The Redhawks started the contest on a 10-0 run over the first three minutes before allowing Idaho State their first points of the game at the 6:51 mark of the first quarter. An Ashlyn Lewey (Spokane, Wash.) three-pointer increased the SU lead to 17 before allowing the Bengals’ next points, the Redhawks leading 19-4 with 3:25 remaining in the opening period. Jacinta Beckley (Wellington, New Zealand) and Anna Policicchio traded baskets as Seattle U remained ahead by 15 through the first 10 minutes.
Lewey put Seattle U ahead by as many as 18 on a three-pointer two minutes into the second quarter and by 19, 35-16, midway through the period on a Tal Sahar (Tarzana, Calif.) three. The Redhawks led by double figures for nine minutes and 23 seconds of the second quarter before a pair of Apiphany Woods free throws and a Policicchio jumper brought ISU within six, 39-33, at halftime.
Idaho State cut the Redhawk lead to four three different times in the early third quarter before Policicchio tied the game at 43 halfway through the period. The lead would change six different times with three ties before ISU regained the lead for good with 2:13 remaining in the third quarter on a Brooke Blair three-pointer.
Delanie Parry (Beaverton, Ore.) hit a pair of free throws to bring Seattle U within four, 61-57, with 7:28 left in the contest but ISU would close with a 22-10 run to earn an 83-67 win.
Three of five Redhawk starters finished in double figures led by Lewey with 18 points and seven rebounds. Woods scored a game-high 20 points for the Bengals.