At Hukilau Inv. Against San Francisco & Hawai'i

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

With a 3-2 record, the BYU women’s basketball team embarks on its second major road trip of the season, this time headed to Laie, Hawai’i to compete in the Hukilau Invitational. The Cougars will take on San Francisco (3-4), on Fri. Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. MST. On Sat., Dec. 5 they will battle the University of Hawai’i (1-4) at 4 p.m. MST.

BYU Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

03 Jazmine Foreman G 5-5 Jr 6.0 3.2

22 Mindy Nielson G 5-10 Jr 11.4 4.4

33 Haley Hall G 5-4 Jr 8.6 2.4

45 Keilani Moeaki F 6-2 Jr 7.0 2.4

35 Kristen Riley C 6-3 So 7.8 3.8

Off the Bench

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

23 Coriann Wood F 6-1 Jr 8.2 6.0

10 Alexis Kaufusi F 6-1 Fr 8.0 6.4

32 Dani Peterson F 6-1 So 4.8 3.2

13 Jaime Judkins G 5-6 Sr 4.7 1.3

04 Kim Parker G 5-11 Fr 3.2 2.0

01 Jenteal Jackson G 5-7 So 1.5 0.8

21 Stephanie Buhler-Bates F 6-1 So 1.3 1.0

55 Megan Leach F 6-3 So 0.0 1.7

31 Marie Beck G 5-8 Jr 1.0 0.7

12 Stephanie Vermunt G/F 6-0 Fr (Bert Church HS, CAN)

2009-10 Cougar Stats Summary

-- Shooting from field: (.451, 129-286)

-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.570, 53-93)

-- Shooting from three-point line: (.410, 41-100)

-- Average points per game: 70.4

-- Average rebounds per game: 42.8

-- Average assists per game: 14.4

-- Average steals per game: 11.6

-- Average blocks per game: 3.4

-- Average turnovers per game: 19.6

This Week’s Cougar Opponents

San Francisco - Fri. Dec. 4 at 1 p.m. (Laie, HI) - Cannon Activity Center

The University of San Francisco has compiled a 3-4 record getting wins over Cal State Fullerton, Utah State and Prairie View A&M. The Dons compete in the West Coast Conference and returns four starters from last year’s team that finished with a 7-22, 3-11 record. They will play the University of Hawai’i on Thurs. Dec. 3 before the matchup with the Cougars the following day. Two players are scoring in double figures led by Ale Rhiena, a sophomore guard who records 12.0 points per game. Also in double digits is Donnisha Taylor, a 5-10 junior forward who tallies 11.7 points and grabs a team high 7.9 rebounds per contest. Head coach Tanya Haave begins her fifth season with San Francisco.

USF Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

20 Donnisha Taylor F 5-10 Jr 11.7 7.9

33 Tawny Drexler F 6-1 Jr 3.4 3.9

01 Rheina Ale G 5-8 So 12.0 3.9

32 Vania Singlettery G 5-11 So 6.9 3.1

45 Mel Khlok G 5-9 Fr 6.6 4.1

Stat Comparison

Category BYU USF

Points: 70.4 57.0

FG: .451 .368

3FG: .410 .303

FT: .570 .729

Reb: 42.8 35.3

Series Information

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 5-0

BYU Record in Provo: 3-0

BYU Record in San Francisco: 2-0

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: N/A

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 2-0

BYU Record in Overtime Games: N/A

Longest BYU Win Streak: 5 (1980-2004)

Longest San Francisco Win Streak: N/A

Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 38, 119-81 in ‘84

Largest San Francisco Margin of Victory: N/A

Last Meeting

These two teams met last on Jan. 3, 2004 in Provo where the Cougars won 59-54. This will be the first time the two schools have played on a neutral court.

University of Hawai’i - Sat. Dec. 5 at 1 p.m. (Laie, HI) - Cannon Activity Center

The Rainbow Wahine have compiled a 1-4 record to date with their lone win, a 63-58 victory at UC Riverside. Three starters from last season’s team that compiled an 8-23, 4-12 record finishing 7th in the WAC are back this year. To date the University of Hawai’i has two players scoring in double figures with 13.0 points coming from junior guard Keisha Kanekoa and 12.6 from Shawna Kuehu. The latter also tops the team in rebounds grabbing 6.6 boards per game. Kanekoa leads in the assist category dishing out a total of 14 to date. Dana Takahara-Dias is in her first season at the helm of the school’s women’s basketball program.

Univ. of Hawai’i Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

12 Breanna Arbuckle F 6-0 So 6.0 4.0

22 Rebecca Dew C 6-4 So 5.8 6.2

05 Dita Liepkalne F 6-0 Sr 8.2 5.8

20 Shawna Keuhu G 5-10 Fr 12.6 6.6

21 Keisha Kanekoa G 5-6 Jr 13.0 1.6

Stat Comparison

Category BYU HI

Points: 70.4 65.2

FG: .451 .409

3FG: .410 .236

FT: .570 .681

Reb: 42.8 38.0

Series Information

Overall Series Record: Hawaii leads 4-7

BYU Record in Provo: 2-0

BYU Record in Honolulu: 2-5

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 0-1

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 0-1

BYU Record in Overtime Games: 0-1

Longest BYU Win Streak: 2 (twice, ‘81-83; ‘94-99)

Longest Hawaii Win Streak: 4 (1983-1994)

Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 28, 94-66 in ‘81

Largest Hawaii Margin of Victory: 23, 74-51 in‘ 90

Last Meeting

In the last meeting between these two schools, Hawai’i picked up the 56-44 win in Honolulu on Dec. 11, 2004. The last time the teams met on a neutral court was on Feb. 11, 1983 with the Rainbow Wahine getting the 88-81 win. That game was played on the BYU-Hawaii campus.

Team Travel

Team Flight: Delta # 1105 departs Wed., Dec. 2 at 11:40 a.m., from Salt Lake City and arrives in Honolulu at 3:27 p.m.

Team Flight: Delta # 1104 departs Sat. Dec. 5 at 10:!5 p.m., from Honolulu and arrives in Salt Lake City at 7:41 a.m.

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

What’s Next

The Cougars return home, then travel to Ogden to play their second instate rival, Weber State, on Wed. Dec. 9 at 5 p.m. They then travel to California to take on CS Fullerton on Sat., Dec. 12 at 5 p.m.

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