Steed picked up her seventh assist of the night on a pretty bounce pass across the lane to a cutting Xojian Harry that put BYU up by five with 2:31 to go. On the next Cougar possession, Beeston beat the shot clock again on a pull up jumper from the left wing to put BYU ahead 65-58. Beeston scored 13 points, making 8 of 10 free throws and picking up three assists and two steals. Steed iced the game from the line for BYU, making 5 of 6 free throws in the final minute of play.
The Cougars will host Western New Mexico in their final non-conference game of the season Saturday, Dec. 29 at 4 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on BYUtv.
BYU shot 60 percent from the field, a season high, while Seattle shot 51.1 percent.
BYU outscored in the paint 28-24. The Cougars also won the rebounding battle with 25 to Seattle’s 22.
The Redhawks’ 15 steals kept Seattle in control of the game until 5:13 left in the second half. BYU had eight.
Thursday was Jennifer Hamson’s third straight game scoring in double figures. She collected 14, shooting 6-for-6, with five rebounds.
Haley Steed recorded 18 points, dished out seven assists and had a season-high five steals.
Kim Parker Beeston scored 13 points against the Redhawks and had five rebounds.
Keilani Unga also shot 100 percent from the field, going 4-for-4 for eight points.
Mason Porter is a Sports Information Director for BYU Athletic Communications. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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