SEATTLE – Seattle University women’s basketball beat Northwest University, 66-58, in an exhibition game on Friday night at the Redhawk Center. Madeline Dopplick led all scorers with 19 points as SU used an extended 25-6 run to swing the second half.
Dopplick got the Redhawks started in the first period, converting a three-point play with 7:48 left in the quarter. Baskets by Leilani Peat and Delaney McCann kept SU in it early and then Dopplick scored in transition to make it 11-10 at the 5:39 mark.
Peat and McCann both scored again as SU held its slim margin. Northwest tied the game at 18, but Kamira Sanders finished a layup and then Leilia Orji split a pair of free throws for a 21-18 advantage through 10 minutes.
NU opened the second with seven straight points, but foul shots by Dopplick and Bieg slowed the momentum. The visitors hit a three and then Dopplick sank a trey with 5:36 remaining in the half. The senior sank a jumper and Genessa Bedoya continued the Redhawks’ balanced attack with a layup. A Bieg bucket gave SU a 32-30 edge at the 2:23 mark.
Sarah Rahon was the ninth different Redhawk to score and then Dopplick hit another jump shot for a five-point margin. NU capped first-half scoring with a hoop, making it 37-34 at halftime.
The visitors began hot in the third quarter, as they took a 48-38 advantage midway through the frame. Four straight Alves lay-ins trimmed the SU deficit to two as the period wound down. Northwest sank a free throw for a 49-46 edge with one quarter to play.
In the fourth, McCann made a layup and then Sanders swished a three-pointer for a 51-49 lead. She followed with a fast-break lay-in, making it 53-49 with 7:01 left. McCann responded to an Eagle three with a triple of her own at the 6:08 mark.
A McCann three-point play made it 59-54 with 5:27 remaining. Dopplick then slammed the door with two three-pointers, giving the Redhawks a 65-54 advantage late.
Dopplick totaled 19 points on 7-12 shooting. Sanders compiled eight points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. McCann put up 13 points and five boards, while Alves added 10 points and six rebounds.
The Redhawks open the regular season on Tuesday, as Cal State Fullerton visits the Redhawk Center. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.