Provo • Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee scored 21 points as BYU women’s basketball fell 79-63 to Georgia on Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center.
“Georgia’s an outstanding team,” BYU coach Jeff Judkins said. “I was proud of us for fighting to come back. We need to not let it get out of hand in the first place though.”
Brenna Chase put up 15 points and dished out four assists for the Cougars (3-2). As a team, BYU went 14 of 29 (48 percent) from the field in the second half, after shooting just 6 of 28 (21 percent) in the first half.
Georgia got a season-best 21 points from junior forward Caliya Robinson and career-high 15 points from redshirt-sophomore Taja Cole.
The Bulldogs (5-0) shot 51 percent from the field and made 8 of 14 3-pointers.
Weber State 79, Incarnate Word 55 • In Ogden, the Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it in cruising to their third straight win.
“I was happy with the team effort today,” Weber State coach Bethann Ord said. “Everyone that went in did their role and did their part. Having three games in one week, I thought the girls continued to get better.”
The Wildcats (4-1) scored 20 points off 14 Cardinals’ turnovers, and outscored UIW 12-0 in fast-break points.
Larryn Brooks led the Wildcats in scoring for the fourth straight game, dropping in 17 points in 30 minutes.
Eastern Washington 61, Utah Valley 41 • In Cheney, Wash., Taylor Christensen scored a team-high 19 points, but the Wolverines dropped their fifth straight to open the season. Britta Spencer rounded out the squad’s pair of double-digit scorers with 11 points.
Salt Lake CC 82, Western Nevada CC 70 • In Taylorsville, a 23-8 run in the third quarter gave the Bruins (7-2) a lead they maintained by making their free throws.
Tia Hay again led the Bruins in scoring, finishing with 23 points and five rebounds. The Bruins had four other double-digit scorers, with Miki’alo Maio scoring 13.