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Gonzaga Holds Off Pepperdine

Jan. 7, 2007

MALIBU, Calif. - Jasmane Clarendon is starting to get back to the form that saw her claim All-West Coast Conference (WCC) accolades as she scored 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting to lead the Pepperdine Waves who fell to the Gonzaga Bulldogs 58-35 Sunday afternoon.

The point total for Pepperdine (8-9, 1-1 WCC) set a new school record for fewest points in a game, breaking the previous mark of 37 set on March 11, 1977 against Cal Poly-Pomona.

Teiosha George had nine points with seven rebounds, Shannon Johnson also had seven boards.

Stephanie Hawk led all players with 15 points and 10 rebounds for Gonzaga (10-8, 2-0 WCC), Katy Ridenour added 11 points and eight rebounds.

Both teams struggled early as the first points of the contest came at the 15:29 mark off a Heather Bowman jumper. George accounted for the first five Pepperdine points as the Waves took their only lead of the game 5-4.

Gonzaga would lead by as many as 10 on two different occasions in the first half but a 5-1 run over the final 4:14 of the half pulled Pepperdine within three at the break.

Clarendon scored the first bucket of the second half to pull Pepperdine within four but Gonzaga answered with a 12-0 run as the Waves were held without a score for over five minutes.

Pepperdine scored just 17 points on 20.8 percent (5-of-24) shooting in the first half and followed that up with 18 points on 26.9 percent shooting (7-of-26) in the second half.

Pepperdine will return to action next weekend when it hits the road for the first time in league play when it faces San Diego and San Francisco on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.