PROVO, Utah – Brigham Young University women’s basketball fans got quite the treat last weekend when the Cougars took on Gonzaga. The game ended with BYU at 71 and the Zags at 63.
Senior forward Kalani Purcell played a huge role in the Cougar’s success. Purcell said she felt so many emotions after the game and was very excited to get the win, especially on Senior night.
Purcell tied her career high in points per game by scoring 21 points in the win over Gonzaga.
“I just kind of had that, like, nothing to lose mentality,” Purcell said.
Along with those 21 points, Purcell had 6 assists and was a force on the board with 9 rebounds. Purcell is one of four seniors that will graduate this year.
Head Coach Jeff Judkins said this senior group has been role models for the underclassmen.
“The way they’ve handled themselves in every way has made it where my young players can see. They go to class. They’re good to the community. They’re good captains. They work hard in practice. They know how to win,” Judkins said.
Purcell’s family traveled all the way from New Zealand to watch her play.
Purcell took the court again on March 7 when BYU beat San Diego 75-66 in the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.
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