Cougars Can't Keep Pace with Portland St.

Senior Shawnee Slade led the Cougars with 15 points. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PORTLAND, Oregon (Nov. 14, 2008) The Cougars mounted a comeback in the waning minutes of the game, but weren't able to catch the Portland State Vikings, who won the game 73-64 Friday.

"We played well in spurts," said head coach Jeff Judkins. "I saw some things that were positive. We fought back. We're still young and we'll learn and go from here."

Portland only trailed once in the game, and jumped out to a quick lead right from the first possession, scoring on a layup off of the opening tip.

The Cougars would hang within ten points throughout most of the game, but closed to within one point at 57-56 at the with six minutes left when senior forward Shawnee Slade drained a three-pointer.

Portland State wouldn't let the Cougars get any closer as the expanded the lead slowly, consistently buildling to the final nine-point final margin.

Portland State was 16-22 at the free-throw line, and outscored the Cougars in the paint, 32-22. Slade lead all scorers and was the top scorer for BYU with 15 points. Center Kelli Valentine led Portland State with 14 points.

Viking forwad Kelsey Kahle was the leading rebounder with 12, Kelani Moeaki led the Cougars with seven boards.

BYU shot 35 percent (22-62)for the game, compared to 45 percent (26-57) for Portland State. The Cougars did lead the Vikings in bench scoring 20-15. BYU also scored 27 points off of Portland State turnovers.

The Cougars are next in action on Tuesday, Nov. 18, when they travel to Reno, Nevada, to face the University of Nevada Wolfpack at 7:00 p.m. BYU will return home on Friday, Nov. 21 to play Oregon in the team's home-opener. The game will tip off at 3:30 p.m. Live stat and audio feeds will be available for both games on the 'Schedule' page located at www.byucougars.com/basketball_w/.

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Official Basketball Box Score

BYU vs PSU

11/14/08 7:05 p.m. at Stott Center - Portland, OR

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VISITORS: 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

32 SLADE, Shawnee...... f 6-15 3-4 0-2 3 3 6 1 15 0 3 0 2 29

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... f 1-5 0-1 4-4 2 5 7 4 6 0 0 2 2 22

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... g 4-11 0-2 1-2 1 1 2 2 9 4 3 0 0 28

33 HALL, Haley......... g 2-9 1-3 6-6 1 2 3 1 11 4 5 0 4 31

54 KING, Cassie........ * 1-1 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 1 20

03 FOREMAN, Jazmine.... 5-6 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 5 12 3 1 0 1 17

13 JUDKINS, Jaime...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

14 HOSTETTER, Sarah R.. 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 14

21 BUHLER, Stephanie... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

23 WOOD, Coriann....... 1-4 0-3 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 0 1 0 1 15

24 PETERSON, Dani...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 7

35 RILEY, Kristen...... 1-5 0-0 2-4 3 0 3 4 4 0 0 1 1 16

55 MARKS, Megan........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0+

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

Totals.............. 22-62 6-19 14-20 12 19 31 23 64 12 15 3 12 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-29 34.5% 2nd Half: 12-33 36.4% Game: 35.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-7 42.9% 2nd Half: 3-12 25.0% Game: 31.6% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-10 60.0% 2nd Half: 8-10 80.0% Game: 70.0% 5

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HOME TEAM: PSU 1-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

02 HADJ-HAMOU, Katia... f 3-10 2-6 2-2 3 3 6 1 10 2 4 0 0 27

11 KAHLE, Kelsey....... f 3-5 0-0 6-6 4 8 12 2 12 2 0 0 2 33

22 VALENTINE, Kelli.... c 5-11 0-0 4-5 5 6 11 1 14 2 4 0 0 28

10 FAUCHER, Claire..... g 4-12 1-6 0-0 0 6 6 3 9 8 5 0 2 33

20 MARCHANT, Kelly..... g 4-10 2-4 3-4 0 1 1 1 13 1 4 0 1 28

03 JONES, Eryn......... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 11

04 YANKUS, Erin........ 4-5 0-0 0-4 0 1 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 10

32 WADE, Katy.......... 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

33 BISHOP, Lexi........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 13

44 CREMER, Courtney.... 2-3 0-0 1-1 1 2 3 5 5 2 3 1 0 14

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

Totals.............. 26-57 5-16 16-22 15 29 44 14 73 17 23 1 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 14-29 48.3% 2nd Half: 12-28 42.9% Game: 45.6% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-10 30.0% 2nd Half: 2-6 33.3% Game: 31.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-10 50.0% 2nd Half: 11-12 91.7% Game: 72.7% 3

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Officials: Bobby Holloway, Laura Sundheim, Rick Thorne

Technical fouls: BYU-None. PSU-None.

Attendance: 626

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

BYU........................... 29 35 - 64

PSU........................... 36 37 - 73

Points in the paint-BYU 22,PSU 32. Points off turnovers-BYU 27,PSU 13.

2nd chance points-BYU 5,PSU 8. Fast break points-BYU 4,PSU 6.

Bench points-BYU 20,PSU 15. Score tied-1 time. Lead changed-2 times.

Last FG-BYU 2nd-00:22, PSU 2nd-00:36.

Largest lead-BYU by 1 1st-14:32, PSU by 12 2nd-11:33.

Tags: Results