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Josh Carter | Posted: 22 Feb 2020 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Josh Carter

BYU drops 60-58 game at San Francisco on buzzer-beater

B. Drollinger Shot vs. USF

SAN FRANCISCO — Despite a season-high 25 points from Brenna Chase Drollinger, BYU women’s basketball fell 60-58 to San Francisco on a buzzer-beating put-back layup Saturday afternoon at War Memorial Gym.

BYU at San Francisco Final Box Score

"We didn't come ready to play," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "Brenna kept us in the game in the first half. I thought we did a better job in the second half on defense, but we didn't make enough plays when we needed to to get the win."

Drollinger shot 10 of 21 on the game, including five of nine from 3-point range to reach 25 points while also adding four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal. Paisley Johnson stuffed the stat sheet with 13 points, six assists, five rebounds, five steals and two blocks. Jasmine Moody added nine points and eight rebounds while Sara Hamson contributed seven rebounds, five blocks and three points.

With the Cougars (16-10, 11-5) trailing 58-56 with 49 seconds left in the game, Drollinger made a driving layup through traffic to tie the game up at 58. Johnson took a charge on the ensuing defensive possession, but a BYU back-court violation gave San Francisco (10-18, 3-13) back the ball with 20 seconds left.

After a block by Hamson, the Cougars forced a jump-ball with 1.8 seconds remaining, with the possession arrow going the Dons’ way. On San Francisco’s ensuing inbounds play, the Dons air-balled their initial shot attempt, but San Francisco’s Abby Rathbun caught the ball mid-air and laid it in as time expired to give the Dons the 60-58 win.

Drollinger opened the game with back-to-back triples to bring the score to 7-6 for San Francisco. Johnson then drained a step-back jumper and Drollinger hit another trey to give the Cougars a 14-12 advantage with three minutes left in the first. Consecutive baskets down low by Moody and Shalae Salmon closed out the quarter and put BYU up 18-14.

After a steal by Drollinger led to a fast-break layup, Drollinger made a pullup jumper to extend the Cougars’ lead to 22-14 two minutes into the second quarter. The Dons responded, however, with a 16-2 run to take a 30-24 advantage. Drollinger ended a four-minute scoring drought for BYU with back-to-back 3-pointers to tie the game at 30. San Francisco made one final jumper to take a 32-30 lead into the locker room.

A driving layup followed by a Johnson triple from the right wing tied the game at 35 three minutes into the third quarter. Albiero then drained a trey from the right wing and Johnson hit a jumper off the glass to put the Cougars up 40-38. The Dons ended the quarter on a 7-2 run to go up 45-42.

Moody made a layup to open the fourth quarter and Johnson hit a 3-pointer from the left wing to bring BYU within two, 49-47. San Francisco then scored five unanswered points to go up 54-47 with six minutes left. Johnson scored a driving layup and split a pair of free throws to bring the Cougars within four, 54-50, with 4:37 remaining in the contest.

Hamson scored a layup and Moody made a put-back lay-in to tie the game at 54 with just under three minutes left. After the Dons split a pair of free throws, Drollinger made a driving layup to put BYU up one, 56-55. San Francisco then banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key to put the Dons back on top, 58-56, with 1:15 remaining.

The Cougars return home next week to host Pepperdine on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv and on the BYUtv App. Tickets are available on

Team Notes

  • With the two-point loss at San Francisco, the Cougars are now 16-10, 11-5 on the season.
  • BYU went into halftime leading the way in assists with 10 to San Francisco’s six. The Cougars finished the game with 15 assists to the Dons' 11.
  • For the seventh time on the year, BYU finished the game with two players scoring in double figures. Brenna Drollinger (25), Paisley Johnson (13).
  • The Cougars shot 40.4 percent from the field, 42.1 percent from 3-point range and 44.4 percent from the free-throw line.

Player Notes

  • Brenna Drollinger led all scorers through the first 20 minutes of play with 19 points for her 14th game with double-digit points. She also had two rebounds, one assist and one steal. For the game, Drollinger finished with 25 points on 10 of 21 shooting from the field. She also had four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and one steal.
  • Paisley Johnson had first-half highs in assists with four and in steals with two along with two points. She ended the game with a total of 13 points for her 19th contest with double figures in points and the third straight.
  • Sara Hamson finished the contest with a game-best five blocks along with three points and seven rebounds.
  • Jasmine Moody scored four points in the first half and finished the game with nine points along with a team-best eight rebounds.
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Norma Bertoch | Posted: 18 Feb 2020 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Norma Bertoch

Final WCC road trip takes Cougar women to Santa Clara and San Francisco

K. Smiler Three-Point Line Dribble vs. SMC

PROVO, Utah— BYU women’s basketball is 15-9, 10-4 on the year and is set to take its final WCC road trip of the season.

The Cougars are at Santa Clara on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. PST. On Saturday, Feb. 22 they will battle San Francisco in a 12 p.m. PST tip-off. A live video stream will be carried on the WCC Network for both games.

BYU at Santa Clara Game Notes


  • With a 15-9, 10-4 record, BYU is tied with San Diego for second place in the latest WCC standings
  • It is averaging 60.6 points and 39.7 rebounds a game; is 15-4 when it gets more blocks than its opponents; is 14-1 when dishing out more assists than opponents; is 14-1 when leading at the half
  • The Cougars are nationally ranked second in field goal percentage defense (32.3); third in blocked shots per game (6.5); seventh in blocked shots (156); 14th in scoring defense (54.6); 27th in defensive rebounds (28.6)
  • BYU ranks first in the WCC in field goal percentage defense, in rebounding offense and in blocked shots; ranks second in scoring defense and in defensive rebounds; places third in scoring margin, in assists, and in 3-point field goals made; ranks fifth in 3-point field goal percentage defense
  • Paisley Johnson is one of two players scoring in double digits for BYU with a 13.9 average; Brenna Drollinger is tallying 11.9 points; she ranks 24th all-time in career points with 1,232; leads in assists and steals with 4.2 and 1.9 averages, respectively
  • Sara Hamson leads in rebounds and blocks, with 8.1 boards and 4.54 blocks; ranks first in the nation in blocked shots (109) and in blocked shots per game (4.54); ranks third all-time at BYU in career blocks with 308
  • The Cougars are holding opponents to just 54.6 points and are allowing only 37.3 rebounds a game
  • In the all-time series record with the Broncos, BYU has an 18-2 mark; when playing in Santa Clara, the Cougars are 7-2 all-time; in the first matchup with Santa Clara, BYU picked up the 71-48 victory in Provo on January 25.


  • Santa Clara has a 9-16, 3-11 record on the year; the Broncos are in a two-way tie for eighth place with LMU entering this week’s conference standings
  • Tia Hays is one of two players on the team that puts up double-digit points with a 12.7 average; Ashlyn Herlihy follows contributing 10.1 points a game while also being the team’s top rebounder with a 7.3 average; Hays leads in assists (3.5) and steals (1.2); the team’s blocks leader is Lauren Yearwood who is getting 1.4 blocks per game
  • Santa Clara was picked to finish fifth in this year’s WCC race; Hays was named to the 10-member 2019-20 Preseason All WCC team


  • San Francisco has compiled a 9-17, 2-12 record to date with league wins over Santa Clara and LMU
  • The Dons have four players who are putting up double figures in scoring beginning with 15 points from Mikayla Williams; teammate Lucie Hoskova follows with 14.2 points; Ionnna Krimili is next contributing 14 points a contest; Leilah Vigil rounds out the scoring with an 11.2 points per game average
  • In the rebounds category, Vigil tops the list pulling down 10.1 boards a contest; Hoskova is the squad’s assist leader dishing out 2.3 per game; Abby Rathbun leads in the steals category with a 1.6 average; Williams is getting the most blocks on the squad with her 1.1 average
  • BYU leads the overall series with the Dons 20-5; when playing in San Francisco, the Cougars have a 7-3 record; in the first meeting between the league foes this year, BYU won 57-44 in Provo on January 23.

BYU concludes the WCC race with two home games.  The Cougars host Pepperdine on Thursday, Feb. 27 and LMU on Saturday, Feb. 29. Both games will be carried live on BYUtv and on the BYUtv App.

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