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Santa Clara Drops Road Contest to No. 22 BYU, 77-63

Nov. 22, 2006

PROVO, Utah (AP) -Shawnee Slade scored a career-high 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to help No. 22 Brigham Young beat Santa Clara 77-63 Wednesday.

Slade, who had never scored more than 10 in a game, finished 11-for-12 from the free-throw line. She scored 13 in the second half for the Cougars (3-2).

Slade got her second career double-double and tied her best mark for rebounds.

Mallary Gillespie scored 14 and Melinda Johnsen had 10 points, including a four-point play that put BYU in front 59-55.

Ashley Graham led Santa Clara (3-2) with 16 points. Tracey Walker and Jen Gottschalk added 10 points apiece for the Broncos, who shot 33 percent from the field.