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Ari Davis | Posted: 10 Nov 2017 | Updated: 24 Dec 2020
Ari Davis

Devashrayee propels BYU to a 75-67 overtime win against SUU


BYU vs. SUU Box Score

PROVO, Utah ­– Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee led the BYU women's basketball team to an overtime 75-67 win against Southern Utah University, in its first regular season game Friday night at the Marriott Center.

"First of all, you have to give Southern Utah a lot of credit. They were really scrappy tonight and played really well,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “But, I’m really proud of my team. I think they really showed their character tonight in the last three minutes being down 10 and just fighting and doing what they needed to do to win.” 

Devashrayee had a game-high 25 points and four rebounds and four assists. Shalae Salmon recorded her first career double-double with a career-high 12 points and 17 rebounds. Malia Nawahine and Brenna Chase also scored in double figures, logging 19 points and 10 points, respectively.  

The Cougars (1-0) started the game out strong with a jumper from Devashrayee and a layup from Amanda Wayment to give BYU the early 4-0 lead. BYU continued to increase its lead, making the score 11-2 in the first four minutes. However, the Thunderbirds (0-1) fought back, narrowing the margin to three points. Near the end of the first quarter, back-to-back baskets from Salmon, a three-pointer from Nawahine and a layup from Devashrayee put the Cougars up by double digits, 23-11.

BYU continued its momentum going into the second quarter with back-to-back baskets from Devashrayee, increasing its lead to 17 points. However, SUU sped up the Cougar offense and forced BYU to commit turnovers. The Thunderbirds went on a 14-0 run to make the score 32-29. BYU was able to maintain a narrow lead going into halftime, 34-31.

The momentum of the game shifted, as SUU took control in the third quarter on a 3-pointer to tie the game at 34-all. On their next possession, a layup by Breanu Reid gave the Thunderbirds their first lead of the game, 36-34. SUU was able to maintain its lead through the entire quarter. The Cougars managed to bring the score within one but were unable to stop the Thunderbirds and ended the period down, 47-43.

Going into the fourth period, SUU continued to dominate with two free-throws making the score, 49-43. However, the Cougars answered back late. Two Chase 3-pointers brought BYU’s momentum back, as the Cougars went on a 7-0 run to take 61-58 lead. With 1:11 left in the fourth quarter, Devashrayee hit a three-pointer tying the game 61-61 to send the game into overtime.

Both teams went scoreless for the first three minutes of overtime until Devashrayee hit another 3-pointer, putting the Cougars ahead for the first time since the second quarter, 64-61. BYU then went on a 11-1 run to win the game 75-67.

The Cougars travel to Seattle to take on Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m PST at the Alaska Airlines Arena. The game will be broadcast on the Pac-12 video stream with live stats available on the BYU women's basketball schedule page.

Game Notes

BYU led 23-11 after the first quarter. SUU outscored BYU 20-11 in the second quarter, cutting the Cougar lead to three, 34-31, as teams headed into halftime. After trailing 61-51, BYU closed out the game on a 10-0 run to force overtime.

Four Cougars scored in double figures in BYU’s home opener: Devashrayee (25), Nawahine (19), Salmon (12), Chase (10).

BYU outrebounded SUU 51 to 46 and the Cougars dished out more assists (18) than SUU (14).

BYU scored 28 points in the paint to SUU’s 22, while the Thunderbirds finished with 21 bench points to the Cougar’s five.

Shalae Salmon scored eight first-quarter points. Salmon finished the game with 12 points and 17 rebounds to record her first career double-double. Salmon’s 17 rebounds are a career high. She also tallied a career- and game-high three steals and matched a career-high in assists with three.

Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee led all scorers with 10 points in the first half. Devashrayee scored a game-high 25 points to record her 36th double-digit performance and 15th 20-point game.

Malia Nawahine went 3 of 7 from the 3-point line and scored 19 points in her BYU debut. Nawahine also finished the contest with six rebounds and a team-high five assists.

Brenna Chase chipped in 10 points for the Cougars, and finished the game with three rebounds and two assists.

Amanda Wayment brought down seven rebounds.

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Norma Bertoch | Posted: 7 Nov 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Norma Bertoch

Season opener brings in-state foe SUU to Marriott Center


BYU vs. SUU Game Notes

PROVO, Utah—BYU women’s basketball (0-0) opens the 2017-18 campaign hosting in-state foe Southern Utah (0-0), Friday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. A live video stream will be available on The Cougars are coming off an 86-68 exhibition win over Colorado Mesa.

About BYU
The16-member BYU team returns two starters, six letterwinners and welcomes eight newcomers to the program. Only five players back this season saw significant playing time last year. Earlier this month, the Cougars were picked to finish third in the 2017-18 West Coast Conference Preseason Poll behind Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s.

Reigning WCC Player of the Year Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee, was named to the 10-member 2017-18 All-WCC Preseason Women’s Basketball Team.

In the exhibition win, four players scored in double figures led by a team-best 16 points from Devashrayee. Brenna Chase tallied 12 points while newcomer Malia Nawahine contributed 11 points in the win. Shalae Salmon was the fourth player to record double-digit points with 10. She recorded a double double with a game-high 11 rebounds. She also had a game-best three blocks.

BYU finished the 2016-17 campaign with a 20-12 record, for the 11th overall and eighth straight 20-plus win season. In league play, the Cougars tied for second place with Saint Mary’s with identical 13-5 marks. For the second straight season, the Cougars finished conference play undefeated at home.  BYU also extended its season by competing in the first round of the WNIT.

About Southern Utah
Southern Utah played two exhibitions games at home earlier this month, defeating Concordia 82-62 and Northern New Mexico 86-67. Senior center Whitney Johnson led the way for the Thunderbirds in both exhibitions tallying 16 and 14 points, respectively. SUU returns three starters from last year’s team that compiled a 7-23 record.

There are three SUU/BYU connections heading into Friday’s game.
1. Head Coach Chris Boettcher, was an assistant on the women’s basketball team from 2009 to 2013.

2. Current BYU basketball operations director, Kim Parker, was on assistant coach at SUU for two seasons before returning to BYU.

3. SUU sophomore Jessica Chatman played her freshman season in 2016-17 at BYU.

After the home game vs. SUU, the BYU women’s team takes its first road trip of the season. They will be at the University of Washington on Wed., Nov. 15 and at Eastern Washington on Fri., Nov. 17.

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