Cougars Lose in Shootout With Cowgirls

LARAMIE -- BYU's four-game winning streak was snapped Saturday afternoon in Laramie as Wyoming shot the lights out and swept the season series, defeating the Cougars 56-75.

"They shot very well from the three-point line- almost 60 percent in the first half," said head coach Jeff Judkins. "We did a good job getting the ball inside tonight but the way they were shooting, it was an uphill battle the whole game."

BYU couldn't contain Wyoming from beyond the arc as the Cowgirls drained 11 of their 26 shots for 43 percent on the game. BYU made only one three-point basket out of 11 attempts.

Wyoming's Ashley Elliott scored a game-high 25 points, on 5 of 13 shooting and made all 13 of her free throws.

"She's a great player. When she's hitting the three, she's really hard to defend," added Judkins. "I'll be happy to see her graduate."

The Cougars led the Cowgirls in field goal percentage going into halftime, 54 percent to 45 percent, but trailed 31-39, thanks to eight three-point baskets in 14 attempts for Wyoming. Elliott, who leads the MWC this season in scoring, led all players at the half with 14 points, shooting 2-3 from beyond the arc.

Early in the second half, senior Julie Sullivan brought the score to 37-44 with a layup, but that was the closest BYU would get. Sophomore Dani Kubik started out strong for BYU in the second half, scoring 8 of her 10 points, but was ejected for a flagrant foul with 13:29 left in the game. Coach Judkins believed that could have been the turning point in the game.

"She (Kubik) was really hurting them inside with her strength. The refs missed a few (Wyoming) elbows and saw Kubik throw a punch. That really stole the momentum from us."

Wyoming answered with an 8-0 run and put the game away, extending it's lead to 59-41. Senior Kristen Kozlowski stopped the drought with the Cougars only three point basket.

Junior Ambrosia Anderson led the Cougars with 13 points, followed by 10 points each for Sullivan and Kubik. It was the 12th time this season in which three different players have scored in double figures.

"We have to learn from this loss and play our kind of game against Air Force," said Judkins. "We have to come back and take care of business and play a great game."

BYU (14-8, 5-4 in MWC) returns to the Marriott Center next week for the last two conference games at home. The Cougars face Air Force Thursday, February 17 at 7 p.m. and New Mexico on Saturday, February 19 at 2 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score

BY vs Wyoming Cowgirls

2/12/05 2:05 p.m. at Laramie, Wyoming (Arena Auditorium)

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VISITORS: BY 14-8, 5-4 MWC

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

32 KOZLOWSKI, Kristen.. f 2-6 1-1 0-0 0 3 3 2 5 2 1 1 0 26

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... f 3-5 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 6 2 0 1 1 27

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. c 3-6 0-0 0-0 2 3 5 5 6 0 4 0 1 21

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... g 5-16 0-4 0-2 0 5 5 3 10 3 2 0 1 32

30 GILLESPIE, Mallary.. g 2-6 0-2 0-0 2 1 3 1 4 0 1 0 1 27

10 STRATTON, Laura..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

13 GOOLD, Tiari........ 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 3 3 0 0 8

21 COOK-TOWNER, Jenn... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. 6-12 0-2 1-3 4 3 7 2 13 0 1 1 0 26

45 KUBIK, Dani......... 5-5 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 10 0 2 0 0 17

50 ABELL, Mary Martha.. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

52 RILEY, Lauren....... 0-1 0-0 2-2 1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 6

TEAM................

Totals.............. 26-58 1-10 3-7 11 23 34 23 56 10 14 3 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 15-28 53.6% 2nd Half: 11-30 36.7% Game: 44.8% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-5 0.0% 2nd Half: 1-5 20.0% Game: 10.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 1-3 33.3% 2nd Half: 2-4 50.0% Game: 42.9% 2

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HOME TEAM: Wyoming Cowgirls 13-9, 4-5 MWC

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

13 ZAVECK, Hanna....... f 1-11 0-7 3-5 1 4 5 2 5 5 3 0 1 40

31 LENHARDT, Kristen... f 5-6 2-2 2-2 1 1 2 1 14 3 2 0 0 29

53 HIPPEN, Sara........ c 3-7 3-5 2-3 2 1 3 0 11 2 1 0 0 28

23 HICKS, Erin......... g 3-7 3-5 0-0 2 10 12 2 9 5 2 0 0 38

24 ELLIOTT, Ashley..... g 5-13 2-6 13-13 0 1 1 3 25 2 3 0 4 37

02 BOLERJACK, Jodi..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

03 LAPAR, Tarah........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

12 SISK, Dominique..... 1-2 1-1 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 6

25 TAYLOR, Michelle.... 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 2 6 0 1 0 0 9

30 BOLERJACK, Amy...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

42 EWING, Lorissa...... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 9

50 CAMP, Ali........... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

TEAM................ 1 4 5

Totals.............. 21-51 11-26 22-25 8 23 31 13 75 17 12 0 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-29 44.8% 2nd Half: 8-22 36.4% Game: 41.2% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 8-14 57.1% 2nd Half: 3-12 25.0% Game: 42.3% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-7 71.4% 2nd Half: 17-18 94.4% Game: 88.0% 1

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Officials: Earnest Solis, Rick Ruybalid, Jennifer Tentor

Technical fouls: BY-None. Wyoming Cowgirls-None.

Attendance: 982

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

BY............................ 31 25 - 56

Wyoming Cowgirls.............. 39 36 - 75

At 13:29 of the Second Half, BYU #45 Flagrant Foul and ejected from the game

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