BYU Falls 74-63 to Wyoming

PROVO -- In the opening conference game of the season, the BYU Women's Basketball team was defeated 74-63 by Wyoming Thursday night in front of a rowdy Marriott Center crowd.

"We got outplayed tonight in every part of the game," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "We got out-hustled and out-rebounded. It was an uphill battle from the start of the game."

Wyoming led BYU 32-26 at the half behind the sharp-shooting freshman Hanna Aztecs and senior Ashley Elliott. The duo combined for 24 of the 32 Cowgirl points. Zavecz led all players with 17 points, hitting on 6 of 12 field goals and 9 points from beyond the arc.

BYU finished the first half down just six points despite shooting 32% from the field. Senior Julie Sullivan and junior Ambrosia Anderson both had six points for the Cougars.

The Cougars started out the second half with more energy and trimmed the lead to three points, down 42-45 with a jump shot by Anderson. Wyoming then went on a 17-4 run over the next 7:58 to lead BYU 62-47. The Cougars never got closer than nine points the rest of the game.

Wyoming controlled the tempo in the second half, slowing the pace of the game, making it difficult for the Cougars to run. The Cowgirls repeatedly made clutch shots driving to the basket after using nearly the entire shot clock.

Zavecz scored a game-high 32 points for Wyoming on 10 of 18 shooting. Sullivan led three Cougars in double figures with 16 points. Anderson added 14 points and Danielle Cheesman scored 12 points. It was the eighth consecutive game for Sullivan to score in double figures.

"Number13 scored 32 points on us and I think that's the most points ever scored against us since I've coached here," added Judkins. "We just seemed a step slow tonight Hopefully we can come back from this. It'll be a long night for me watching game film to try to help this team get better."

Next up for the Cougars, 9-5 and 0-1 in MWC, is Colorado State Saturday January 15 at the Marriott Center. Colorado State was picked to finish fourth in the MWC preseason polls. The game will be broadcast live on BYUTV.

"It's the biggest game of the season," added Judkins. "We cannot lose that game. After we lose this one, we have to pick up another at some point. I guess we'll see what we're made of.."

Official Basketball Box Score

University of Wyoming vs Brigham Young

01-13-05 7:00 PM at MARRIOTT CTR, BYU, PROVO, UT

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VISITORS: University of Wyoming 10-4; 1-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

12 SISK, Dominique..... f 1-5 0-2 2-2 2 6 8 1 4 1 1 1 0 31

13 ZAVECK, Hanna....... f 10-18 4-7 8-9 4 3 7 3 32 0 2 7 1 37

53 HIPPEN, Sara........ c 3-6 0-1 1-2 3 4 7 4 7 0 0 1 0 34

23 HICKS, Erin......... g 4-10 3-6 0-0 2 7 9 2 11 1 3 0 2 37

24 ELLIOTT, Ashley..... g 4-10 2-4 6-6 0 2 2 2 16 8 2 0 0 39

02 BOLERJACK, Jodi..... 0-1 0-0 4-4 1 0 1 0 4 1 1 0 0 9

03 LAPAR, Tarah........ 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

30 BOLERJACK, Amy...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

42 EWING, Lorissa...... 0-4 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3

50 CAMP, Ali........... 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 5

TEAM................ 4 2 6

Totals.............. 22-57 9-21 21-25 17 25 42 16 74 11 9 10 3 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-30 36.7% 2nd Half: 11-27 40.7% Game: 38.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-12 33.3% 2nd Half: 5-9 55.6% Game: 42.9% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-6 100 % 2nd Half: 15-19 78.9% Game: 84.0% 1

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young 9-5; 0-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. f 6-14 2-5 0-0 1 2 3 1 14 0 1 0 1 28

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. f 4-11 1-3 3-6 5 4 9 0 12 2 1 2 1 23

32 KOZLOWSKI, Kristen.. c 1-5 0-0 0-0 2 5 7 1 2 1 0 0 0 19

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... g 6-13 0-0 4-4 1 2 3 5 16 4 1 1 1 35

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... g 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 3 3 3 0 2 1 26

01 SELJAAS, Nancy...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 6

13 GOOLD, Tiari........ 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 7

25 TAYLOR, Kali........ 2-5 1-2 3-3 0 0 0 0 8 1 1 1 0 15

30 GILLESPIE, Mallary.. 0-5 0-1 3-4 2 2 4 4 3 0 1 0 1 25

45 KUBIK, Dani......... 2-6 0-0 1-1 3 2 5 1 5 0 2 2 0 16

TEAM................ 2 2 4

Totals.............. 22-62 4-11 15-20 18 21 39 19 63 11 8 8 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-31 32.3% 2nd Half: 12-31 38.7% Game: 35.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-5 20.0% 2nd Half: 3-6 50.0% Game: 36.4% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-5 100 % 2nd Half: 10-15 66.7% Game: 75.0% 2

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Officials: PETER CONTRERAS, ERICKA HARRIMAN, JACK JONES

Technical fouls: University of Wyoming-None. Brigham Young-None.

Attendance: 820

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

University of Wyoming......... 32 42 - 74

Brigham Young................. 26 37 - 63

OFFICIAL FINAL

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