Despite 22 points from Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee, BYU women’s basketball fell to Washington, 80-72, on Wednesday at Alaska Airlines Arena.
"We didn’t start the game out as well as we should have," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "We gave them too many easy baskets and we didn’t play defensively like we should. They got us out of our rhythm. We had our opportunities late in the game to give us a chance, but we couldn’t get it done. We need to play a lot better on the road."
Washington opened the game with a 3-pointer by Khayla Rooks, giving the Huskies the early 3-0 advantage. Malia Nawahine and Devashrayee then hit back-to-back treys to give BYU the 6-5 lead. Washington countered with a 7-0 run midway through the first quarter to go up by six, 12-6.
At the 3:08 mark, Jasmine Moody scored the first Cougar basket in five minutes to bring BYU within four, 12-8. Washington increased its lead to eight, but Eaton hit a 3-pointer to cut the Husky lead to three, 20-17, going into the second quarter.
After the Huskies took the 26-20 lead, Devashrayee drained an 18-footer to make the score 26-22. Washington made two 3-point field goals to extend its lead to six, 34-28, going into a media timeout.
Devashrayee hit her second 3-point field goal of the game with 4:29 to go in the second quarter. The senior then went 2-of-2 from the foul line to bring the Cougars within three, 38-35.
The Huskies scored four-straight points before Nawahine and Devashrayee went a combined 4-of-4 from the free-throw line to keep the Cougars within three, 42-39.
Chase stopped Washington’s 5-0 run, as the sophomore knocked down a 3-pointer to cut into the Husky lead. Washington led 49-42 going into the halftime break.
The Huskies began the third quarter outscoring the Cougars, 11-6. Devashrayee put an end to the Washington run, as she knocked in her third 3-pointer of the contest, bringing the Cougars within nine, 60-51. The Huskies then logged their largest lead of the game, 67-51, and forced a Cougar timeout.
Devashrayee and Eaton scored back-to-back hoops to stop the Washington run and bring BYU within 14, 72-58, to end the third quarter.
At the 8-minute mark, Chase found Salmon for the layup to make the score 72-60. On the next play, Chase stole the ball on the inbounds pass and scored to put BYU within 10, 72-62.
After three missed foul shots by the Cougars, a free throw by Chase put BYU within nine with 4:29 to go. Paisley Johnson then drained a 3-pointer to bring BYU within six, 76-70, with 37 seconds left in the game.
BYU women’s basketball continues its Washington road trip as the Cougars play Eastern Washington on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. PST. Links to live stats and video can be found on the BYU women’s basketball schedule page.