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Gonzaga 67, Pepperdine 49

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SPOKANE, Wash. - Brynn Maxwell, the nation's leading 3-point shooter, made six straight behind the arc and scored a season-high 26 points to lead No. 17 Gonzaga to a 67-49 win over Pepperdine, the Bulldogs' 13th straight victory.

Maxwell, who has made a 3 in every game this season after transferring from Utah, had just five points in the first half when Gonzaga trailed 28-26.

She hit back-to-back 3-pointers to cap an 8-0 run early in the third quarter to give Gonzaga a 34-30 lead and hit two more in the last minute to push the margin to 50-38 entering the fourth quarter. She hit her final 3 for Gonzaga's first basket of the fourth quarter that made it 53-40.

Kaylynne Truong added 16 points and nine assists for the Bulldogs (21-2, 11-0 West Coast Conference) and Yvonne Ejim added 13 points and eight rebounds.

Ally Stedman Stedman scored 17 points to lead the Waves (7-14, 2-9), who have lost 14 straight to Gonzaga, including a 77-63 decision at home earlier this season. The series now stands at 50-30 for GU. Becky Obinma added 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Pepperdine shot 29% (17 of 58) and had 20 turnovers.

Gonzaga shot 40.9% from 3-point range, right at their nation-leading average of 40.6. Maxwell, who entered at 50.4%, was 6 of 9.

January 28, 2023


Pepperdine
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
T. Mbanefo F 33 3-13 1-1 0-0 3-7 1 0 0 3 1 7
B. Obinma F 30 3-6 6-8 0-0 4-12 0 0 1 3 4 12
J. Nwaba F 27 1-5 3-4 1-3 3-6 2 1 1 2 5 6
M. Walls G 36 2-12 0-0 0-2 1-5 5 0 2 6 5 4
D. Brumfield G 22 0-4 0-0 0-3 0-0 2 0 1 1 3 0
M. Amosa 21 0-0 1-2 0-0 3-5 0 0 0 2 1 1
A. Stedman 17 7-16 0-0 3-5 0-2 0 0 0 1 2 17
K. Brodie 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 2 3 2
H. Hoff 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 17-58
(.293)
11-15
(.733)
4-13
(.308)
18-43 10 1 5 20 24 49


Gonzaga
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
Y. Ejim F 23 6-13 1-2 0-1 1-8 0 1 1 3 5 13
B. Maxwell G 34 8-14 4-4 6-9 1-6 2 0 2 2 3 26
K. Truong G 34 4-13 5-6 3-8 0-1 9 0 3 3 3 16
M. Williams G 34 0-4 3-4 0-1 3-4 1 0 1 3 0 3
E. Little G 23 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 2 2 0 3 5 2
C. Stokes 30 0-5 5-8 0-2 3-9 0 0 1 0 3 5
D. Burton 16 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 0 1 0 0 2
P. Muma 5 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0
G. Riley 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 20-54
(.370)
18-24
(.750)
9-22
(.409)
12-35 14 3 9 14 20 67


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