Balanced Team Performance Leads BYU to a Win over UNLV

Cougar junior forward Ambrosia Anderson scored 10 points in BYU's defeat over UNLV (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

"Team" was the secret weapon for BYU women's basketball in their win over UNLV 74-48 Saturday afternoon in the Marriott Center.

BYU now improves to 13-7 overall and 4-3 on the season. The Cougars are now tied for third place in the Conference.

"Tonight I thought it was a great team effort," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins "A lot of girls played great tonight."

Junior forward Ambrosia Anderson, senior center Danielle Cheesman, and sophomore center Dani Kubik each scored in double figures. This is the 10th straight game that three Cougars have scored in double figures.

Eleven players scored points for BYU as they drilled a season high 60 percent of their shots from the field. In an unselfish effort, the Cougars also recorded a season high 25 assists.

Kubik came off the bench strong for the Cougars tying with Cheesman for a game high 14 points and recording another game high seven rebounds.

"I thought Kubik played a great game," Judkins said.

Cougar sophomore guard Melinda Johnsen was 100 percent shooting from the field.

"We knew we had to come out and be the aggressors," Johnsen said.

UNLV jumped out in front at the beginning of the game led by forward RanDee Henry, who scored five of the first seven UNLV points.

With 17 minutes to play in the first half the Cougars kicked into high gear and went on a 19-1 run over seven minutes to take a lead they wouldn't give up for the rest of the game.

Next week the conference season continues with two road games for the Cougars. They play at Colorado State Thursday night and at Wyoming Saturday afternoon.

Official Basketball Box Score

UNLV vs Brigham Young

02/05/05 3:06 pm at MARRIOTT CTR, BYU, PROVO, UT

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VISITORS: UNLV 11-10;2-5

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

21 Hitchens, Nikki..... f 0-5 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 2 1 0 2 0 1 23

22 HENRY, RanDee....... f 3-8 1-3 1-2 3 1 4 2 8 2 0 0 1 22

51 LOFTUS, Amy......... c 3-8 0-0 4-6 2 3 5 2 10 0 5 0 1 25

00 MOORE, Sheena....... g 4-14 2-7 0-0 2 2 4 2 10 2 5 0 3 36

20 THOMAS, Brittney.... g 3-8 0-2 1-2 2 1 3 0 7 2 2 0 1 33

02 SNEED, Candace...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 4

03 SIMMONS, Kameca..... 1-3 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 1 2 0 2 0 0 20

12 HOLMES, Sequoia..... 1-5 0-1 2-4 1 0 1 0 4 1 2 1 0 20

14 PACE, Latosha....... 1-4 0-2 0-0 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 5

32 LEE, Kisha.......... 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 1 7

44 COLEMAN, Shana...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5

TEAM................ 5 1 6

Totals.............. 18-60 3-15 9-16 21 15 36 9 48 8 19 1 9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-26 38.5% 2nd Half: 8-34 23.5% Game: 30.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-7 42.9% 2nd Half: 0-8 0.0% Game: 20.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-9 44.4% 2nd Half: 5-7 71.4% Game: 56.3% 4

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young 13-7;4-3

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 3-4 1-2 0-0 1 3 4 0 7 1 2 1 1 25

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... f 3-3 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 7 2 1 0 2 26

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. c 7-7 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 3 14 1 3 0 0 21

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... g 3-9 3-4 0-1 2 2 4 2 9 7 2 1 3 26

30 GILLESPIE, Mallary.. g 2-7 1-5 0-0 0 2 2 1 5 2 0 1 1 23

05 CROSS, Julie........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

10 STRATTON, Laura..... 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 6

13 GOOLD, Tiari........ 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 7 1 0 0 15

21 COOK-TOWNER, Jenn... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 4

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. 4-7 1-3 1-1 0 4 4 1 10 2 3 0 2 17

45 KUBIK, Dani......... 6-8 0-0 2-2 2 5 7 2 14 1 1 2 0 18

50 ABELL, Mary Martha.. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8

52 RILEY, Lauren....... 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 8

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

Totals.............. 32-53 6-15 4-6 7 24 31 12 74 25 16 5 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-28 53.6% 2nd Half: 17-25 68.0% Game: 60.4% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-9 44.4% 2nd Half: 2-6 33.3% Game: 40.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 2-2 100 % Game: 66.7% 1

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Officials: SUE KENNEDY, CID GARCIA, SHELLEY NAKASONE

Technical fouls: UNLV-None. Brigham Young-None.

Attendance: 640

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

UNLV.......................... 27 21 - 48

Brigham Young................. 36 38 - 74

OFFICIAL FINAL

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