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SAN DIEGO — Shaylee Gonzales scored a season-high 29 points and No. 17 BYU pulled away in the third quarter to beat San Diego 74-63.
BYU (15-1, 5-0 West Coast Conference) has won seven consecutive games and ended a two-game skid against San Diego (10-9, 2-3).
Gonzales was 11 of 15 from the field with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds and four assists. Paisley Harding added 19 points for BYU, which scored 48 points in the paint.
"Those two girls were very good today," BYU coach Jeff Judkins said. "It's relieving to have those two. They let the game come to them, especially today. It made a big difference. They let the system get them shots and let their teammates help them."
The Cougars held San Diego to 3-of-17 shooting in the third quarter, turning a 36-32 halftime edge into a 57-42 fourth-quarter advantage behind a 66% shooting effort that included just one 3-pointer.
Beast Mode 🔛@shayleegonzalespic.twitter.com/uUlNpc9i2t— BYU Women's Hoops (@byuwbb) January 22, 2022
Jordyn Edwards had 13 points and five assists to lead the Toreros, who have lost three straight.
The two teams will meet again Monday at the Marriott Center (5 p.m. MST, BYUtv).