Freshman center Jennifer Hamson recorded her first double double with 16 points and 13 rebounds against TCU, Wednesday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
FORT WORTH -- Playing in the home of the team leading the conference, the BYU women’s basketball fell 51-54 to the TCU Horned Frogs, Wednesday.
Two players for BYU were in double-figures with freshman Jennifer Hamson leading the way on a 16-point and 13-rebound double double. Teammate Mindy Bonham contributed 13 to the total.
“This was a great effort tonight from the girls,” said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. “We played hard and our team defense was outstanding. We just couldn’t get the shot of when we needed to. I thought Jennifer (Hamson) played a really great game for us though and so did Mindy (Bonham).”
The Cougars took the first lead of the game with four quick points from freshman Jennifer Hamson.
Four minutes later, TCU took back the lead but would only end up keeping it for one possession, thanks to a layup from senior Mindy Bonham. The layup secured the advantage would stay with the Cougars heading into halftime.
Back on the court for the second half, BYU continued to lead but the Horned Frogs started putting on extra pressure. TCU pulled the game to a tie at 40-40 but Bonham’s 3-pointer kept the lead with the Cougars.
TCU took just their second lead of the game with eight minutes to play in the game and would ward off BYU’s strong offensive pressure to the end. While the Cougars were never able to get back the lead, they never fell behind by more than three points.
Helena Sverrisdottir led the TCU pack with 16 points and Emily Carter added 15.
BYU will return home to the Marriott Center this Saturday, Jan. 22, to take on the Colorado State Rams at 3 p.m.
TCU Postgame Notes
-The Cougars outrebounded the Horned Frogs 45 to 34.
-Two players finished in double figures for BYU with 16 from Hamson and 13 from -Bonham marking the 16th time this season where at least two players scored in double digits.
-Against TCU, the Cougars scored 30 points in the paint. The Horned Frogs had just 14.
-Jennifer Hamson recorded 16 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for her first ever double double. Both are new season and career highs and are also the most in league play to date. The points tied for game highs and marked her fifth double figure contest of the year, while the boards were both team and game highs.
-Mindy Bonham scored 13 points for her 12th season and 52nd career double figure outing. She dished out a team and game high seven assists which are also the most in league play to date.