(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
With a 3-2 mark, BYU women’s basketball gets set to play its fifth straight road game this Saturday, Nov. 24. The Cougars travel to Pullman, Washington to take on the Cougars from Washington State (1-3) at 3 p.m. PST.
BYU recorded its third win of the year and second road victory defeating Pac-12 foe Arizona 62-48 in Tucson on Tuesday.
Against the Wildcats and for the fourth time on the year, three players scored in double figures led by Jennifer Hamson’s double double 23 points and 14 rebounds. Lexi Eaton chipped in 14 while Kim Parker Beeston contributed 12 points to the winning effort. Hamson’s points and rebounds were career highs and marked her fourth overall double double. She also had five blocks in her first start with the team.
The Cougars took a 28-21 lead at half time and had a 15-point advantage with 15:52 left in the contest. Arizona cut the lead to 10 with 2:38 remaining but BYU came back with an impressive run to take a 60-48 edge with 1:22 left to play.
• Head coach: Jeff Judkins, enters his 12th season
• Team’s leading scorer: #5 Jennifer Hamson, 23.0 ppg
• Team’s leading rebounder: #5 Jennifer Hamson, 14.0 rpg
• Team’s assist leader: #33 Haley Steed, 7.2 apg
• Team’s steals leader: #33 Steed, 2.4 spg
BYU’S PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
#33 Haley Steed – (5-4 guard, GS6.0 ppg; 2.4 rpg; 7.2 apg
#4 Kim Parker Beeston – (5-11 guard, JR) 12.2 ppg; 4.0 rpg; 2.4 apg
#21 Lexi Eaton – (5-10 guard, SO) 18.2 ppg; 3.8 rpg; 1.4 apg
#41 Morgan Bailey – (6-2 forward, SO) 8.2 ppg; 5.8 rpg; 0.80 apg
#45 Keilani Unga – (6-2 forward, SR) 7.2 ppg; 4.6 rpg; 1.0 apg
Washington State Capsule
The Cougars from Washington State have compiled a 1-3 record to date and are 1-1 at home. They have three players putting up double figures in points. Washington State returns nine letterwinners and three starters from last year’s team that compiled a 13-20, 5-13 record, finishing 11th in the Pac-12.
• Head coach: June Daughterty is in her fifth year with the Cougars
• Team’s leading scorer: #3 Lia Galdeira , 17.8 ppg
• Team’s leading rebounder: #3 Galdeira, 6.5 rpg
• Team’s assist leader: #5 Tia Presley, 3.5 apg
• Team’s steals leader: #3 Galdeira, 5.0 spg
BYU leads the series 4-3
When playing in Pullman BYU has a 1-2 mark
These two teams played last during the 2001-02 season on Nov. 24 in Provo with the homestanding team recording the 94-67 victory.
In the home opener for the BYU Cougars, junior All-American Erin Thorn scored 21 points with freshman Danielle Cheesman tallied 15 points off the bench. Senior guard Stacy Jensen scored eight points and dished out eight assists.
The BYU Cougars shot 56 percent from the field and 68 percent from behind the arc.
Both of these Cougar teams met in Pullman during the 2000-01 campaign with the visiting Cougars getting the 90-58 win on Nov. 30.
BYU returns to Utah and rounds out the month of November in a game in Salt Lake City at EnergySolutions Arena. The Cougars take on Creighton Wed., Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. The game will air live worldwide on BYUtv.