League Play Continues At UNLV

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Entering the second half of the 2011 MWC Race, BYU’s women’s basketball team (15-7, 7-1) is in first place in the most recent league standings.

They travel to Las Vegas to battle UNLV (9-13, 2-6) on Sat. Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m., in a game that airs live on The Mtn.

2010-11 STATS SUMMARY

- Shooting from field: (.429, 591-1378)

- Shooting from three-point line: (.320, 160-500)

- Shooting from free-throw line: (.672, 195-290)

- Average points per game: 69.9

- Average rebounds per game: 39.5

- Average assists per game: 20.1

- Average steals per game: 8.8

- Average blocks per game: 3.5

- Average turnovers per game: 14.7

ABOUT BYU

-The Cougars are led in scoring by senior guard Mindy Bonham who averages 12.0 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Senior forward Coriann Fraughton follows averaging 11.0 points and a team high 6.8 rebounds per contest.

-Bonham also tops the list in assists and steals with a total of 118 and 45 respectively.

-Jazmine Foreman has the team’s best free throw percentage at .842, 32-38 while freshman center Jennifer Hamson is tops in the field goal percentage category at .646, 53-82.

-The BYU bench has outscored its opponents 515 to 326 as of 2/02/11. 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 335 to 228 as of 2/02/11. 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 a 195-106 record as of Feb. 2 and is five wins away from picking up his 200th career victory.

- Mindy Bonham has tallying a total of 1,143 points as of 2/2/11, which puts her in 17th place out of 20 on BYU’s 1,000-Points Club. She needs 16 points to tie for 16th place with Danielle Cheesman’s 1,159 total points.

- Bonham has dished out a grand total of 416 career assists as of 2/2/11, which puts her in sixth place all time. She’s 16 assists away from tying for fifth place with current assistant coach Stacy Jensen’s 432.

- In the steals category, Bonham has a career total of 214 as of 2/2/11, placing her in seventh place all time and needs 15 to tie for sixth place with Karina Zapata’s career total of 229.

- Jazmine Foreman dished out four assists in the home win over Wyoming on 2/2/11, which gives her a career total of 368. She needs 10 to tie for eighth place with Cindy Battistone’s career total of 378.

- In BYU’s number of games played category, Bonham and Foreman have played in a total of 113 games as of 2/2/11 which places the two tied for 16th place all time with Cassie King’s 113 career contests played. Coriann Fraughton follows closely behind with a total of 111 games played and needs three more to tie with King.

2010-11 HONORS

-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

MWC OPPONENT

UNLV

UNLV enters the week in sixth place in the most recent MWC standings with a (9-13, 2-6) record. Most recent, the Rebels dropped a 52-71 game to Utah on Tues. Feb. 1. They’ve captured league victories over Air Force and New Mexico. Sophomore guard Kelli Thompson is leading the way in scoring for UNLV with 13.7 points while grabbing 3.4 boards a game. Junior forward Jamie Smith tops the team in the rebound category grabbing 7.6 rebounds per contest and she’s tied with Thompson for the most steals with 32 to date. Teammate Mia Bell has the most assists with a total of 93. Kathy Olivier enters her third season at the helm of UNLV’s women’s basketball program.

Series History

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 26-12

BYU Record in Provo: 15-2

BYU Record in Las Vegas: 10-9

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 1-1

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 16-7

Last Meeting - in Provo on Jan. 5, 2011. (BYU won 75-64)

Senior point guard Jazmine Foreman brought the spark that boosted the BYU women’s basketball team (9-5, 1-0) to a 75-64 win against UNLV (7-8, 0-1), putting up a season-high 19 points.

Foreman shot 50 percent for the night and contributed five rebounds, six assists and two steals.

Helping Foreman was Coriann Fraughton with her second double-double of the season, scoring 15 points with 13 rebounds. Mindy Bonham also reached double figures with 12 points, five rebounds and four assists. Haley Hall dished out a team and game high 10 assists and put up eight points.

Despite being down by a point, 40-39 at the break, the Cougars came out in the second half and took the lead right back with freshman Jennifer Hamson putting in a layup and Fraughton following it with another two points. Foreman stole the ball from UNLV’s Byrd with 9:30 left in the game for a coast-to-coast layup, starting the Cougars on a 6-2 run that would secure the lead and take them to victory.

WHAT’S NEXT

The BYU women’s basketball team continues league action on Wed. Feb. 9 when it hosts the Air Force Academy at 7 p.m. They then take a short trip to Salt Lake City for a matchup with instate rival, Utah on Sat. Feb. 12. That game tips off at 4 p.m., and is scheduled to air live on CBS C.

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