PROVO -- Following a crushing defeat Thursday night to Colorado State, the BYU women's basketball team regrouped to beat a scrappy Wyoming squad, 80-65, Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center.
Senior Jill Adams rebounded from a four-point performance Thursday to go 11 of 13 from the field and scored 25, the second-highest scoring performance of her career. Three other Cougars scored in double figures, with Erin Thorn and Cady Williams racking up 15 each. Point guard Stacy Jensen added 11 points to eight assists and five steals.
"This was a much better all-around performance tonight (than Thursday)," said BYU head coach Trent Shippen. "We had a lot more energy, especially off the bench. This was a good step forward for us."
The Cougars trailed by a point at halftime, 34-33, but came out strong in the second half to outscore Wyoming by a 16-point margin. During that time, BYU committed just three turnovers.
BYU outrebounded Wyoming, 38-35, and shot 46 percent to the Cowgirls' 44 percent. Carrie Bacon led Wyoming with 20 points.
Next up for the Cougars is Utah, who defeated Colorado State Saturday, 77-52. The game tips off at 7 p.m. Friday night in Provo.