Shaylee Gonzales leads No. 18 BYU women’s basketball to big win over Pacific

Gonzales nearly records a triple double in the team’s 12th win of the season.

(Photo courtesy of Jaren Wilkey) Shaylee Gonzales shoots a free throw during her freshman year at BYU. She nearly got a triple double on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, when the Cougars beat Pacific.

The BYU women’s basketball team made it look easy.

The No. 18 Cougars won their fourth straight game with a blowout 94-68 victory over the University of the Pacific Tigers on Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center. The win brought BYU to a 12-1 overall record and 2-0 in the West Coast Conference.

Sophomore guard Shaylee Gonzales played an all-around game and nearly recorded a triple-double. She had 22 points, eight rebounds, seven assists and four steals.

Senior guard Tegan Graham scored 15 points, all of which came from the 3-point line. Senior guard Paisley Harding had 14, and sophomore forward Lauren Gustin added 12.

The Cougars went on a 21-0 run in the first quarter and never looked back. Their biggest lead was 32.

BYU scored 21 points off Pacific’s turnovers. It also won the paint battle with a 42-28 margin.

BYU’s next matchup is at home on Thursday against Saint Mary’s.