Another Road Triumph

Alexis Kaufusi has now scored in double-figures in two of BYU's four games. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

CEDAR CITY -- With its second road win in a row, the 3-1 BYU women's basketball team triumphs in a 72-39 win over the Southern Utah Thunderbirds, Tuesday, led by freshman Alexis Kaufusi who recorded her first double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds.

Kaufusi led the team with 12 points for the second game in a row, to tie her career record. Teammate Coriann Wood also finished with 12 points and added seven rebounds of her own.

"I'm really happy with how our team executed our game plan," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "Coriann played a really good game and so did Alexis and Jaime."

The Cougars shot 46.2 percent from the field compared to Southern Utah's 28 percent. BYU went 71 percent from the free-throw line and 11 Cougars scored at least two points in the victory.

The Thunderbirds were kept from scoring for eight whole minutes in the first half while BYU went on a 17-0 run to put them up 23-5. At the 10-minute mark in the first half, eight Cougars had already put points on the board.

The Cougars forced seven Southern Utah turnovers in the first five minutes of play. The Thunderbirds finished with 25 turnovers compared to BYU's 17.

"I'm very happy with our first half effort," Judkins said, "and I think our performance tonight really showed our team's depth."

The first four minutes of the second half were pretty quiet on both sides with a layup from Cougar Kim Parker and a 3-pointer from Cougar Haley Hall as the only points on the board for either team.

BYU recorded 20 steals in the win over the Thunderbirds, five of those coming from Hall who also finished with seven points. The Cougars finished with 44 rebounds compared to Southern Utah's 33.

The Cougars now return to the Marriott Center on Friday to play Kansas State at 3:30 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score

Brigham Young vs Southern Utah

11/24/09 7:00 p.m. at Cedar City, Utah (Centrum Arena)

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 3-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

35 RILEY, Kristen...... f 2-8 0-4 2-2 1 1 2 2 6 0 2 2 3 14

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... f 1-5 0-0 0-0 3 1 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 20

03 FOREMAN, Jazmine.... g 3-5 1-1 0-0 1 2 3 1 7 2 2 0 2 22

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... g 3-7 1-1 2-2 1 3 4 1 9 3 2 0 2 16

33 HALL, Haley......... g 3-4 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 3 7 3 2 0 5 18

01 JACKSON, Jenteal.... 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 9

04 PARKER, Kim......... 2-5 0-3 1-2 0 1 1 0 5 1 3 1 2 15

10 KAUFUSI, Alexis..... 6-12 0-0 0-1 1 10 11 3 12 0 1 1 0 20

13 JUDKINS, Jaime...... 2-3 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 12

21 BATES, Stephanie.... 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 14

23 WOOD, Coriann....... 5-6 2-3 0-0 2 5 7 3 12 0 1 1 2 15

31 BECK, Marie......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3

32 PETERSON, Dani...... 2-5 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 2 0 1 1 13

55 LEACH, Megan........ 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 9

TEAM................ 5 5

Totals.............. 30-65 7-18 5-7 12 32 44 16 72 12 17 7 20 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 19-37 51.4% 2nd Half: 11-28 39.3% Game: 46.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-12 41.7% 2nd Half: 2-6 33.3% Game: 38.9% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-6 83.3% 2nd Half: 0-1 0.0% Game: 71.4% 1

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HOME TEAM: Southern Utah 0-4

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

24 PASCUCCI, Challis... f 1-9 0-0 1-4 2 5 7 1 3 1 5 1 1 32

44 THORLEY, Chanel..... f 3-9 0-0 1-2 2 6 8 0 7 0 3 1 1 31

14 HOSKING, Dani....... g 3-5 0-1 3-3 0 2 2 1 9 2 4 0 2 19

23 BURGESS, Cassie..... g 0-5 0-2 0-0 0 3 3 0 0 4 6 1 2 37

35 SAMPSON, Stephanie.. g 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 17

10 SMITHSON, Brooke L.. 0-3 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8

12 PARSONS, Jadie...... 1-6 1-5 0-1 0 2 2 1 3 0 1 0 0 18

20 SAGERS,Jamie........ 2-4 1-1 2-2 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 9

31 ANDERSON, Tayler.... 4-8 2-5 0-1 1 1 2 1 10 1 4 2 0 29

TEAM................ 3 2 5

Totals.............. 14-50 4-15 7-13 9 24 33 6 39 9 25 5 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-25 36.0% 2nd Half: 5-25 20.0% Game: 28.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-4 25.0% 2nd Half: 3-11 27.3% Game: 26.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-11 45.5% 2nd Half: 2-2 100 % Game: 53.8% 1

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Officials: Kent Johnson, Greta Hannemann, Chris Hyatt

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. Southern Utah-None.

Attendance: 438

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 48 24 - 72

Southern Utah................. 24 15 - 39

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