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Wildcat women lose to BYU

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Arizona women's basketball suffered its first setback of the season after falling to BYU, 62-48 at McKale Center on Tuesday afternoon.

Junior Erica Barnes (Sacramento, Calif.) was a bright spot for the Wildcats, scoring 10 points (4-for-4 from the free throw line), posting four steals and grabbing a team-high seven rebounds.

Senior Davellyn Whyte (Phoenix, Ariz.) and junior Alli Gloyd (Phoenix, Ariz.) added 12 and 11 points, respectively.

In the first half, Arizona came out strong, leading by as much as four, but BYU closed the half on a 14-3 run and finished the half with a 28-21 lead.

In the second half, the Cougars continued their scoring surge. The Wildcats were not able to narrow the gap and BYU won the game, 62-48.

"It was certainly a disappointing outcome for us," Arizona head coach Niya Butts said. "We didn't play hard and we didn't do anything defensively that we wanted to do. I couldn't recognize the team on the floor, to be honest with you. We took poor shots, didn't execute, didn't run the floor, and didn't disrupt them defensively. We have to get better and that will start tomorrow."

Jennifer Hamson led BYU with 23 points and 14 rebounds.

Arizona will compete in the Junkanoo Jam in Grand Lucayan, Bahamas on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24. They will play UTEP on Friday at 5 p.m. MT and Texas Southern on Saturday at 2 p.m.

 

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