PROVO — Jennifer Hamson and Morgan Bailey both had a double-double to lead BYU to a 70-69 win over Boston College in overtime.
"It wasn't pretty, but we'll take the win," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "Early in the season you don't spend a lot of time attacking the zone and when you practice attacking the zone those jump shots go in a lot easier. I told my team today, we have to practice and realize when we can't get the ball in the basket from the outside we need to penetrate and move the ball better.'"
Hamson led the Cougars in scoring with a career-high 28 points with 12 rebounds and seven blocks, while Bailey chipped in 11 points and a game- and career-high 14 rebounds. Kim Beeston added 13 points and Stephanie Rovetti had six assists and four steals for BYU.
BYU (3-0) shot 40.3 percent from the floor while holding Boston College (1-2) to 32.4 percent shooting. The Cougars also outscored the Eagles 38-12 in the paint.
With BYU clinging to a two-point lead, Ashley Garfield collected an offensive rebound and made an old-fashioned three-point play to give the Cougars the 69-64 lead. Hamson added a free-throw in the closing seconds to clinch the victory.
HOUSTON BAPTIST 88, SOUTHERN UTAH 77: At Houston, the high-scoring contest saw all five HBU starters score in double-figures, while four Thunderbirds went for at least 10 points and the two teams combined to shoot over 54 percent from the field in SUU's first road loss in three tries.
Sophomore forward Lori Parkinson led the Thunderbirds in scoring for a second straight game, recording 16 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds. Andrea Jones finished with a season-high 13 points while Desiree Jackson and Marissa Robbins each added another 10.
LONGWOOD 59, UTAH VALLEY 57: At Farmville, Va., Sophomore Daeisha Brown scored a season-high 24 points, including 21 in the second half, to lead Longwood to a come-from-behind victory Katie Kuklok led the visiting Wolverines (1-3) with a game-high 28 points, adding a game-high 11 rebounds for a double-double.
Karlee Kartchner had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Wolverines, while Tina Doughty finished with eight points.
VANGUARD 72, WESTMINSTER 45: At Costa Mesa, Calif., Vanguard proved its number one ranking on Saturday as it blasted No. 5 Westminster in non-conference game. The Lions maintain a perfect 4-0 slate, while the Griffins suffers their first loss of 2013 and moves to 4-1.
Senior Nicole Ballestero compiled 21 points, three assists and three rebounds to lead Vanguard.
Westminster's Amy Krommenhoek hit 5-of-8 3-point tries in the game to score 20, nearly half of her team's total, in the loss.