Brigham Young University
Jan 14 | 12:00 PM
81 - 63
University of San Diego
Marriott Center

500 E University Parkway Provo UT 84604

khaner | Posted: 14 Jan 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Broadhead's career-high points lifts BYU women over San Diego

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PROVO, Utah – Behind a career-high 30 points from Cassie Broadhead, BYU women’s basketball handled San Diego 81-63 in the Marriott Center on Saturday afternoon.

"It's nice to get one, especially when you lose Thursday night," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "It's good to get that bad taste out of your mouth. We played really well in spurts today. I think you're seeing a kid becoming a star in Cassie (Broadhead). She's the best player in the league right now."

BYU (10-7, 4-2 West Coast Conference) had a season-high 17 takeaways in the win, earning 26 points off of those turnovers. Despite shooting 39 percent in the game, San Diego (8-8, 2-4 WCC) shot 56 percent from three, the same percentage as the Cougars. Both teams shot  9 for 16 from beyond the arc.

Broadhead had 30 points in the win, surpassing her previous career high of 24. She also had seven boards, tying her career mark, and six assists. Seniors Makenzi Pulsipher and Kalani Purcell both reached double figures in points. Pulsipher notched 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting, while Purcell had 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Both of them had four steals in the conference matchup.  

In the first quarter, the two teams came out shooting cold. There were no points scored until the 7:01 mark, a layup by the Toreros. The Cougars responded 16 seconds later with a basket from Purcell to make it 2-2.

With less than five minutes remaining in the first quarter, Purcell picked off San Diego for a steal and found Amanda Wayment for the easy layup. The bucket gave the Cougars a 6-5 lead with 4:52 on the clock.

After San Diego took the lead, BYU scored five unanswered points, including a 3-pointer from Pulsipher with 21 seconds left, to take a 15-14 advantage after the first 10 minutes of play.

The offense picked up for the Cougars in the second quarter. They went on a 12-2 run to get up by double digits, 32-19, capped off by a pair of treys from Broadhead and Pulsipher.

Following four straight from San Diego, BYU put together seven unanswered points to make it a 39-23 advantage with 2:03 until the break. Broadhead drilled a mid-range jumper at the buzzer to extend the Cougars’ halftime lead to 42-26.

Pulsipher opened up the second half with a three at the 9:18 mark. The teams traded baskets until BYU jumped out on a 11-2 run behind eight points from Broadhead, including two 3-pointers. The run pushed the lead to 57-33 with 4:09 left in the third quarter.

With 2:02 on the clock, Broadhead surpassed her previous career high of 24 points with a layup at the shot clock buzzer, giving the Cougars a 59-37 lead. BYU led 60-39 at the end of the third quarter.

After a bucket by Pulsipher at the 8:41 mark in the fourth quarter, the Cougars did not make a field goal for five minutes. The Toreros took advantage of the empty possessions, going on an 8-0 run and getting within 12 points.

A midrange jumper from Pulsipher with 3:47 to play ended the drought, making it 69-55. Brenna Chase tracked down a steal with less than 30 seconds to play, taking it down the court for a breakaway layup to seal the win. Solid free throw shooting down the stretch gave BYU the 81-63 win over San Diego.

The Cougars are back on the road on Thursday, Jan. 19. They will face Pepperdine in Malibu, California at 7 p.m. PST. The game will be broadcast live on theW.tv.

Postgame Notes

Team
BYU took the 15-point 41-26 lead into halftime. The Cougars recorded the 18-point victory in their sixth conference game of the season. BYU is now 9-3 when leading at halftime, and the Cougars’ 81 points are a season-high.

Three Cougars finished in double figures for the fifth time this season—Broadhead (30), Pulsipher (18) and Purcell (15).

BYU shot a season-best 54.0 percent from the field to San Diego’s 39.2.

The Cougars finished the contest with a season-high 17 steals, with six coming in the first quarter. BYU recorded 10 steals to USD’s zero in the first half.

In 40 minutes of play, BYU logged 15 bench points to San Diego’s zero.

Player
Cassie Broadhead finished the first half in double figures, leading all scorers with 15 points. The junior also tallied a game-high four rebounds and four assists in the first 20 minutes of play. Broadhead ended the game with a career-best 30 points, going 9 of 14 from the field. The New York native also tied a career-high seven rebounds, and tallied six assists and two steals.

For the fourth time this season, Makenzi Pulsipher recorded 3-plus 3-point field goals. The senior guard finished the contest with four treys, going 4 of 5 from behind the arc. Pulsipher had 18 points in the win, with 12 coming from behind the arc. She also recorded a game-high four steals and three rebounds.

Kalani Purcell recorded double figures for the 13th time on the year. Purcell finished the contest with 15 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals.

Amanda Wayment tallied a season-high three steals in the first half alone. The junior finished the game with seven points, going 3 of 3 from the field. Wayment also recorded two rebounds in the win.

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Norma Bertoch | Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Back home hosting San Diego Saturday

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PROVO, Utah—After a 70-63 road loss at San Francisco, BYU women’s basketball (9-7, 3-2) looks to get back on a winning note.

In the most updated West Coast Conference standings, the Cougars are one of seven league teams with identical 3-2 marks. They are tied for first place with Gonzaga, Pacific, Pepperdine, Saint Mary’s, San Francisco and Santa Clara.

BYU vs. San Diego Game Notes

The Cougar women return home to host San Diego (8-7, 2-3) in an early 12 p.m. tip on Saturday, Jan. 14. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv and simulcast on BYU Radio.
 

BYU AT A GLANCE
Junior guard Cassie Broadhead, who leads the WCC in scoring, is one of three players providing BYU’s offensive presence. She’s averaging 17.6 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. Senior guard Makenzi Pulsipher contributes 12.6 points and 3.9 boards a contest. Senior All-American Kalani Purcell rounds out the double digit scoring with a double-double 12.6 points and 10.2 boards per game. Purcell leads the WCC in the rebounds category.

The Cougars are scoring 65.2 points per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the field, 33.6 percent from behind the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The team also pulls down 36.1 rebounds a contest.

In this year’s WCC preseason poll chosen by the coaches, BYU, the defending regular season conference champion, was selected to finish second in the league race behind Gonzaga. Purcell and Pulsipher were named to the Preseason All-Conference team.

Currently in league games, BYU leads in scoring defense, scoring margin, field goal percentage, 3-point field goal percentage and in assists.

• Head coach: Jeff Judkins (Utah, ‘78), 16th season
• Team’s leading scorer: #20 C. Broadhead, 17.6 ppg
• Team’s leading rebounder: #32 K. Purcell, 10.2 rpg
• Team’s assists leader: #32 K. Purcell, 4.7 apg
• Team’s steals leader: #32 K. Purcell/#20 C. Broadhead, 2.0 spg
• Team’s blocks leader: #20 C. Broadhead, .94 bpg

SAN DIEGO AT A GLANCE
San Diego has compiled an 8-7, 2-3 record to date. USD’s league wins are over Saint Mary’s and Santa Clara. They defeated the Broncos 57-56 Thursday night in Santa Clara.

The Toreros return 12 letterwinners and four starters from last year’s team that went 25-7, 14-4. USD advanced to the WNIT Sweet 16 last season.

Katherine Hamilton leads the way for San Diego averaging 10.2 points and 3.8 rebounds a game. Caroline Buhr tops the leaderboard in the rebound category pulling down 5.0 boards a game.  San Diego is without their leading scorer Maya Hood after she suffered a season-ending ACL injury in the ninth game of the year. She was averaging 18.1 points and 8.1 rebounds a contest prior to her injury.

USD is averaging 68.7 points per game, is averaging 42.2 percent shooting from the field, 24.1 percent from 3-point land and 70.5 percent from the free-throw line.

• Head coach: Cindy Fisher (Arizona State, ‘88), 11th season
• Team’s leading scorer: #25 K. Hamilton, 10.2 ppg
• Team’s leading rebounder: #24 C. Buhr, 5.0 rpg
• Team’s assists leader: #32 C. Woodward, 4.5 apg
• Team’s steals leader: #25 K. Hamilton, 1.7 spg
• Team’s blocks leader: #44 S. Williams, 1.3 bpg

THE SERIES
BYU leads the series 9-3. When playing in Provo, the Toreros have a 0-5 mark. Head coach Jeff Judkins has a 9-3 record against San Diego. During last year’s WCC race, each team won on its home court.

COMING UP
After the two league games this week, BYU continues WCC play at Pepperdine on Thursday, Jan. 19. The Cougar women are next at home on Saturday, Jan. 21, when they host Pacific.

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