BYU Falls to UNLV in Close Overtime Loss

Senior Lauren Riley-Varley had her fifth double-double of the season, with 10 points and 13 rebounds. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS -- In a close overtime loss at the Cox Pavilion, BYU (12-10, 6-4) fell to UNLV (8-16, 4-7) 68-73 Saturday night. BYU battled hard throughout the game, but came up short.

Despite the loss, four BYU players scored in double digits. Freshman guard Mindy Nielson had a career-high 16 points, Mallary Gillespie-Carling also added 16 points to the socreboard, and Shawnee Slade contributed 11 points. Senior forward Lauren Riley-Varley had her fifth double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds.

During the first half, the Cougars got off to a slow start scoring just seven points in the first eight minutes of the game. But several three-point shots and strong rebounding from various Cougars boosted the team's score.

By the end of the second half the Cougars were down 56-59 with four seconds left in the game, when UNLV forward Sequoia Holmes fouled Carling on a three-point shot. After making all three foul shots, Carling tied the game 59-59, forcing the game into overtime.

During overtime, the Cougars battled to gain the lead with aggressive defense, causing four players to foul out of the game. The players included Slade, Nielson, Carling and freshman guard Jazmine Foreman.

The Cougars will continue conference play Tuesday, Feb. 19 in Salt Lake City as BYU faces in-state rival Utah in the Deseret First Duel Rivalry Challenge. Tip-off will be at 8 p.m. in the Huntsman Center, and the game will be broadcast nationally on CSTV.

Official Basketball Box Score

Brigham Young Univer vs UNLV

02/16/08 7:00 PM at Las Vegas, Nev. (Cox Pavilion)

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VISITORS: Brigham Young Univer 12-10, 6-4 MWC

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

05 CHEESMAN, Ashley.... f 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 20

32 SLADE, Shawnee...... f 5-17 1-6 0-0 3 1 4 5 11 0 1 0 0 36

52 VARLEY, Lauren...... c 5-11 0-1 0-1 5 8 13 3 10 3 4 0 0 37

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... g 5-8 3-4 3-4 1 3 4 5 16 2 6 0 0 36

30 CARLING, Mallary.... g 4-20 3-11 5-5 1 5 6 5 16 4 2 0 1 41

03 FOREMAN, Jazmine.... 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 5 2 0 1 0 0 13

13 JUDKINS, Jaime...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2

14 RED, Sarah.......... 2-4 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 8

23 WOOD, Coriann....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 0 0 5

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 10

54 KING, Cassie........ 2-4 0-0 3-3 4 4 8 3 7 1 1 1 1 17

TEAM................ 7 7 1

Totals.............. 24-67 9-25 11-13 16 32 48 33 68 14 18 1 3 225

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-27 33.3% 2nd Half: 12-29 41.4% OT: 3-11 27.3% Game: 35.8% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-10 30.0% 2nd Half: 4-10 40.0% OT: 2-5 40.0% Game: 36.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 2-3 66.7% 2nd Half: 8-9 88.9% OT: 1-1 100 % Game: 84.6% 0

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HOME TEAM: UNLV 8-16, 4-7 MWC

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

12 HOLMES, Sequoia..... f 9-24 2-4 9-17 1 6 7 1 29 4 2 0 1 43

25 JUPITER, Raquel..... f 2-5 0-0 0-2 5 7 12 3 4 0 2 0 1 37

24 HAMPTON, Shamela.... c 2-9 0-0 9-10 4 10 14 3 13 1 2 0 0 40

01 HARRIS, Dominique... g 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 5 3 2 4 0 0 21

05 HALBERG, Brittany... g 2-6 0-2 12-16 1 0 1 1 16 1 1 0 2 26

11 HOLIDAY, Allison.... 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 13

15 HELMS, Erica........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6

21 TIRTIAUX, Fanny..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

23 HUNT, Latoya........ 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

33 OBERG, Shannon...... 2-6 2-5 0-0 1 0 1 1 6 1 1 0 1 34

TEAM................ 5 4 9

Totals.............. 19-57 5-13 30-45 18 29 47 16 73 10 14 0 5 225

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 8-25 32.0% 2nd Half: 10-28 35.7% OT: 1-4 25.0% Game: 33.3% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-4 25.0% 2nd Half: 4-8 50.0% OT: 0-1 0.0% Game: 38.5% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 7-11 63.6% 2nd Half: 11-18 61.1% OT: 12-16 75.0% Game: 66.7% 3

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Officials: Randy Campbell, Peter Contreras, Anita Ortega

Technical fouls: Brigham Young Univer-CHEESMAN, Ashley. UNLV-None.

Attendance: 1386

Score by Periods 1st 2nd OT Total

Brigham Young Univer.......... 23 36 9 - 68

UNLV.......................... 24 35 14 - 73

Points in the paint-BY 24,UNLV 24. Points off turnovers-BY 15,UNLV 18.

2nd chance points-BY 21,UNLV 8. Fast break points-BY 2,UNLV 8.

Bench points-BY 15,UNLV 8. Score tied-10 times. Lead changed-10 times.

Last FG-BY OT-00:02, UNLV OT-00:52.

Largest lead-BY by 7 1st-09:12, UNLV by 8 2nd-13:21.

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