Waves Cruise Past Golden Eagles
Nov. 24, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. - Miranda Ayim had a career-high 20 points and Sherriel Boyd added 11 of her 15 points in the first half for the Waves, who never trailed in a 91-62 victory over the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles Friday afternoon.
Reserve guard Taylor Smith scored 11 points for the Waves (3-2), who won their third game this month after combining for just two victories in head coach Julie Rousseau's first two seasons.
Kendall Cavin, Cara Reed and Blair Bowens scored 12 apiece, and Allison Price had 10 for Tennessee Tech which fell to 1-2 on the year.
Pepperdine led by 26 at the half and was never challenged over the final 20 minutes of play, extending the lead to as many as 32 on a Jessica Ross layup with 2:40 remaining in the contest.
Pepperdine used 11 points from Boyd and Taylor to build a 49-23 halftime lead. The Waves played with a lead from the start at home after opening the game with a 7-0 run that included four points from Ayim.
Tennessee Tech shot just 28 percent from the floor in the first half and did not record a field goal until the 12:07 mark.
For the game, Pepperdine shot a season-high 62.3 percent from the floor (33-for-53) and outscored Tennessee Tech 38-18 in the paint.
Pepperdine will face Iowa State tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. PT in the championship game of the tournament as the Cyclones defeated Virginia Tech 75-69 in the first game of the day. The Hokies will face the Golden Eagles in the consolation game at 1 p.m.