Yoeli Childs returned from a 4-game absence and Jake Toolson torched the nets down the stretch to lead BYU to a 74-60 road win over Pacific.
Childs finished with 26 points and 9 rebounds and Jake Toolson had a career high 28 points to carry the Cougars to victory. BYU was down 53-51 with under 10 minutes to go, but a 21-0 run put the game out of reach. Toolson hit three three-pointers in a row during the run to highlight his hot shooting night. Jake finished 10-15 from the field and 6-8 from deep. As a team, BYU shot 54% from the field and 9-18 (50%) from distance.
Yoeli Childs got off to a rough start, but he looked like his usual self and showed little ill effects from his injured right index finger.
Pacific came into the game with a St. Mary’s win under its belt and part of a 5-way tie for second place along with BYU. Senior guard Jahlil Tripp gave BYU problems and finished with 18 points and 10 boards, but he was stymied down the stretch and couldn’t get enough help from his teammates.
BYU continues it’s California road swing Saturday afternoon at San Francisco.