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Cheesman Leads BYU To Victory In Home Opener

Provo, Utah (Nov. 25, 2000) A win over a strong Pac-10 team is a great way to open up your season at home, and that's exactly what head coach Trent Shippen got Saturday, a 68-53 win over UCLA.

Freshman Heather Cheesman led the BYU effort with 16 points and six rebounds followed by Caroline Beus who also scored in double digits with 13 points and a team high nine rebounds. The first home win this season brings the Cougars record to 1-1. UCLA falls to 0-4.

"This is a nice win for us. We still have to get better in a lot of little things, but overall I'm pleased with our players and their ability to stay with our game plan," said head coach Trent Shippen. He credited the BYU defensive effort as a huge difference in the game. "We played very well defensively and made it tough for them to get back into the game. We got the lead and kept it."

The Cougars had a slim five-point 33-28 advantage at half time, but were able to extend the lead to as much as 15 points early on in the second half and up to 19 points twice. BYU's strong defensive effort held off the Bruins to just nine points in a six-minute span midway through the second period.

UCLA's Michelle Greco led all scores with 24 points and eight rebounds. The Bruins shot 33 percent from the field and 75 percent at the free-throw line. BYU shot 47 percent from the field and 55 percent at the line.

The Cougars finish off the month of November on the road with a game at Southern Utah on the 28th and at Washington State on the 30th.

-BYU-

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

UCLA vs BYU

11-25-00 3:OO PM at MARRIOTT CENTER BYU

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VISITORS: UCLA 1-4

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

14 JARRETT NATALIE..... f 1-1 0-0 2-3 3 2 5 1 4 0 3 0 1 17

32 LEATHAM MALIKA...... c 2-6 0-0 3-6 1 2 3 5 7 0 1 0 0 25

01 NAKASE NATALIE...... g 0-3 0-1 0-1 0 1 1 2 0 6 9 0 0 32

20 GRECO MICHELLE...... g 9-26 2-7 4-4 1 7 8 1 24 3 0 0 1 36

21 BRADLEY JALINA...... g 0-8 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 34

13 ARRANAGA GENNIFER... 3-5 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 3 6 2 3 0 1 21

33 ALLEN SHALADA....... 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 5 2 0 1 0 0 18

35 VEASLEY JAMILLA..... 1-1 0-0 4-4 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 10

42 ROBERTSON STACY..... 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 2 9

TEAM................ 4 4 8

Totals.............. 18-55 2-9 15-20 11 22 33 20 53 11 21 0 7 202

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 11-27 .407 2nd Half: 7-28 .250 Game: .327 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-6 .333 2nd Half: 0-3 .000 Game: .222 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-6 .667 2nd Half: 11-14 .786 Game: .750 3

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HOME TEAM: BYU 0-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

31 OSGUTHORPE, Lisa.... f 2-6 1-3 1-3 0 2 2 1 6 4 1 1 1 25

50 CHEESMAN HEATHER.... f 7-10 0-0 2-3 3 3 6 2 16 1 3 0 1 28

44 BEUS, Caroline...... c 5-6 0-0 3-4 4 5 9 2 13 2 1 0 1 28

11 THORN, Erin......... g 3-11 1-9 1-2 0 6 6 1 8 4 2 0 3 29

22 JENSEN, Stacy....... g 1-4 1-3 0-3 0 2 2 2 3 3 3 0 5 22

04 SHIPPEN KALY GILETTE 2-4 2-3 1-2 0 0 0 3 7 0 3 0 0 14

14 WHETTEN JULIE....... 1-5 0-2 2-2 0 0 0 3 4 7 5 0 0 21

15 COX, Jorja.......... 1-1 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 9

20 LARSON, Brittany.... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 8

23 ROSE CHANELL........ 2-5 0-0 0-1 3 4 7 3 4 0 2 2 0 14

32 BROWN MELISSA....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 1

45 CASPER ASPEN GRANT.. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

TEAM................ 1 3 4

Totals.............. 25-53 6-21 12-22 11 27 38 22 68 22 23 3 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-29 .448 2nd Half: 12-24 .500 Game: .472 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-12 .250 2nd Half: 3-9 .333 Game: .286 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-8 .500 2nd Half: 8-14 .571 Game: .545 6

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Officials: SCOTTY HERMAN, LISA JONES, CONNIE PARDUE

Technical fouls: UCLA-None. BYU-None.

Attendance: 528

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

UCLA.......................... 28 25 - 53

BYU........................... 33 35 - 68