Yasmine Robinson-Bacote (25)
Nov. 10, 2017
LONG BEACH, Calif. -- The Pepperdine women's basketball team won the first game of the 2017-18 season on Friday, defeating Long Beach State 83-71 in head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones' debut at the helm of the Waves. Yasmine Robinson-Bacote led the Waves with 24 points and Sydney Bordonaro marked 21 points on six three-pointers.
Yasmine Robinson-Bacote: 24 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 8-13 FG, 1-3 3FG
Sydney Bordonaro: 21 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 7-11 FG, 6-8 3FG
Peyton Langston: 14 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4-9 FG, 6-6 FT
Barbara Sitanggan: 7 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals
FG%: 26-53 (.49.1%)
3FG%: 8-17 (47.1%)
FT%: 23-33 (69.7%)
Long Beach State
FG%: 21-59 (35.6%)
3FG%: 2-17 (11.8%)
FT%: 27-34 (79.4%)
Pepperdine: 16 in-paint; 27 off turnovers; 9 2nd chance; 4 fast break; 17 bench
Long Beach State: 34 in-paint; 19 off turnovers; 10 2nd chance; 12 fast break; 24 bench
The Waves started the game on a 9-4 run, with graduate transfer Peyton Langston scoring the team's first four points. Bordonaro had her first of six three-pointers in the game early in the first quarter as well. The trio scoring became a trend, as they had 59 of the Waves' 84 points throughout the entire game. The Waves led 23-22 after the first quarter of play. In the second quarter, the 49ers fueled by the late surge in the first quarter, would come back and take the lead going into half-time 40-33.
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After the break, Pepperdine came out firing on all cylinders looking to close the gap. The team went on a 15-2 run fueled by Langston and Robinson-Bacote, giving them a lead that they would not relinquish. Pepperdine would lead 56-49 after three quarters.
After a 58-58 tie in the fourth quarter, the Waves shut the door and picked up a three-pointer by Paige Fecske and a pair of free throws from Langston to start extending the lead. After that start, Pepperdine shot off to another 12-0 run that put the game out of reach for LBSU. After a few late attempts by the opposition to close the gap, the Waves put the match away with an 83-71 final result for the first Waves' win of the season.
The win was the first win under new head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones.
This was Bordonaro's second career game with more than five three-pointers. (11/27/16 vs. Duke -- 7)
Pepperdine continues life on the road, traveling to the next game on Sunday, Nov. 12 at UC Davis. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m.
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