgia kept their intensity and physicality and we didn’t,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “We didn’t execute like we did the first of the game. This is one of the best teams I’ve played in a long time.”

Cassie Broadhead finished the game with 16 points and Makenzi Pulsipher finished with 12 points. Kalani Purcell anchored BYU last season, averaging 12 points and 12.6 rebounds per game, but she was only able to put up two points and seven rebounds on Wednesday night.

The Cougars came out strong in beginning of the first quarter, leading eight of the 10 minutes. But they lost their lead when the Bulldogs scored a layup, giving them a 14-13 lead. The Cougars trailed 16-13 by the end of the first quarter.

Although Pulsipher scored 10 points in the first half, she only scored 3 out of 13 field goals in the first half. She relied on her free throws going 5-5.

BYU trailed 32-21 at the half.

BYU went scoreless for four minutes in the third quarter, giving the Bulldogs a 29 point lead. Shalae Salmon was able to break the dry spell with a layup, but that still wasn’t enough for the Cougars as they trailed 60-29 at the end of the third quarter.

BYU spent 30 of the game’s 40 minutes trailing. The Cougars generated nine bench points, 12 points in the paint and 10 points off turnovers before falling by 30 points on the night.

The team returns to the Marriott Center Saturday, Nov. 19 against Oklahoma.

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