BYU falls to instate foe Utah

BYU senior center Danielle Cheesman recorded her 12 career and fifth season double double. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

In an intense conference game Saturday afternoon, BYU women's basketball team fell to instate foe Utah 53-64.

In the final minutes of the contest, Ute Camie Allen made a shot from beyond the arc to give Utah the lead with just over 5:00 to play. Not willing to go down without a fight, BYU senior guard Julie Sullivan fouled out of the game with 48 seconds left and the score 51-54. Utah would make seven free throws from this point on to finish the game and claim their fourth conference win.

Sullivan was the most dominant player on the floor for BYU, scoring 14 of her 16 points in the first half. Utah was able to hold Sullivan to just two points in the second half. BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said that it was tough to lose a player like Sullivan near the end.

"We played really well for the first two-thirds of the game," Judkins said "...I thought we had momentum."

BYU came out of halftime ready to take control. The Cougars went on a 7-0 run for the first 4:30 of the half to take an 11 point lead.

Momentum switched as the Utes hit 66 percent from 3-point range in the second half. Ute guard Shona Thorburn put down four shots from the beyond the arc to lead the Utes in 3-pointers.

Three Cougars scored in double figures for the game led by Sullivan. BYU senior center Danielle Cheesman recorded her 12th career and fifth season double double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

"I saw a lot of good things," Judkins said "now we just need to keep getting better."

Cougar sophomore guard Tiari Goold came off the bench and contributed with a team-high six assists.

BYU (11-7, 2-3) will face San Diego State at home Thursday at 7:00 p.m., and UNLV again on Saturday in a 3:00 p.m., tip off.

Official Basketball Box Score

UT vs Brigham Young

01-29-05 3:00 pm at MARRIOTT CTR, BYU, PROVO, UT

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VISITORS: UT 15-5; 4-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

04 SMITH, Kim.......... f 5-16 1-4 4-4 2 9 11 2 15 1 3 1 1 38

45 PERRY, Jessica...... f 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 11

23 HANCHETT, Deanne.... c 1-5 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 16

10 THORBURN, Shona..... g 5-13 4-6 8-10 3 9 12 0 22 5 3 0 2 40

32 SITTERUD, Lana...... g 4-9 1-4 0-0 0 3 3 3 9 4 2 0 4 40

05 CARLSEN, Heidi...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

12 BROUILLARD, Shauna.. 2-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 21

21 WOOD, Julie......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 8

24 ALLEN, Camie........ 3-6 1-1 0-2 1 1 2 5 7 0 2 0 0 20

33 WARNER, Marie....... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2

TEAM................ 2 1 3

Totals.............. 21-56 7-15 12-16 10 26 36 19 61 14 12 2 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-25 44.0% 2nd Half: 10-31 32.3% Game: 37.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-9 33.3% 2nd Half: 4-6 66.7% Game: 46.7% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 2-4 50.0% 2nd Half: 10-12 83.3% Game: 75.0% 2

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young 11-7; 2-3

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 3-7 1-2 3-5 0 7 7 1 10 0 1 0 2 29

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... f 0-2 0-1 1-4 0 3 3 2 1 2 1 0 1 31

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. c 4-8 0-1 4-6 4 6 10 2 12 1 2 0 0 32

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... g 7-12 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 5 16 1 3 0 0 30

30 GILLESPIE, Mallary.. g 3-9 1-5 0-0 0 4 4 3 7 1 4 0 0 33

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

13 GOOLD, Tiari........ 0-2 0-1 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 6 2 0 0 14

21 COOK-TOWNER, Jenn... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

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

45 KUBIK, Dani......... 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 5 4 0 3 0 0 12

52 RILEY, Lauren....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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

Totals.............. 19-47 4-14 11-19 6 27 33 19 53 14 16 0 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-23 47.8% 2nd Half: 8-24 33.3% Game: 40.4% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 1-8 12.5% Game: 28.6% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-11 54.5% 2nd Half: 5-8 62.5% Game: 57.9% 4

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Officials: RANDY COIL, ROY GULBEYAN, SCOTTY HERMAN

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

Attendance: 2016

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

UT............................ 27 34 - 61

Brigham Young................. 31 22 - 53

OFFICIAL FINAL

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