University of Portland
Jan 19 | 02:00 PM
71 - 79
Brigham Young University
  • How to Watch/Listen
  • BYUtv
Marriott Center

500 E University Parkway Provo UT 84604

Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 19 Jan 2019 | Updated: 3 Jan 2021
Tatiana Littlefield

Albiero's career-game leads BYU to a 79-71 comeback win over Portland

Image

PROVO, Utah – A career-game from sophomore Maria Albiero helped the BYU women's basketball beat Portland 79-71 on Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center.

BYU vs. Portland Final Box Score

“Portland played a heck of a game tonight,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “It wasn’t the best night for some of our players but they made plays when they needed to make them. It’s tough coming off a physical and emotional game against Gonzaga and then playing less than 48 hours later. I think we’re playing some of our best basketball right now.”

The Cougars went on a 16-3 run in the final minutes of the game to increase their win streak to 10 games and to stay undefeated in West Coast Conference action.

Albiero led the team with 16 points while grabbing two rebounds and one steal. Paisley Johnson contributed 15 points, three assists, three steals and two rebounds. Brenna Chase recorded 13 points, three assists, three rebounds and two steals while Shaylee Gonzales recorded a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists. 

The game opened with both teams hitting a shot from beyond the arc. However, Portland went on to jump ahead to a 20-8 lead with under three minutes remaining in the first quarter. Albiero came off the bench, scoring back-to-back buckets as the Pilots ended the first quarter on top 27-15.

Johnson started the second quarter with a pair of free throws but Portland answered with a 6-0 run, the only run for the Pilots in the quarter, as the Cougars started to find a rhythm. With 1:36 remaining in the first half, BYU went on a 7-0 run with buckets from Babalu Ugwu and Caitlyn Alldredge to bring the Cougars within seven, 44-37.

Portland started the second half with a free throw before Ugwu kicked off a 6-0 run for BYU to bring the game within two, 45-43.

Despite the Pilots extending their lead back to double digits, Albiero knocked down a jumper and ended the third quarter with a four-point conversion after draining a trey with two seconds on the clock. The Cougars went into the final quarter down 55-61.

Johnson hit a 3-pointer from beyond the arc to make the score 64-58 for Portland with eight minutes remaining in the game for the first BYU basket of the final quarter.

With 4:37 left on the clock, Albiero hit another trey and Chase followed with one of her own to cut the deficit down to two points, 68-66. Chase came out of the timeout and forced a steal for a layup to even the game at 68-all.

A pair of points from the charity stripe by Gonzales gave the Cougars their first lead of the game, 70-68, with three minutes to go. Three players finished the game off at the free throw line as BYU secured the comeback win.

On the game, BYU shot 40.3 percent from the field, 30.8 percent from 3 and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Pilots recorded 39.7 percent from the field, 27.6 percent from beyond the arc and 81 percent from the charity stripe.

The Cougars continue WCC action at San Diego on Saturday, Jan. 26. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. PST and will be broadcast live on TheW.tv.

Team

  • Four Cougars scored in double figures for the fifth time this season: Maria Albiero with 16, Paisley Johnson with 15, Brenna Chase with 13 and Shaylee Gonzales with 11.

  • BYU’s first lead was 69-68, given by a free throw from Gonzales with 3:08 left in the fourth quarter.

  • After being down by as much as 16 points in the first quarter, the Cougars closed the gap to seven points at 37-44 going into half-time.

  • A basket from Chase tied the game up at 68-68, 36 minutes into the game.

  • The Cougars led the Pilots in free throw percentage, blocks, steals, assists and bench points in the first half. At the final buzzer, the Cougars held the advantage in blocks, steals, assists and bench points. BYU gained the advantage in 3-point field goal percentage and points off turnovers.

  • The 81 combined first-half points tied for season bests. The last time it happened was at Pacific and BYU was up 44-37 at the half.

Player

  • Shaylee Gonzales led all players in assists recording a career-high 10. With her 11 points, she tallied her third double-double of the year.

  • Paisley Johnson recorded her 16th game with double-digit points (15) and sixth straight.

  • Brenna Chase has scored in double digits in 14 games this season with the 13 against the Pilots.

  • Sara Hamson and Shalae Salmon led all players with three blocks apiece.

  • Jasmine Moody along with Sara Hamson grabbed a team-best six rebounds each.

Player Quotes

Maria Albiero

Thoughts on the win
“We have an amazing team and I’m here to help in whatever way I can. We work for it every day and I had the opportunity today so I’m happy I could help. When we had to play small we lost our advantage in the post, but we could be fast and push the ball hard. After an emotional win against Gonzaga, it’s hard to just get back up. We learned a hard lesson after we let it get to us at the start of the game today. Thankfully we got the win.”

File Attachments
 

 
Norma Bertoch | Posted: 18 Jan 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Norma Bertoch

Cougar women host WCC foe Portland Saturday

Image

PROVO, Utah— With the 70-68 home win over No. 13 Gonzaga, BYU women’s basketball improved its record to 15-3, 7-0 and remains the lone team in the West Coast Conference to be undefeated. The Cougars host Portland (9-8, 1-5) Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m. MST. The league game will air live on BYUtv and online at byutv.org. 

 

BYU vs. Portland Game Notes

ABOUT BYU

  • The Cougars are riding a nine-game win streak and are at the top of the standings in the WCC race. Currently, BYU is averaging 67.3 points per game while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 33 percent from the 3-point line and 68.4 percent when shooting from the free throw line. The team grabs 38.4 rebounds and has pulled down more boards in eight contests to date.
  • Freshman Shaylee Gonzales, who has scored in double-digits in all games, leads in scoring with a 17.6 average. Sophomore Paisley Johnson contributes 14.1 points while teammate junior Brenna Chase puts up 12.6 points a contest. Chase leads in steals (2.7 spg) and assists (4.2 apg). Gonzales and Jasmine Moody are tied in the rebounding category, averaging 5.6 a contest. Sophomore center Sara Hamson leads in blocks with 1.7 per contest and ranks second in rebounding with a 5.0 average
  • In the WCC, the Cougars rank second in scoring defense, scoring margin, field goal percentage defense and assists; are third in turnover margin, 3-point field goals made and defensive rebounds; fourth in blocked shots.
  • During last year’s WCC race, BYU swept the series with the Pilots. The Cougars have a 22-4 advantage in the series. When playing in Provo, Portland has a 2-10 record. The last time the Pilots won in Provo was on January 2, 1999, a 65-37 victory.

ABOUT PORTLAND

  • Portland has compiled a 9-8,1-5 record after a 69-60 win over San Diego on Thursday.
  • Portland returns 10 letterwinners including three starters. Last year, the Pilots finished the season with a 7-23, 3-15 record.
  • Three players are putting up double-digit points for the Pilots this year with a team-best 15.7 points from senior Julie Spencer. Another senior, Darian Slaga follows with 15.3 points with teammate freshman Haylee Andrews contributing 11.6 points a game. Spencer leads the way in rebounds with a 7.4 average. Andrews dishes out a team-high 3.8 assists per game
  • Portland is averaging 74.7 points and 38.4 rebounds a contest. The team shoots 41.2 percent from the field, 32.7 percent from 3-point range and 77.5 percent from the charity stripe.

UP NEXT FOR BYU
After the two home games, the Cougar women play one league game next week. BYU travels to San Diego to take on the Toreros on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 2 p.m. PST. A live video stream is available on TheW.tv                      

File Attachments
 

 
Live Stats URL
http://statb.us/b/235508
Location: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.location}]}
Time: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.time}]} Date: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.date}]}
Attendance: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.attend | number}]}

Box Score

Location: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.location}]}
Time: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.time}]} Date: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.date}]}

Attendance: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.attend}]}

Notes: {[{stats.bbgame.venue.notes.note.text}]}

{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].name}]} - {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].linescore.score}]}

NO. Starters MIN FG-FGA 3P-3PA FT-FTA OFF DEF REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
{[{p1.uni}]} {[{p1.name}]}{[{p1.pos}]} {[{p1.name}]}{[{p1.pos}]} {[{p1.stats.min | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm3 | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga3 | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ftm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fta | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.oreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.dreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.treb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ast | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.blk | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.stl | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.pf | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.to | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.tp | ifEmpty:0}]}
NO. Bench MIN FG-FGA 3P-3PA FT-FTA OFF DEF REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
{[{p1.uni}]} {[{p1.name}]} {[{p1.name}]} {[{p1.stats.min | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm3 | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga3 | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ftm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fta | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.oreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.dreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.treb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ast | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.blk | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.stl | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.pf | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.to | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.tp | ifEmpty:0}]}
- {[{p1.name}]} {[{p1.stats.min | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm3 | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga3 | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ftm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fta | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.oreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.dreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.treb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ast | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.blk | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.stl | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.pf | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.to | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.tp | ifEmpty:0}]}
TOTALS {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.min}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fgm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fga}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fgm3}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fga3}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.ftm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fta}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.oreb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.dreb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.treb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.ast}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.blk}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.stl}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.pf}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.to}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.tp}]}

{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].name}]} - {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].linescore.score}]}

NO. Starters MIN FG-FGA 3P-3PA FT-FTA OFF DEF REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
{[{p1.uni}]} {[{p1.name}]}{[{p1.pos}]} {[{p1.name}]}{[{p1.pos}]} {[{p1.stats.min | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm3 | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga3 | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ftm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fta | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.oreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.dreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.treb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ast | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.blk | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.stl | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.pf | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.to | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.tp | ifEmpty:0}]}
NO. Bench MIN FG-FGA 3P-3PA FT-FTA OFF DEF REB AST BLK STL PF TO PTS
{[{p1.uni}]} {[{p1.name}]} {[{p1.name}]} {[{p1.stats.min | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm3 | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga3 | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ftm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fta | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.oreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.dreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.treb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ast | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.blk | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.stl | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.pf | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.to | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.tp | ifEmpty:0}]}
- {[{p1.name}]} {[{p1.stats.min | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.fgm3 | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fga3 | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ftm | ifEmpty:0}]}-{[{p1.stats.fta | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.oreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.dreb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.treb | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.ast | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.blk | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.stl | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.pf | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.to | ifEmpty:0}]} {[{p1.stats.tp | ifEmpty:0}]}
TOTALS {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.min}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fgm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fga}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fgm3}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fga3}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.ftm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fta}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.oreb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.dreb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.treb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.ast}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.blk}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.stl}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.pf}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.to}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.tp}]}

Team Stats By Period

{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].name}]}

Period Score In Paint Off T/0 2nd Chance Fast Break Bench Pts
{[{ period.number }]}stndrdth (OT) {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].linescore.lineprd[(period.number * 1) - 1].score}]} {[{period.special[0].pts_paint}]} {[{period.special[0].pts_to}]} {[{period.special[0].pts_ch2}]} {[{period.special[0].pts_fastb}]} {[{period.special[0].pts_bench}]}
Total {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.tp}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.pts_paint}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.pts_to}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.pts_ch2}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.pts_fastb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.pts_bench}]}

{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].name}]}

Period Score In Paint Off T/0 2nd Chance Fast Break Bench Pts
{[{ period.number }]}stndrdth (OT) {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].linescore.lineprd[(period.number * 1) - 1].score}]} {[{period.special[1].pts_paint}]} {[{period.special[1].pts_to}]} {[{period.special[1].pts_ch2}]} {[{period.special[1].pts_fastb}]} {[{period.special[1].pts_bench}]}
Total {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.tp}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.pts_paint}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.pts_to}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.pts_ch2}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.pts_fastb}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.pts_bench}]}

Team Stats By Half

{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].name}]}

Half Score FG-FGA FG% 3p-3pa 3p% FT-FTA FT%
{[{ prdStats.prd }]}stnd OT {[{prdStats.tp}]} {[{prdStats.fgm}]}- {[{prdStats.fga}]} {[{prdStats.fgm / prdStats.fga |number:3 | stats }]} {[{prdStats.fgm3}]}- {[{prdStats.fga3}]} {[{prdStats.fgm3 / prdStats.fga3 |number:3 | stats}]} {[{prdStats.ftm}]}- {[{prdStats.fta}]} {[{prdStats.ftm / prdStats.fta |number:3 | stats}]}
Total {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.tp}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fgm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fga}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fgm /stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fga | number:3 | stats}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fgm3}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fga3}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fgm3 /stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fga3 | number:3 | stats}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.ftm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fta}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.ftm /stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.fta | number:3 | stats}]}

{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].name}]}

Half Score FG-FGA FG% 3p-3pa 3p% FT-FTA FT%
{[{ prdStats.prd }]}stnd OT {[{prdStats.tp}]} {[{prdStats.fgm}]}- {[{prdStats.fga}]} {[{prdStats.fgm / prdStats.fga |number:3 | stats }]} {[{prdStats.fgm3}]}- {[{prdStats.fga3}]} {[{prdStats.fgm3 / prdStats.fga3 |number:3 | stats}]} {[{prdStats.ftm}]}- {[{prdStats.fta}]} {[{prdStats.ftm / prdStats.fta |number:3 | stats}]}
Total {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.tp}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fgm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fga}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fgm /stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fga | number:3 | stats}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fgm3}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fga3}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fgm3 /stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fga3 | number:3 | stats}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.ftm}]}-{[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fta}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.ftm /stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.fta | number:3 | stats}]}
{[{stats.bbgame.team[0].name}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].name}]}
Largest Lead {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.large_lead}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.large_lead_t}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.large_lead}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.large_lead_t}]}
Last FG {[{lastFGTeam0}]} {[{lastFGTeam1}]}
Leads {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.special.leads}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.special.leads}]}
Technical Fouls {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.tf}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.tf}]}
Deadball Rebounds {[{stats.bbgame.team[0].totals.stats.deadball}]} {[{stats.bbgame.team[1].totals.stats.deadball}]}

Play By Play

Period {[{period.number}]} (OT)

Time Team Play {[{stats.bbgame.venue.visid}]} {[{stats.bbgame.venue.homeid}]}
{[{play.time}]} {[{play.team}]} {[{play.checkname}]} {[{play.action}]} {[{play.type}]} {[{play.vscore}]} {[{play.hscore}]}