MWC Play This Week Ends At Air Force Saturday

Women are in second place in the MWC. They play at Air Force Saturday afternoon (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

With a 6-3 league record the Cougar women are in second place after the games played Wed. Feb. 10.

The team finishes the week of MWC play on the road. The Cougars travel to Colorado Springs to battle the Air Force Falcons (0-10) on Sat. Feb. 13 at 2 p.m.

BYU Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

03 Jazmine Foreman G 5-5 Jr 9.9 3.3

22 Mindy Bonham (Nielson) G 5-10 Jr 11.2 4.2

33 Haley Hall G 5-4 Jr 8.9 3.6

45 Keilani Moeaki F 6-2 Jr 5.0 2.2

35 Kristen Riley C 6-3 So 8.5 5.2

2009-10 Stats Summary

-- Shooting from field: (.434, 535-1232)

-- Shooting from three-point line: (.354, 147-415)

-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.650, 199-306)

-- Average points per game: 67.4

-- Average rebounds per game: 38.5

-- Average assists per game: 17.1

-- Average steals per game: 9.6

-- Average blocks per game: 3.5

-- Average turnovers per game: 17.3

Cougars in the NCAA Stats (as of Feb. 8, 2010)

Team

-- Field Goal Percentage - 26th (.447)

-- Assists Per Game - 10th (17.2)

-- Assist/Turnover Ratio - 19th (0.99)

Player

-- Assist/Turnover Ratio - Haley Hall, 19th (2.15)

Team Starts MWC Race Strong

With a 6-3 record in league play, the Cougar women continue to have success in the conference. In the second week of MWC action, the team is in a three-way tie for second place for a team that was picked to finish sixth in the conference.

The team’s best start in league play was during the 2006-07 campaign when they finished the first half of league play with a 7-1 record, eventually winning the regular season crown with a 12-4 finish. That year they went on to play in the title game of the conference tournament before losing to New Mexico. The team went on to play a first round game in the NCAA Tournament.

Player Injury Report

Freshman guard Kim Parker suffered a season ending injury in the game at Weber State. She has torn ligaments in her left foot.

Sophomore guard Jenteal Jackson will apply for a medical redshirt for this year due to an on-going back problem.

Freshman To Redshirt

Stephanie Vermunt, a 6-0 freshman guard/forward from Airdrie, Alberta, Canada will redshirt the 2009-10 season.

Team Captains

Senior guard Jaime Judkins and junior point guard Haley Hall have been selected by their teammates as co-captains for the 2009-10 season.

SATURDAY’S MWC OPPONENT

AFA - Sat. Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. MST (Colorado Springs, CO) - Clune Arena

The Air Force Falcon team has yet to win a league game, and have a (3-20) overall record. They played at CSU on Tues. Feb. 9 where they lost 46-80. Raimee Beck tops the list in scoring and in rebounding with 13.6 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. In league play, Kelsey Berger also contributes in double digits scoring 10.3 points. In the assists and steals category sophomore guard Anna Gault leads the way with a total of 86 and 32 respectively. Ardie McInelly has been at the helm of the women’s basketball program at the Academy for the past eight seasons.

Air Force Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

33 Kathleen Schjodt F 6-0 Sr 6.0 3.3

34 Kelse Berger F 5-11 Fr 8.4 3.3

54 Liz Dunsworthy C 6-2 Jr 2.9 3.0

22 Raimee Beck G 5-8 Jr 13.6 6.5

14 Desiree Wilson G 5-7 Fr 2.3 0.9

Stat Comparison

Category BYU AFA

FG: .434 .373

3FG: .354 .295

FT: .650 .667

Points: 67.4 53.7

Reb: 38.5 34.0

Series Information

Overall Series Record: BYU leads 23-1

BYU Record in Provo: 12-0

BYU Record in Colo.Sprngs.: 10-1

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 1-0

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 15-1

BYU Record in Overtime Games: N/A

Longest BYU Win Streak: 20 (1998-2008)

Longest AFA Win Streak: 1 (2008)

Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 43, 103-60 in ‘98

Largest AFA Margin of Victory: 5, 54-49 in 2008

First Meeting this MWC Season

In the first game of the MWC 2010 season played in Provo on Jan. 13, the home team picking up the 77-46 victory. When playing in Colorado Springs BYU has compiled a 10-1 record. The team’s lone lost to the Falcons was during the 2007-08 campaign when the Air Force grabbed a 54-49 win on Mar. 1, 2008.

Game Summary - Last outing between BYU and Air Force. Jan. 13, 2010, Marriott Center, Provo, Utah. BYU won 77-46

Kristen Riley’s career-and season-high 17 points helped lead the Cougars to their sixth straight win and a 2-0 record in conference. Riley was especially hot in the beginning of the game scoring nine out of the Cougars first 11 points. BYU guard Jazmine Foreman kept the momentum alive by firing off two 3-pointers back-to-back. In the second half, the Falcons came out with new found intensity and brought the game to within 13 with the score at 52-39 with 12:33 left. But it would be as close as the Air Force would get. The Cougars rallied and clinched the 31-point win.

Key Stats in 1st game BYU Air Force

Field Goal Percentage 33-55 (60%) 19-53 (35.8%)

Three-point Percentage 8-17 (47.1%) 3-9 (33.3 %)

Free-Throw Percentage 3-7 (42.9%) 5-8 (62.5%)

Rebounds 27 13

BYU TEAM TRAVEL

Team Flights: (Fri. Feb. 12) - Delta flight# 4550 departs Salt Lake City at 9:52 a.m., and arrives in Colorado Springs at 11:30 a.m.

(Sun. Feb 14) - Delta flight# 4735 departs Colorado Springs at 6 a.m., and arrives in Salt Lake City at 7:50 a.m.

Team Hotel: Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Dr., 719-260-1800, 719-260-1492, fax.

TEAM PRACTICE AT AIR FORCE

Team Practice: Fri. Feb. 12 (2-4:30 p.m.) at Clune Arena

Team shootaround - Sat. Feb. 13 (9-10 a.m.) at Clune Arena

WHAT’S NEXT

The Cougars continue MWC action returning home to host CSU on Feb. 17 and Wyoming on Feb. 20. Both of the league games can be seen worldwide on BYU TV.

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