Ambrosia Anderson Leads Cougar Women in Exhibition Win

Salt Lake City, Utah (Nov. 4, 2003) Sophomore forward Ambrosia Anderson came off the bench to score 21 points in the Cougars 74-67 exhibition victory over Westminster College, Tuesday.

Anderson, junior forward Danielle Cheesman and sophomore Nancy Seljaas all scored in double figures for BYU. Cheesman had 19 while Seljaas tallied 10. Anderson also led the way in the rebound category with nine.

With just over three minutes remaining in the contest Seljaas put in one of two from behind the arc to give the visiting Cougars a comfortable 62-52 advantage. The Griffins battled back to within four, 68-64 with just over 30 seconds remaining, but two free-throws from Anderson, which then were followed by one of two free-throws from Jennie Overdiek put the game out of reach for Westminster College. Anderson grabbed the rebound on the second miss by Overdiek for two more points, and a Griffin foul put Anderson on the line for her final two points of the night.

In the first half of action, the Cougar women got off to an early nine-point 12-3 lead before Westminster College came back to within two, 15-13 at the 8:30 mark. In the final minutes of the first half, four critical free throws by the Griffins Emily Johnson and Rebekah Steenblik put the hosts up by one-point 31-30 lead at the break.

Steenblik led all scores in the contest with 22 points. Three other teammates also scored in double figures. The Cougars outrebounded the Griffins 27 to 22.

All four of the BYU's incoming freshmen got significant playing time in the contest as coach Judkins experimented with various lineups throughout the night.

The Cougars have one more exhibition game on Tuesday, Nov.11 at UVSC, before their first official game at Weber State on Nov. 21.