Senior guard Haley Hall led all scorers with 18 points in BYU's victory over Air Force. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
COLORADO SPRINGS -- The BYU women’s basketball team (10-6, 2-0) continued their conference win streak with an 88-60 victory over the Air Force Falcons, Saturday.
"I thought our starters did a great job today," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "We did some nice things and really took advantage of our height. Haley (Hall) played really, really well and was literally perfect today. I also liked that Jennifer Hamson played another awesome game and it was nice to see Kim (Parker) and Stephanie (Vermunt) play a great game."
Senior guard Haley Hall’s 18 points led all players on the night with a perfect 4-for-4 performance from behind the 3-point line and 6-for-6 from the field.
Teammates Jennifer Hamson, Alexis Kaufusi and Stephanie Vermunt joined Hall in double digits with 14, 10 and 13 points, respectively.
Hamson’s points were a new career-high and Vermunt’s points were her third double-figure performance of the season.
The Falcons took a quick 3-0 lead in the first two minutes of the game but the Cougars, led by six straight points from Hamson, took the lead themselves and never looked back.
BYU held the 16-point advantage as they left the court for halftime with Hamson’s 12 points leading the way. The Cougars shot 58 percent from the field in the first half compared to 38 percent shooting from the Falcons.
Three more players contributed double-figures points in the second half to join Hamson as the Cougars extended their lead and take the win.
Up next for the Cougars is a matchup against instate rival Utah in the Marriott Center on Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. MT. The game is scheduled to air world-wide on BYUtv.
Post Game Notes
-For the second time on the year, four Cougar players scored in double figures with Hall’s (18), Hamson’s (14), Vermunt’s (13 and Kaufusi' (10).
-The Cougars finished the game with a total of 88 points marking the fourth time this season that the team has scored at least 80 points while winning all four contests. The point output is the second best on the year.
-BYU improved to 9-0 when leading at the half, and 8-4 when making at least five three pointers in the game. Against the Air Force Academy they made 10 treys.
-For the first time this year the rebounds were equal, with each team grabbing 33.
-Haley Hall led all scorers with 18 points, 12 were from behind the arc. The points tie for season highs. In the game, Hall was perfect from the field going 6-6 while dishing out seven assists, grabbed four rebounds and had two steals in 29 minutes.
-Jennifer Hamson tallied 14 points in the game for new season and career highs. The double-digit outing is her third on the year and in her career.
-Stephanie Vermunt ‘s 13 points are her third double figure game of the year and her career.
-Jazmine Foreman dished out nine assists for team and game highs. The assists tie for season highs.