Lauren McCoy notched a double-double and Aimee Brakken lit up the three-point line as #5 Westmont Women’s Basketball (6-1) rallied from a huge deficit to defeat host Azusa Pacific (5-1) on Tuesday night in the Felix Events Center by a score of 71-65.
McCoy tallied 16 points and 13 rebounds to record the ninth double-double of her Westmont career. Brakken put up 15 points – the second highest of her career – and five rebounds.
The Warriors outscored the Cougars 29-10 in the fourth quarter to overcome a 13-point deficit (55-42) at the end of the third.
“In one 40-minute span we saw how terrible we could be and we saw how great we could be,” said Westmont head coach Kirsten Moore. “At the core of the comeback for us was a fight and a toughness – an attitude that we are going to fight for everything and not give up. Things were not going our way for the majority of the game. But we continued to fight and compete, one possession at a time, and we worked our way back.”
A 15-2 run in the first four and one-half minutes of the final frame tied the score at 57. McCoy accounted for eight of the Warriors’ points during the stretch.