No. 23 Gonzaga girls topple BYU with robust end 67-58

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kaylynne Truong scored 24 factors, Brynna Maxwell added 13 factors, and No. 23 Gonzaga defeated BYU 67-58 in a West Coast Convention opener on Saturday.

The Bulldogs’ starters scored all however 9 of their factors, however they obtained clutch baskets from Future Burton (5 factors) and Calli Stokes (4 factors) off the bench.

Gonzaga (10-2) took a 50-47 lead into the fourth quarter and BYU was inside one level — 55-54 — with 6:20 to go. Burton hit a layup and Truong a 3-pointer to present the Bulldogs a 60-54 lead and their protection held BYU to 2 factors over the ultimate 3 1/2 minutes.

Earlier, Gonzaga trailed 34-29 within the first minute of the third quarter then tied it at 34 on a three-point play by Truong with 8:41 remaining. A 3-pointer by Truong tied it once more at 37 earlier than a jumper from Stokes and a three-point play by Burton put the Bulldogs forward for good.

Lauren Gustin had 20 factors, 13 rebounds and three assists for BYU which had received three in a row and 6 of the final 9 towards Gonzaga. Rose Bubakar added 15 factors and Nani Falatea 10 for the Cougars (4-7).

Gonzaga led 18-14 after the primary quarter then BYU opened the second interval with an 11-2 run and went on to steer 32-29 at halftime.

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AP girls’s faculty basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/womens-college-basketball and https://apnews.com/hub/ap-top-25-womens-college-basketball-poll and https://twitter.com/AP_Top25

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