Nonconference Play Concludes at Grand Canyon for Women's Basketball Thursday

Nonconference Play Concludes at Grand Canyon for Women's Basketball Thursday

Game Notes

SANTA CLARA, Calif. – On a modest two-game winning streak, Santa Clara women's basketball continues its road trip Saturday at 4 p.m. at Nevada.

On Thursday, the Broncos defense shutdown San Diego State in a 48-34 victory.

Santa Clara is 12-11 all-time against Nevada with the first meeting coming during the 1970-71 season. The last meeting was a 67-53 Bronco defeat at home on Dec. 18, 2008.


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Santa Clara (4-5) is scoring 59.0 points per game on 39.0-percent shooting from the field. The Broncos have the top defense in the West Coast Conference, allowing 59.8 ppg while forcing 16.7 turnovers per game.

Ashlyn Herlihy leads the team in scoring with 11.3 ppg and has knocked down a team-high 14 3-pointers while adding 5.6 rebounds per game as well. Morgan McGwire's 7.7 rpg lead the Broncos and she is second in scoring with 9.9 ppg. McGwire also leads the team with 2.4 steals per game and 1.2 blocks per game. Kyla Martin is tied for the league lead with 5.3 assists per game and is scoring 9.7 ppg as well.

Grand Canyon (4-8) has won two in a row after losing three in a row. The Lopes are scoring 64.5 ppg on 40.3-percent shooting from the field and 33.2-percent from beyond the arc.

Four players average in double-figures and account for more than 80-percent of the team's offense.

Brie Mobley leads the team with 18.5 ppg and also leads with 8.0 rpg and 4.4 apg. August Touchard scores 11.4 ppg and has knocked down a team-high 30 3-pointers while also averaging a team-high 1.8 spg. Jessica Gajewski is scoring 12.8 ppg and Jordan Jackson scores 10.8.

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