EDINBURG, Texas (Jan. 27) – Seattle University women’s basketball travels to UTRGV on Saturday, Jan. 28. Tip-off for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) game is scheduled for 7 p.m. (CST)/5 p.m. (PST).
SU (7-13, 4-1 WAC) is coming off a tough overtime loss at New Mexico State on Thursday night. Kaylee Best scored 21 points, hitting five three-pointers, and the Redhawks held NM State to five points in the fourth quarter. Kamira Sanders made a tying free throw late in the fourth period, and after a clutch defensive stop, the game went to OT. The Aggies scored first, but eventually Claire Metoyer made a go-ahead three-pointer. The hosts made enough free throws to take the lead and pulled out a win.
UTRGV (14-8, 4-2 WAC) beat Utah Valley, 64-55, outscoring UVU, 20-5, in the fourth quarter on Thursday. Five Vaqueros scored in double figures, led by Bernesha Peters, who scored 16 points. Tristan Murphy posted 11 points and 11 rebounds. UTRGV trailed, 38-22, late in the first half before rallying to claim its fourth conference win.
Montgomery paces the Redhawks in scoring (16.2), rebounds (7.5), and assists (2.6) on the season. Best is averaging 13.7 points per game. She has made a WAC-high 49 treys in 20 outings.
For UTRGV, Goff leads the way with 14.6 points per game. She was chosen WAC Preseason Player of the Year. Mary Savoy is second with 11 points and 7 rebounds a game. The Vaqueros lead the WAC in field goal percentage defense (37.0), blocked shots (4.9), steals (10.6).
The all-time series is tied, 3-3. The teams split a pair of meetings last season. On Jan. 23, 2016, Delanie Parry sank a game-winning three-pointer with six seconds remaining, lifting SU to a 74-71 road win.