League Game at CSU, Home for SDSU

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

In first place with an 11-1 league record an on an eight game win streak, the BYU women’s basketball team plays three of its last four conference games on the road.

The first of the road games for the Cougars (19-7, 11-1) is at CSU (12-13, 5-7), Wed. Feb. 23. The game tips off at 7 p.m.

BYU finishes out its home MWC schedule on Sat. Feb. 26 when it hosts SDSU (12-13, 6-7) in a 3 p.m., start. The Cougars’ five seniors will be recognized at the conclusion of the game.

2010-11 STATS SUMMARY

- Shooting from field: (.429, 693-1614)

- Shooting from three-point line: (.327, 186-569)

- Shooting from free-throw line: (.664, 253-381)

- Average points per game: 70.2

- Average rebounds per game: 39.5

- Average assists per game: 19.9

- Average steals per game: 8.6

- Average blocks per game: 4.1

- Average turnovers per game: 14.3

ABOUT BYU

-The Cougars are led in scoring by senior guard Mindy Bonham who averages 12.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. Senior forward Coriann Fraughton follows averaging 11.3 points and a team high 7.3 rebounds per contest.

-Bonham also tops the list in assists with a total of 140. She also has the team’s best free throw percentage at .774, 41-53.

-Haley Hall has the most steals on the team with 51.

-Freshman center Jennifer Hamson is tops in the field goal percentage category at .625, 70-112. She also has the most blocks on the team with 37.

- The BYU bench has outscored its opponents 593 to 360 as of 2/20/11. The most points scored by the Cougar bench to date are 44 in the win over BYU-Hawaii on 12/3/10. The most bench points from an opponent on the year are 31 recorded by BYU-Hawaii.

- BYU’s reserves are outrebounding their opponents 375 to 267 as of 2/20/11. The most rebounds by the Cougar bench are 28 vs. Utah State on 11/23/10. The most boards by the opponent bench are Utah State with 24.

RECORD WATCHING

- BYU head coach Jeff Judkins has compiled an 199-106 record as of Feb. 20 and is one win away from picking up his 200th career victory.

- Mindy Bonham has tallying a total of 1,195 points as of 2/20/11, which puts her in 16th place out of 20 on BYU’s 1,000-Points Club. She needs 90 points to tie for 15th place with Ambrosia Anderson’s 1,285 career points.

- Bonham has dished out a grand total of 438 career assists as of 2/20/11, which puts her in fifth place all time. She surpassed current assistant coach Stacy Jensen’s 432 with the 11 she dished out in the home win over TCU. She now needs 21 to tie with Karina Zapata for fourth place with 459 career assists.

- In the steals category, Bonham has a career total of 216 as of 2/20/11, placing her in seventh place all time and needs 13 to tie for sixth place with Karina Zapata’s career total of 229.

- Jazmine Foreman dished out two assists in the home win over TCU on 2/19/11, which gives her a career total of 391 and puts her in sixth place all-time. She needs 41 to tie for fifth place with current assistant coach Stacy Jensen’s career total of 432.

- In BYU’s number of games played category, Bonham and Foreman have played in a total of 117 games as of 2/19/11, which places the two tied for 12th place all time with Jill Adams Lori Vreeken. They need to play in three more games to tie for 11th place with Ambrosia Anderson’s total of 120 games. Coriann Fraughton follows closely behind with a total of 115 games. She’s tied with Jill Adams and Lori Vreeken for 12th place.

2010-11 HONORS

-Kim Parker - MWC Player of the Week (Feb.21, 2011)

-Mindy Bonham - MWC Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 29, 2011)

-Coriann Fraughton - - Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, All-Tournament Team

-Kristen Riley - Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, All-Tournament Team

TEAM CAPTAINS SELECTED

Mindy Bonham and Haley Hall have been chosen by their teammates as co-captians for the 2010-11 season. This is Hall’s third straight co-captain selection.

PLAYER UPDATES/INJURIES

Freshmen Morgan Bailey and Stephanie Rovetti will redshirt the 2010-11 season.

Sophomore forward Alexis Kaufusi will not finish the rest of this season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last week. The team will be wearing a white patch with a purple bow, her initials and her number on their team uniforms the rest of the year.

COLORADO STATE

CSU is in fifth place in the latest MWC standings with a 12-13, 5-7 record. Head coach Kristen Holt is in her third year at the helm of the Rams’s women’s basketball program. The Rams have three players scoring in double figures led by 16.4 points from junior guard/forward combo Kim Mestdagh. She also grabs 5.2 rebounds per contest. Sam Martin follows with 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds while teammate Chatilla van Grinsven contributes 10.6 points and a team high 6.4 rebounds per contest. Mestdagh leads the way in both assists (61) and in steals (46).

Series History

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 52-22

BYU Record in Provo: 27-6

BYU Record in Ft. Collins: 18-14

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 7-2

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 16-5

Last Meeting – in Provo on Jan. 22 (BYU won 73-57)

Mindy Bonham recorded her second career double-double to lead the BYU women’s basketball team to a 73-57 victory over the Colorado State Rams. Bonham just missed a triple-double with 12 points, a career-high 11 assists and nine rebounds. Haley Hall scored 17 points including five treys, all in the first half, to lead all scorers.

Hall hit back-to-back three pointers in the first two minutes of play, giving BYU an 8-5 lead. She continued to contribute to BYU’s hot start that had the team hitting 4-of-5 shots to start the game.

BYU shot well from three with Hall hitting her fourth three-pointer of the half and Kristen Riley adding another to put the Cougars up 21-15 with 10:59 remaining until the break.

CSU and BYU went back and forth for the rest of the first half but the Cougars remained with the advantage. Jazmine Foreman hit a three-pointer with two seconds until halftime to give the Cougars a 33-27 lead as they headed into the locker room.

Hall was 5-of-7 from behind the arc to give her 17 first half points, a new career-high for points in a half.

BYU started the first seven minutes of the second half on a 13-2 run to extend the lead to 46-29.

Freshman Kim Parker hit another three-pointer for BYU with 3:20 remaining.

SAN DIEGO STATE UNIVERSITY

In the latest MWC standings, San Diego State is tied in fourth place with Utah with a 12-13, 6-7 record. The Aztecs enter the week on a four-game win streak with their latest victory, a 68-50 home win over Air Force. Two players are scoring in double figures for SDSU with Paris Johnson’s 14.9 points per game and a 7.8 average in the rebound category. Courtney Clements contributes 12.4 points and 3.7 rebounds a game. Jessika Bradley leads the way in the rebound category grabbing a team high 7.9 board per contest. Coco Davis has the most assists with 111 and in steals with 35. Head coach Beth Burns is in her sixth season with the women’s basketball program guiding the team to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament last year.

Series History

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 27-14

BYU Record in Provo: 15-3

BYU Record in San Diego: 11-10

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 1-1

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 15-5

Last Meeting – in San Diego on Jan. 26 (BYU won 65-55)

The BYU rallied back after an early deficit to get the 65-55 win over SDSU. Junior forward Kristen Riley recorded a new career-high 23 points in her explosive performance against the Aztecs on the road. She also added seven rebounds, two blocks and one assist. Teammate Coriann Fraughton and Mindy Bonham joined Riley in double-figures with 14 points apiece. The Aztecs went on a 10-0 run early in the first half to give them the 14-4 lead after six minutes of action. From there, however, the Cougars took back control of the game as they went on a 30-12 scoring streak to close out the half with a five-point lead. Riley led all players with 13 points as the teams headed into the locker room at halftime.

BYU extended their lead in the second half with a 9-0 run after being back from the half for just three minutes. Six of those nine points came from Riley.

The Cougars finished out the game, tallying 32 rebounds to the Aztec’s 26 and 22 assists to San Diego State’s nine. BYU senior guard Mindy recorded nine assists herself.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Team Flight: Delta #3595 departs Tues. Feb. 22 from Salt Lake City at 3:20 p.m., arriving in Denver at 4:48 p.m.

Team Flight: Delta #4614 departs Thurs. Feb. 24 from Denver at 10:30 a.m., arriving in Salt Lake City at 12:05 p.m.

Team Hotel: Ft. Collins Marriott, 350 East Horsetooth Road, 970-226-5200, 970-282-0561, fax.

WHAT’S NEXT

After the home game against SDSU, the Cougar team finished league play on the road. They travel to Albuquerque to take on New Mexico on Wed. Mar. 2 and then travel to Laramie to battle Wyoming on Sat. Mar. 5.

The following week it’s on to Las Vegas for the 2011 MWC Women’s Basketball Championships from the Thomas & Mack Center Mar. 8-12. The tournament winner receives an automatic bid into the 2011 NCAA tournament.

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