Tianna Brown
Katie Severns
Southern Utah SUU 2-1,0-0 Big Sky
Grand Canyon GCU 2-1,0-0 WAC
Score By Periods
Team 1 2 3 4 F
Southern Utah SUU 10 12 19 24 65
Grand Canyon GCU 16 19 19 15 69

Game Recap: Women's Basketball | | Mark Oshidari

Boards work beats Southern Utah

Hollland leads Lopes with 14 points, 8 assists

The Grand Canyon women's basketball team built a big lead and held on to defeat Southern Utah 69-65 on Thursday night in GCU Arena.

Three Lopes scored in double figures, led by freshman Jada Holland with 14 points. The point guard also tallied a game-high eight assists. Sophomore guard Tianna Brown added 11 points while freshman guard Tavia Rowell chipped in with 10 points on 5-for-9 shooting.

GCU (2-1) dominated the boards 41-27 over Southern Utah (2-1) and the Lopes built a 17-point lead after sophomore guard Venla Varis hit a jumper with 5:49 remaining in the game.

Southern Utah cut the deficit to 66-63 with 15 seconds left and 67-65 with three seconds to go but Holland followed with two free throws to seal the win.

Lopes senior power forward Da'jah Daniel scored eight points and collected all 10 of her rebounds in the first half.

Freshman power forward Mae Bryant added 10 rebounds, including a game-high five offensive rebounds, and six points off the bench.

Southern Utah was paced by Rebecca Cardenas with 18 points and Jessica Chatman with 17 points.

GCU is back in action on Tuesday night when it plays at Montana.
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