Anderson Leads Cougars Past San Francisco

PROVO -- Ambrosia Anderson scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars past San Francisco, 59-54, Saturday night at the Marriott Center.

The Cougars overcame a slow start in the first half that saw them miss 18 of their first 21 shots and trailed the Lady Dons by six points early. But BYU came roaring back with a 13-2 run to take a 19-14 lead, which they extended to 26-20 at the end of the first half.

Coach Jeff Judkins said he was really pleased with the defensive effort his team gave in the first half and that the strong defensive effort helped energize his team on offense.

"We played good defense in the first half," Judkins said. "That's what helped keep us in the game today."

Judkins also cited the play of reserves Heather Hansen and Melinda Johnsen who helped give BYU a boost in the first half. Hansen hit two 3-pointers in the first half to help give BYU the lead.

The Cougars were able to maintain their intensity in the second half, taking a 13-point lead at 56-43 with 2:55 to play, but San Francisco wouldn't back down.

The Lady Dons used an 11-0 run to pull within two points at 56-54, but BYU was able to hold of San Francisco's final charge and earn the victory.

With the win, Judkins notched his 50th victory as BYU's coach, and the Cougars improved their record to 7-4 on the year. The Cougars' next game will be on Tuesday January 6 at Montana State at 7:05 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Univ. of San Francisco vs Brigham Young University

01/03/04 7:05 PM at Brigham Young University

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VISITORS: Univ. of San Francisco 7-6

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

42 SAUER, Carey........ f 2-14 1-5 0-0 3 2 5 3 5 0 4 1 0 32

23 KRUEGER, Mary Jane.. c 5-10 0-0 3-3 2 9 11 2 13 0 1 0 0 32

03 RAMOS, Charmaine.... g 0-0 0-0 2-2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 1 7

11 RUSSELL, Toni....... g 6-11 2-3 3-4 2 6 8 5 17 4 4 0 4 32

22 HOLLINGSWORTH, Joy.. g 4-12 1-6 4-4 1 3 4 2 13 1 2 0 1 36

04 KATSUYAMA, Jennifer. 0-3 0-2 0-0 1 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 22

10 PRESTON, Katy....... 1-3 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 0 1 13

13 LEATHERMAN, Merisa.. 0-3 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 0 0 2 3 0 0 10

24 LARSEN, Louise...... 0-1 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 16

TEAM................ 2 2

Totals.............. 18-57 4-17 14-15 14 28 42 15 54 8 17 1 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 6-27 .222 2nd Half: 12-30 .400 Game: .316 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-8 .000 2nd Half: 4-9 .444 Game: .235 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 8-8 1.000 2nd Half: 6-7 .857 Game: .933 0

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University 7-4

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

## Player Name FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF TP A TO BLK S MIN

32 KOZLOWSKI, Kristen.. f 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 2 0 18

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. f 4-7 0-0 0-1 2 2 4 4 8 1 3 1 0 17

04 DOOLEY, Kestlee..... g 1-2 1-1 2-3 0 2 2 2 5 0 0 0 1 17

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... g 0-11 0-1 0-0 0 6 6 1 0 5 3 0 1 27

15 OVERDIEK, Jennie.... g 2-3 1-1 2-2 1 4 5 0 7 1 0 0 1 22

01 SELJAAS, Nancy...... 3-10 2-7 1-2 0 2 2 2 9 0 3 0 2 18

12 GATTEN, Angie....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

13 GOOLD, Tiari........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

23 HANSEN, Heather..... 2-3 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 6 2 1 0 1 8

24 HANSEN, Hollie...... 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 8

25 TAYLOR, Kali........ 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 2 9

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. 10-16 1-2 1-2 6 5 11 1 22 4 1 0 0 33

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 1 0 14

40 CHAMBERLAIN, A...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 6

TEAM................ 1 3 4

Totals.............. 23-60 7-17 6-10 12 26 38 17 59 18 12 4 9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-35 .314 2nd Half: 12-25 .480 Game: .383 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-10 .400 2nd Half: 3-7 .429 Game: .412 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 0-0 .000 2nd Half: 6-10 .600 Game: .600 1

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Officials: Connie Pardue, Laura Rahe, Clarke Stevens

Technical fouls: Univ. of San Francisco-BENCH. Brigham Young

University-None.

Attendance: 628

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Univ. of San Francisco........ 20 34 - 54

Brigham Young University...... 26 33 - 59

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