Childs, Haws Lead Cougars Past Portland
PORTLAND, Oreg. – The BYU Cougars handily defeated the Portland Pilots 83-48.
The Cougars previously defeated the Pilots 79-56 at home on Jan. 10. Yoeli Childs was dominant in that game, scoring 28 points on 9-of-13 shooting. He also completed the double-double with 12 rebounds.
With the win, the Cougars advanced to 15-10 overall and 7-3 in West Coast Conference play.
The Dynamic Duo Leads The Way
This time, Childs and TJ Haws were hot out the gates for the Cougars, combining for 22 of BYU’s 40 first half points.
Childs nearly had a double-double by the halftime break with 10 points and nine rebounds in 18 minutes of action.
The Cougars held the Pilots without a basket for the final three minutes of the first half en route to taking a 40-21 lead at the break.
The second half didn’t get much better for the Pilots. The Cougars opened the first half of the second period on an 18-6 run to take a commanding 31-point lead at the 12:29 mark.
BYU expanded its lead to 37 points in the final five minutes before the buzzer ended with the Cougars up by 35.
Haws led the Cougars with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting.
Childs finished with a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Marcus Shaver Jr. led the Pilots with 9 points.
BYU forced Portland into 20 turnovers and scored 31 points off the takeaways. In contrast, the Pilots scored just seven points off 10 BYU turnovers.
After a short one game road trip, BYU will return home to face Pacific on Saturday at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast on BYUtv.
The Cougars edged the Tigers, 90-87 in Stockton on Jan. 3.