Cougars Compete At Hukilau Invitational

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

After finishing second in the Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, the BYU women’s basketball team (3-3) travels to Laie, Hawai’i to play in the Hukilau Invitational.

On Dec. 3 the Cougars battle BYU-Hawaii (1-3) then on Sat. Dec. 4 they will matchup against the University of San Diego (4-2). Both games tip off at 2 p.m. Hawaii Time.

2010-11 Stats Summary

-- Shooting from field: (.394, 148-375)

-- Shooting from three-point line: (.350, 55-157)

-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.628, 54-86)

-- Average points per game: 67.5

-- Average rebounds per game: 40.2

-- Average assists per game: 18.2

-- Average steals per game: 10.3

-- Average blocks per game: 2.5

-- Average turnovers per game: 15.8

Record Watching

-- BYU head coach Jeff Judkins has compiled an 183-102 record as of Nov. 27 and is 17 wins away from picking up his 200th career victory.

-- With the 23 points scored at the Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic Nov. 26-27, senior guard Mindy Bonham has tallied 948 points and is close to reaching BYU’s 1,000-point club.

2010-11 Honors

-- Coriann Fraughton - Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, All-Tournament Team

-- Kristen Riley - Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, All-Tournament Team

Team Highlights (2010-11)

-- Best field goal percentage: (.477, 31-65) vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Best 3-point field goal percentage: (.440, 11-25) vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Best free throw percentage: (.800, 8-10) vs. Northwestern, 11/27/10

-- Most first half points: 49 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- Most second half points: 41 vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Most total points: 84 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- Most three pointers made: 11 vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Most free throws made: 15 vs. Wisconsin on 11/26/10

-- Most rebounds: 56 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- Most assists: 30 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- Most blocks: 8 vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Most steals: 13 vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Least number of turnovers: 13 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- The BYU bench outscored the Washington bench 33-10, the most to date

-- Six players scored in double figures in the home win vs. Utah State, the most so far this season, and during coach Judkins tenure

-- The Cougars scored 84 points in the home win over Utah State on 11/23/10, the most to date and the second straight time scoring 80-plus points. Last year BYU went 13-1 when they scored at least 70 points per game

-- Coach Judkins improved his home opener record to 9-1 with the 80-55 win over Washington on 11/20/10. He’s also 11-6 against Pac-10 schools overall.

About BYU

The Cougars are led in scoring by senior guard Mindy Bonham who averages 11.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game. Also scoring in double figures for BYU is senior forward Coriann Fraughton who averages 10.0 points and a team high 8.2 boards per contest.

Bonham and teammate Haley Hall are tied in the steals category with 12 each, while Hall is atop the assists category dishing out a total of 34 to date.

BYU averages 67.5 points and 40.2 rebounds per game.

ABOUT UPCOMING OPPONENTS

BYU-HAWAII

The BYU-Hawaii women’s basketball team has a 1-3 record heading into this weekend’s Hukilau Invitational. They will play the University of San Diego on Thurs. Dec. 2 before playing the Cougar women on Fri. Dec. 3. Richelle Rieben, a 5-5 senior guard leads the Seasiders in scoring with an average of 20.3 points per game. On the rebounds category, Madison Kite tops the list grabbing an average of 7.3 boards per contest, while Dara Tompkison has a team high 20 assists on the year . As a team, BYU-Hawaii is averaging 67.2 points and 33.0 rebounds per game. Head coach Hiram Akina is in his first year leading the women’s basketball program.

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO

The University of San Diego has a 4-2 overall record after losing in overtime 63-72 to MWC foe and instate rival San Diego State on Tues. Nov. 30.The Toreros and Seasiders play each other on Thurs. Dec. 2 in the first game of the 2010 Hukilau Invitational. San Diego has three players scoring in double digits led by 18.0 points from junior guard Dominique Conners. Sam Child follows with 13.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Senior forward Emily Hatch rounds out the players in double figure scoring with 10.0 points and team high 9.2 boards per contest. Conners dishes out the most assists and steals on the team with a total of 17 and 15 respectively. As a team, the Toreros are scoring 70.5 points, grabbing 37.8 boards and 11.3 assists a game. Head coach Cindy Fisher is in her sixth year at the helm of San Diego’s women’s basketball program. The Toreros compete in the West Coast Conference, a league the Cougars will join beginning next season.

Travel Plans

Team Flight (Tues. Nov. 30): Delta #1105 departs Salt Lake City at 11:40 a.m., arriving in Honolulu at 3:24 p.m.

Team Flight (Sat. Dec. 4): Delta #1104 departs Honolulu at 9:15 p.m., arriving in Salt Lake City at 6:27 a.m.

Team Hotel: Turtle Bay Resort, 57-091 Kamehameha Highway, Kahuku, Oahu. 808-293-6000, 808-293-9147, fax.

What’s Next

After returning from the Hukilau Invitational on the BYU-Hawaii campus, the Cougars travel a short distance to Orem, to battle Utah Valley University on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m., before hosting Weber State on Dec. 11 and Portland State on Dec. 18. Both of the home games begin at 3 p.m.

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