Late rally comes up short for Cougars

Senior point guard Julie Sullivan scored a team-high 12 points in the loss to Wright State (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

The women once again started sluggish and were unable to regain the lead in an eventual loss to Wright State University in the consolation game of the Hilton Woodland Hills Beach Classic in Malibu on Tuesday night. The Cougars tied the game at 50 with 3:04 remaining in the game but were left behind in a 14-6 finish that sealed the victory for the Raiders at 64-56.

Both teams struggled shooting the ball in the first half with WSU shooting 36 percent while the Cougars were only able to hit on 21 percent shooting. Despite the low marks, BYU had a one-point lead, 13-12, with 6:40 remaining in the half.

The women, who had troubles with turnovers against Vanderbilt, continued to have problems committing 11 to WSU's six. The differential led to a Raider lead at the half at 26-19.

The Cougars began to claw their way back into the game with a late 10-0 run in the second half to tie the game up at 50-50 after Ambrosia Anderson scored on a lay-up. The following possessions WSU was able to capitalize on two three point plays to put the Raiders up 56-50.

Just before the two-minute mark, Danielle Cheesman hit a free throw that cut the lead to five, 56-51, but that was the closest the Cougars would come. During the final two-minutes the Raiders shot well at the line to come away with the victory 64-56, despite the late rally by the Cougars.

Cheesman finished the game with a game and team-high 12 rebounds. Julie Sullivan led all Cougar players with 12 points while Mallary Gillespie scored 10 off the bench.

The Cougars now stand at 6-4 and will return home for the holidays and prepare to meet the Wildcats of Weber State in Provo on Dec. 30.

Official Basketball Box Score

BY vs WSU

12/21/04 5:30 p.m. at Firestone Fieldhouse; Malibu, Calif.

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VISITORS: BY 6-4

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 2-4 0-0 4-4 3 2 5 3 8 0 1 2 0 23

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... f 3-5 1-3 2-2 1 3 4 5 9 0 2 0 1 31

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. f 2-7 0-0 2-4 4 8 12 2 6 0 8 0 0 31

01 SELJAAS, Nancy...... g 1-4 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 18

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... g 5-12 0-2 2-2 0 6 6 1 12 3 4 0 0 32

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

13 GOOLD, Tiari........ 0-1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 2 2 3 0 0 10

25 TAYLOR, Kali........ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

30 GILLESPIE, Mallary.. 4-13 2-6 0-0 1 2 3 3 10 3 1 0 1 27

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. 3-10 1-4 0-0 1 5 6 3 7 1 1 0 0 14

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

52 RILEY, Lauren....... 0-1 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 8

TEAM................ 1 1

Totals.............. 20-58 4-16 12-16 12 31 43 19 56 9 22 2 2 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 6-28 21.4% 2nd Half: 14-30 46.7% Game: 34.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-5 20.0% 2nd Half: 3-11 27.3% Game: 25.0% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 6-8 75.0% 2nd Half: 6-8 75.0% Game: 75.0% 3

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HOME TEAM: WSU 6-5

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

21 LEWIS, Whitney...... f 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 1 0 22

50 OTT, Angie.......... f 2-5 2-5 3-4 0 2 2 0 9 0 2 0 1 31

05 WOODBERRY, Jeanette. g 5-15 3-4 8-10 1 2 3 2 21 0 1 0 0 32

11 AGEE, Kendra........ g 3-6 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 4 6 2 0 0 0 22

15 MAYS, Rhea.......... g 0-2 0-0 2-2 1 2 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 21

03 COMISAR, Steph...... 1-3 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 1 11

13 DUNCAN, Danielle.... 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 11

14 WHITESIDE, Brittney. 6-12 0-0 5-9 1 5 6 1 17 0 3 0 6 22

33 HAMMOCK, Tyanda..... 0-5 0-3 0-2 0 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 3 19

34 CRAYTON, Sierra..... 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 9

TEAM................ 2 2 4

Totals.............. 20-53 6-14 18-27 6 25 31 17 64 4 11 1 12 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 10-28 35.7% 2nd Half: 10-25 40.0% Game: 37.7% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-7 42.9% 2nd Half: 3-7 42.9% Game: 42.9% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-6 50.0% 2nd Half: 15-21 71.4% Game: 66.7% 8

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Officials: Catherine Cornell, Brenda Pantoja, Penny Davis

Technical fouls: BY-None. WSU-None.

Attendance: 138

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

BY............................ 19 37 - 56

WSU........................... 26 38 - 64

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