SEATTLE (Nov. 21) – Seattle University women’s basketball welcomes Portland State on Wednesday, Nov. 23. Tip-off for the non-conference game is set for 7 p.m. at the Connolly Complex.
The contest marks the start of a four-game home stand for Seattle U. Coach Suzy Barcomb’s squad will face PSU, Washington, Loyola Marymount, and Montana at the Connolly Complex over the next two weeks.
SU (1-3) dropped a 73-68 overtime decision at Boise State on Sunday afternoon. The Redhawks put together their best half of the season in the first twenty minutes. In the first quarter, they scored 24 points, and Seattle U took a 42-33 halftime lead. SU led by as many as 16 before seeing the Broncos rally to take the lead in the second half. Senior Kaylee Best made a game-tying free throw with 4.8 seconds remaining in regulation, forcing overtime at the Taco Bell Arena. Boise State scored all five points in the extra session, coming away with the victory.
Alexis Montgomery led with 16 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds, while Best tallied 15 points. Claire Metoyer logged 11 points and freshman Joana Alves posted career highs in scoring (10) and rebounds (8) for the Redhawks.
Portland State (1-2) defeated Pacific Union, 93-61, on Sunday. The Vikings jumped out to a 28-17 lead through one period and rolled to their first win of the year. Sidney Rielly scored 24 points to lead four Vikings in double figures. Courtney West put up 16 points and eight rebounds, while Pia Jurhar contributed 12 points and nine boards. PSU outrebounded Pacific Union, 65-30, in the contest.
Best and Montgomery have been a strong 1-2 punch this season. They’re combining for 32.8 points per game, along with 11.3 rebounds, and 6.25 assists. Best has connected on 14 three-pointers, while Montgomery is shooting 50 percent from the field.
For Portland State, Rielly is averaging 20.3 points per game. West is next with 12 points and six rebounds a game, while Ashley Bolston is recording 10.7 points and 5.6 assists.
PSU is coached by Lynn Kennedy, in his second season with the Vikings. It won four games last season.
Seattle U leads the all-time series, 8-4, including a win at PSU last season. Best logged 17 points, six steals, and five rebounds in an 85-64 win on Dec. 15, 2015.