First Place Remains With Cougars

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LAS VEGAS -- Traveling with a four-game win streak, the BYU women's basketball team took their first place spot in the Mountain West Conference to Las Vegas and captured a convincing 79-44 win over the Rebels, Saturday.

"You really have to give credit to our seniors for the win," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "They wanted to win so bad and I didn't even have to motivate them at all today. I'm really proud of how everyone played and I'm excited what these girls can accomplish this season."

The Cougars went on a 16-2 run to begin the game with nine of those points coming from senior Mindy Bonham who recorded a season-high 21 points in the win.

BYU continued on to tally 16 more points while holding the Rebels to 17 percent shooting from the field as they added just 14 more points for a 32-16 halftime score in favor of the Cougars.

Bonham continued to lead the Cougars with eight more points in the second half. Coriann Fraughton scored eight of her 10 points in the second half to add to her 13 rebounds for a double-double.

Kim Parker joined Fraughton and Bonham in double-figure points with 10.

 

UNLV's last field goal of the game came with two minutes to play. Markiell Styles was the only player in double figures for the Rebels with 13 points and also added 13 rebounds.

The Cougars return home Wednesday, February 9, for a match-up in the Marriott Center against Air Force at 7 p.m.

Postgame Notes

Team

-BYU had a 40-24 lead at the break, improving its record to 15-1 when they are ahead at the end of the first half.

-The Cougars made nine three pointers in the win over the Rebels, tallying a, 13-4 season record when they make at least five treys in a game.

-In the game, BYU picked up a season-high 14 blocks.

Player

-Bonham finished the game with a total of 21 points, 13 coming in the first half. She led all scorers in the contest picking up her 16th double figure game this year and 56th overall. The 21 points are the most scored in league play to date.

-Coriann Fraughton scored 10 points and grabbed a team and game high 12 rebounds, picking up her third double double of the year, fifth in her career and the second in MWC action. The last time she recorded a double double was in the first meeting with UNLV where she had 15 points and 13 rebounds.

-Senior guards Jazmine Foreman and Haley Hall dished out seven assists each.

-Kim Parker's 10 points are the most she's recorded in conference action for her career.

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