Norma Bertoch | Posted: 18 Feb 2020 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

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

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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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