PROVO — Morgan Bailey's double-double carried BYU women's basketball to a 65-62 victory over San Francisco at the Marriott Center Saturday.
"I'm happy to get the win," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "This is a hard stretch with finals, Christmas, New Year's and half of my team is sick, but the girls have pulled through."
Bailey led all scorers with 26 points and added 12 rebounds while converting on 11 of 18 shot attempts. Lexi Eaton scored 18 points, while Ashley Garfield tied Bailey for a team-high 12 rebounds. Kylie Maeda and Xojian Harry contributed four assists.
"Bailey is so good under pressure," Judkins said."She plays so much better with the game on the line and Ashley was great tonight."
Maeda scored for BYU (11-4, 3-1 WCC) on its first possession of the game making a floating jump shot along the baseline as the shot clock was running down.
CALIFORNIA 67, UTAH 49: At Berkeley, Calif., junior point guard Danielle Rodriguez scored a team-high 13 points to go with five assists, while freshman forward Tanaeya Boclair reached double-figures in points for the sixth time in 2014-15, but the University of Utah women's basketball team lost its Pac-12 Conference opener at California on Saturday at Haas Pavilion.
Utah (6-6, 0-1 Pac-12) had two players in double-figures in points, Rodriguez and Boclair.
BOISE STATE 63, UTAH STATE 53: At Logan, Utah State women's basketball hosted its first Mountain West game of the season Saturday, falling to the Broncos of Boise State.
In her first career start, senior guard Jasmine Porter led the Aggies in scoring, netting a career-best 15 points. Joining Porter in double-digits were freshman guard Funda Nakkasoglu with 13 and senior forward Ingrida Strikas with 10. Strikas was the top USU player defensively, adding a season-best eight rebounds.
With the loss, the Aggies fall to 3-11 overall with an 0-2 Mountain West record. The Broncos improve to 10-3 with a 2-0 league record.