Cougar Comeback Effort Falls Short

PROVO -- Ambrosia Anderson scored 21 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Danielle Cheesman added 20 points and seven boards, but it wasn't enough as TCU defeated BYU 79-74 Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center.

The Lady Frogs led by as many as 15 points in the second half, but the Cougars fought back to cut the deficit to just two points at 75-73 with just under a minute to play after Anderson drove the lane and scored a layup.

BYU had a chance to tie the game at 75 with just over 30 seconds to play, but Julie Sullivan only hit one of two foul shots and the Lady Frogs hit all four of their foul shots to close the game.

Coach Jeff Judkins said he was proud of the heart his team showed by battling back from such a large deficit.

"It's hard to take the loss," Judkins said. "But it's better for us in the long run to play a team like TCU and lose because we learned a lot about our team today."

TCU started the game quickly, jumping out to a 10-2 lead and extending the lead to ten points at 21-11. The Cougars would cut the lead to five with 1:18 left in the half, but the Lady Frogs would extend the lead back to ten by the end of the first half.

Anderson recorded her second double-double of the season and of her career by the end of the first half, scoring 11 points and pulling down 10 rebounds.

Judkins said his team struggled with TCU's pressure defense early in the game, but improved as the game went on.

The Cougars will look to rebound from this loss against the University of Nevada-Reno in Reno next Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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

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

TCU LADY FROGS vs Brigham Young University

11-29-03 2:00 PM at MARRIOTT CENTER, BYU, PROVO, UT

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VISITORS: TCU LADY FROGS 3-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

23 EVANS, Tiffany...... f 3-9 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 3 7 1 2 0 1 24

34 DAVIS, Ashley....... f 1-5 1-5 0-0 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 0 18

50 IRVIN, Sandora...... f 7-11 0-0 2-4 3 4 7 3 16 1 6 1 4 23

11 LACY, Natasha....... g 2-5 0-0 4-6 0 4 4 3 8 6 5 0 4 28

30 SHAW, Ebony......... g 3-6 2-3 2-2 0 1 1 2 10 0 1 1 2 33

03 PACK, Amy........... 6-8 1-2 5-7 3 2 5 3 18 2 0 1 1 15

12 ORTEGA, Kim......... 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 1 9

24 NEWTON, Niki........ 1-4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 17

33 ROSS, Adrianne...... 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 2 13

44 FAULKNER, Stephanie. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 3

45 WYNN, Tracy......... 2-3 0-1 5-5 0 4 4 5 9 1 2 0 0 17

TEAM................ 2 2

Totals.............. 27-55 6-18 19-26 8 23 31 25 79 16 21 5 15 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-29 .483 2nd Half: 13-26 .500 Game: .491 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 5-12 .417 2nd Half: 1-6 .167 Game: .333 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 11-13 .846 2nd Half: 8-13 .615 Game: .731 4

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young University 2-2

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

15 OVERDIEK, Jennie.... f 2-3 1-1 8-10 2 4 6 2 13 0 2 0 2 22

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. f 6-14 0-2 8-10 2 5 7 4 20 0 2 0 2 31

40 CHAMBERLAIN, A...... c 1-4 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 4 2 0 1 0 0 10

04 DOOLEY, Kestlee..... g 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 3 4 0 2 34

25 TAYLOR, Kali........ g 1-5 1-4 4-6 0 0 0 1 7 2 3 0 0 25

01 SELJAAS, Nancy...... 0-2 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 8

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... 2-5 0-0 5-6 1 4 5 1 9 5 4 2 2 28

23 HANSEN, Heather..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

24 HANSEN, Hollie...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

32 KOZLOWSKI, Kristen.. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 7

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. 7-16 1-3 6-6 7 4 11 3 21 3 1 0 0 30

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

TEAM................ 3 3

Totals.............. 20-53 3-14 31-38 14 23 37 19 74 13 20 2 8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 8-24 .333 2nd Half: 12-29 .414 Game: .377 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-8 .125 2nd Half: 2-6 .333 Game: .214 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 17-22 .773 2nd Half: 14-16 .875 Game: .816 3

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Officials: MIKE PETTY, SID GARCIA, LAURA RAHE

Technical fouls: TCU LADY FROGS-None. Brigham Young University-None.

Attendance: 859

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

TCU LADY FROGS................ 44 35 - 79

Brigham Young University...... 34 40 - 74