Freshman Peterson Leads Team in Exhibition

Mindy Nielson scored 11 points in the 79-51 exhibition victory over Western Oregon. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The BYU women’s basketball team began its preseason Wednesday with a decisive 79-51 victory in an exhibition game against Western Oregon.

“It was nice for the first game,” BYU coach Jeff Judkins said. “We played well sometimes and sometimes we played like we didn’t know what we were doing, but that’s what happens when you have a young team.”

Freshman Dani Peterson led all scores with 12 points with fellow freshman Kristen Riley toping the rebound category with nine boards. Sophomore guard Mindy Nielson tallied 11 points in the contest.

The Cougars started strong in the first half, scoring the first two baskets of the game before taking a commanding 17-2 lead. In the remaining 15 minutes, the team maintained its lead finishing the half at 43-24.

Western Oregon struggled to make baskets with solid defensive play from BYU. The squad notched five blocks, eight steals and 32 rebounds in the first half.

Judkins showcased the depth of his young Cougar team, allowing every player time on the court. Fourteen of the 18 BYU players contributed to the win on the scoring side.

“This game was a good opportunity to let the players play,” Judkins said.

It was BYU who struck first in the second half, but foul trouble gave the Wolves an opportunity to score some points as they converted 11 of 15 shots from the free-throw line. The Cougars replicated its defensive performance in the second half with the same amount of rebounds and blocks.

The team will play another exhibition contest Saturday against instate foe Dixie State in the Marriot Center at 6 p.m. Admission is free.

Official Basketball Box Score

Western Oregon vs Brigham Young

11-05-08 7:00 PM at MARRIOTT CTR, BYU, PROVO UT

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VISITORS: Western Oregon 0-2

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

32 Katie Torland....... f 1-12 0-4 4-5 0 6 6 4 6 1 2 0 2 26

42 HAWK, AJ............ f 0-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 0 0 2 1 1 24

01 Kelly Hughes........ g 5-14 1-4 0-0 1 2 3 0 11 2 5 0 1 22

11 Sara Zahler......... g 0-5 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 18

24 Jessica Goss........ g 1-5 1-3 4-4 2 1 3 1 7 0 1 0 0 20

02 Erika Wilson........ 0-4 0-0 6-10 0 1 1 1 6 1 3 0 1 24

12 Danielle Albus...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4

14 Whitney Chase....... 2-4 1-1 2-3 0 4 4 5 7 1 3 0 0 26

22 Sammy Nordstrom..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

23 Alissa Brasel....... 2-7 0-0 1-2 3 2 5 0 5 0 2 0 0 15

30 Shayla Corder....... 2-7 1-3 4-4 0 5 5 0 9 0 2 0 1 21

TEAM................ 9 6 15

Totals.............. 13-59 4-16 21-28 16 29 45 13 51 6 23 1 7 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 7-28 25.0% 2nd Half: 6-31 19.4% Game: 22.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-9 44.4% 2nd Half: 0-7 0.0% Game: 25.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-10 60.0% 2nd Half: 15-18 83.3% Game: 75.0% 2

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HOME TEAM: Brigham Young 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

32 SLADE, Shawnee...... f 3-9 0-0 2-4 2 0 2 0 8 2 0 0 0 12

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... f 1-3 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 13

54 KING, Cassie........ c 3-8 0-1 0-0 5 3 8 1 6 0 1 0 1 12

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... g 4-7 1-3 2-2 1 0 1 0 11 2 2 1 3 16

33 HALL, Haley......... g 2-7 0-2 0-0 2 0 2 1 4 5 2 0 2 16

01 JACKSON, Jenteal.... 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 2 2 5 0 1 1 0 1 7

03 FOREMAN, Jazmine.... 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 4 5 1 2 5 1 0 1 13

10 KAUFUSI, Alexis..... 3-7 0-0 0-0 5 2 7 2 6 0 1 3 0 9

13 JUDKINS, Jaime...... 1-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 15

14 HOSTETTER, Sarah R.. 3-8 1-4 1-1 1 1 2 1 8 0 1 0 1 11

21 BUHLER, Stephanie... 2-7 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 1 2 13

23 WOOD, Coriann....... 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 0 1 12

24 PETERSON, Dani...... 6-11 0-2 0-0 3 5 8 2 12 0 1 2 1 12

25 FONUA, Ailine....... 0-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

31 BECK, Marie......... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

34 BELL, Marianne...... 1-1 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4

35 RILEY, Kristen...... 2-6 1-2 0-0 3 6 9 1 5 2 0 0 3 15

55 MARKS, Megan........ 1-4 1-1 1-2 5 3 8 3 4 1 2 2 0 13

TEAM................ 5 5

Totals.............. 33-89 5-25 8-12 29 35 64 26 79 19 15 10 17 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 19-47 40.4% 2nd Half: 14-42 33.3% Game: 37.1% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-11 18.2% 2nd Half: 3-14 21.4% Game: 20.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-3 100 % 2nd Half: 5-9 55.6% Game: 66.7% 2

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Officials: MICHAEL PRICE, TERESA TURNER, JULIE KROMMENHOEK

Technical fouls: Western Oregon-None. Brigham Young-None.

Attendance: 392

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Western Oregon................ 24 27 - 51

Brigham Young................. 43 36 - 79

OFFICIAL FINAL

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