Cougars beat NDNU 93-45

Azusa Pacific looked to continue their winning ways against Notre Dame de Namur on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the Felix Event Center. The Cougars kept control for a large majority of the matchup and took the game with a score of 93-45.

The opening few minutes of the first quarter were back and forth between the teams. However, with just over six minutes left in the first quarter, Lydia Nieto’s three pointer gave the Cougars the lead that they would hold onto for the rest of the game. The Cougars would extend that lead to 11 points by the end of the quarter.

The Cougars ran away with the game in the second quarter using a 14-1 run to extend their lead to 22 points with five minutes left. By halftime, Azusa Pacific led 51-26. Azusa Pacific added another 10 points to their lead in the third quarter and flirted with a 50-point lead in the fourth quarter.  

Savanna Hanson led the way on offense with 23 points and a team high of 11 foul shots. Rachel Bozlee added 17 points while Lydia Nieto finished the night with 10 points. Both Bozlee and Nieto shot 50 percent from behind the arc. Cierra Roufosse had 15 points and tied for the team lead with Hanson at eight rebounds. Zoe March led the team with six assists.

The Cougars will be on the road for the next five games, travelling first to Concordia on Dec. 5 and Point Loma on Dec. 8. Azusa Pacific will travel to La Mirada on Dec. 15 for their Cornerstone Cup matchup with Biola, which the Cougars have yet to lose.