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BYU Sweeps Utah in Regular Season

PROVO -- Jennifer Leitner's eighth double-double on the season led BYU over rival Utah, 62-53, completing a regular season sweep of the Utes, which hasn't happened since 1993. Leitner's 18 points and 12 rebounds were both game highs.

Senior Stacy Jensen joined Leitner in double figures, scoring 14 points and adding four assists in her final regular season game at the Marriott Center as a Cougar.

BYU head coach Jeff Judkins praised the performance of both players. "Stacy played one of her best games of the year, and Jennifer is the best all-around player in the league. She can shoot, she can drive and she's not afraid to make the big play."

BYU shot 50 percent from the field in the first period but trailed Utah 33-31 at the half. The Cougar's defense clamped down on the Utes in the second, holding them to 15 percent shooting for the period as BYU took control of the game.

"Our defense did a good job on their key players and didn't give them many good looks," said Judkins. "You don't see it in the stats, but Oz (Lisa Osguthorpe) did a good defensive job on them."

Lauren Beckman tied Leitner's game-high 18-point effort to lead Utah in scoring while Lindsay Herbert added 15.

Three other Cougars played their final games at the Marriott Center. Jensen, Osguthorpe, Melanie Pearson and Aspen Casper graduate at season's end.

The win improves BYU's record to 17-8, 8-4 while Utah falls to 13-11, 6-6. BYU completes the regular season on the road next week as they face UNLV on Feb. 28 and San Diego State University on March 2.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Utah Utes vs BYU Cougars

02-23-02 4:00 PM at MARRIOTT CENTER, BYU, PROVO, UT

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VISITORS: Utah Utes 13-11; 6-6

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

13 McCOLL, Katherine... f 3-8 0-0 1-1 0 3 3 3 7 0 3 0 0 24

25 HERBERT, Lindsay.... f 3-11 1-6 8-8 0 5 5 2 15 1 2 0 1 31

52 BECKMAN, Lauren..... c 5-11 0-2 8-9 2 1 3 2 18 1 1 0 0 33

04 GIBBONS, Erin....... g 1-9 1-3 1-2 0 2 2 1 4 4 2 0 0 28

14 STIREMAN, Kelsy..... g 0-2 0-1 0-0 1 6 7 3 0 2 5 0 1 27

32 SITTERUD, Lana...... 2-3 2-2 0-0 0 0 0 4 6 1 2 0 1 25

33 HENDRIX, Sharee..... 0-1 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 10

45 MARSHALL, Carley.... 1-4 1-2 0-0 0 5 5 4 3 2 1 0 2 22

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

Totals.............. 15-49 5-17 18-20 6 24 30 21 53 11 17 0 6 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-23 47.8% 2nd Half: 4-26 15.4% Game: 30.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-8 37.5% 2nd Half: 2-9 22.2% Game: 29.4% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 8-9 88.9% 2nd Half: 10-11 90.9% Game: 90.0% 3

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HOME TEAM: BYU Cougars 17-8; 8-4

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

21 LEITNER, Jennifer... f 7-14 1-2 3-3 4 8 12 3 18 4 1 1 1 34

31 Osguthorpe, Lisa.... f 2-5 1-1 2-2 2 2 4 4 7 1 2 1 0 33

51 Cheesman, Danielle.. c 3-9 0-1 3-3 1 4 5 2 9 1 1 0 2 24

11 Thorn, Erin......... g 2-8 0-2 2-2 2 1 3 3 6 2 7 0 0 28

22 Jensen, Stacy....... g 5-13 1-6 3-4 0 4 4 2 14 4 2 0 2 37

12 Pearson, Melanie.... 0-3 0-1 2-2 0 5 5 4 2 2 3 1 1 21

23 Rose, Chanell....... 1-1 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 2 3 2 0 0 1 12

25 Taylor, Kali........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

32 CASPER, Aspen....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

45 Hansen, Lisa........ 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 9

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

Totals.............. 21-55 3-13 17-20 12 27 39 20 62 16 16 3 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-26 50.0% 2nd Half: 8-29 27.6% Game: 38.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-6 33.3% 2nd Half: 1-7 14.3% Game: 23.1% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-5 60.0% 2nd Half: 14-15 93.3% Game: 85.0% 1

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Officials: RANDY CAMPBELL, THOMAS DUBAS, JENNIFER TENTOR

Technical fouls: Utah Utes-None. BYU Cougars-None.

Attendance: 981

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Utah Utes..................... 33 20 - 53

BYU Cougars................... 31 31 - 62