SAN DIEGO (Dec. 12) – Seattle University women’s basketball dropped a 67-44 decision at San Diego Monday night. The Redhawks outrebounded the Toreros, 41-35, including a 17-8 advantage on the offensive glass, in the non-conference contest at the Jenny Craig Pavilion.
SU (2-9) earned a defensive stop to open the game and then Alexis Montgomery got free for a jumper and 2-0 lead early. Kamira Sanders followed with a steal and a layup. After USD (6-3) scored, Kaylee Best made a lay-in for a 6-2 with 8:04 left in the first period. The hosts grabbed the lead, but Sanders scored again for an 8-7 edge. A pair of Genessa Bedoya free throws kept the Redhawks close and then Montgomery drained a three-pointer. The Toreros closed the first with four straight points, taking a 23-13 lead after 10 minutes.
In the second frame, USD scored to start, but Montgomery hit a jumper. The home team scored, but Joanna Alves answered with a jump shot to make it 26-17 at the 8:05 mark. Best scored to try to keep SU close, but USD eventually took a 35-19 advantage. A Montgomery hoop with 1:27 remaining in the half made it a 14-point difference entering halftime.
USD scored the first 12 points of the second half, pulling away and maintaining its advantage the rest of the way.
“We did some good things on the glass, but we weren’t able to cash in on those chances,” said Coach Suzy Barcomb.
SU is halfway through its six-game stretch away from the Connolly Complex. It heads to Colorado for a matchup at Denver on Friday, Dec. 18.