Saint Mary’s Women’s Basketball secures thrilling overtime win against Portland Pilots


Saint Mary’s Women’s Basketball defeated the Portland Pilots in a 73-67 overtime win, handing Portland just their second WCC loss of the season due to strong defense and a standout performance from Zaryhia Aokuso.

Why It Matters

The win marks a significant victory for Saint Mary’s, showcasing their resilience and defensive prowess in overcoming a strong opponent, repositioning them in the WCC standings.

By the Numbers

  • Zaryhia Aokuso scored a career-high 24 points.
  • Saint Mary’s had a 25-13 advantage in points off turnovers.
  • The Gaels had a 14-7 advantage in fast break points and a 12-8 advantage in bench scoring.

State of Play

  • Saint Mary’s claimed a significant victory, repositioning in the WCC standings.
  • The team’s next game is against the second-place Pacific Tigers on January 25.

Bottom Line

Saint Mary’s impressive win against Portland demonstrates their defensive capabilities and resilience, propelling them to a stronger position in the WCC standings as they proceed to face the Pacific Tigers in their upcoming game.



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