SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Santa Clara women's basketball opens West Coast Conference play Saturday, Dec. 29 against BYU in Leavey Center at 2 p.m.
The Broncos finished the nonconference slate with a 75-55 win over Grand Canyon on Dec. 20.
Santa Clara is 2-16 all-time against BYU with the first meeting coming in 1998-99. Last year the Cougars won both matchups.
Santa Clara (7-4, 0-0 WCC) averaged 66.0 points per game during nonconference play while shooting 39.7-percent from the floor.
Tia Hay leads the team with 13.8 ppg, 2.7 assists per game, and 2.0 steals per game. Ashlyn Herlihy's 10.4 ppg are second and her 7.1 rebounds per game are tied for the team lead. Emily Wolph had hit a team-leading 16 3-pointers wand is averaging 7.6 ppg with 2.2 apg. Lauren Yearwood is tied for fourth in the country with 3.0 blocks per game and adds 7.1 rpg to go with 6.4 ppg.
BYU (8-3, 0-0 WCC) has a two game winning streak heading into conference play after beating Colorado State and Northern Colorado at home. The Cougars are scoring 66.5 ppg on 40.5-percent shooting from the field.
Shaylee Gonzales' 17.2 ppg is second in the WCC and she is shooting 48.0-percent from the field and 35.8-percent from beyond the arc. Brenna Chase leads the Cougars with 4.2 apg, 2.6 spg, and 26 3-pointers while scoring 12.3 ppg. Paisley Johnson scores 12.6 ppg with 5.7 rpg and Shalae Salmon has a team-high 6.1 rpg to go with 7.4 ppg.
Tickets: Season or single-game tickets are available. Click here to purchase online or contact the ticket office weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. at (408) 554-4660 or BroncoTickets@scu.edu. Group discounts are also available through our ticket office sales and service consultants. Doors to Leavey Center, as well as its ticket office, are open one hour prior to the start of the game.
Parking: For weekday games, the Leavey Center lot, located on Accolti Way off El Camino Real, is free beginning one hour prior to tipoff. Any other parking facility on campus will be subject to normal daily rates or restrictions, including the main structure, located on Palm Drive. During the weekend, campus parking facilities are free (except for permit required locations). Click here for a campus map and parking restrictions.
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