Regular Season Ends With Win At Air Force

King led the Cougars again in the victory over Air Force. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

COLORADO SPRINGS -- A strong defensive effort helped the Cougars finish their regular season with a victory over Air Force, defeating the Falcons 42-31 in Colorado Springs Saturday.

“We had a great defensive game,” said head coach Jeff Judkins. “I thought Cassie had some big baskets for us. We did a good job of working together.

The Cougars took the lead halfway through the first half on a Sarah Red-Hostetter free throw at the 10:17 mark of the first half and didn’t look back, leading the rest of the game. BYU scored 11 points off of Falcon turnovers in the first half, and went into the break leading by nine, 25-16. The Cougars are 11-1 when leading after twenty minutes.

BYU continued its strong play through the second half, and Air Force would get no closer than eight. Six of Mindy Nielson’s points came in the second half. BYU held Air Force to just 29 percent shooting (16-of-53) for the game.

Cassie King was the game and team's leading scorer with 15 points. The Falcons’ Kim Kreke had 11 boards, a game-high, and Shawnee Slade’s six were a team-high for the Cougars. Nielson chipped in 11 points. BYU has had at least two players in double-figures for the last three games.

The Cougars finish league play with an 18-10, 8-8 record.

BYU will next take the hardwood in the 2009 Mountain West Conference Championships, held in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament begins on Tuesday, March 10.

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Official Basketball Box Score

Brigham Young vs Air Force Academy

03/07/09 2 p.m. at Clune Arena - USAF Academy, Colo.

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 18-10, 8-8

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

35 RILEY, Kristen...... f 0-7 0-1 0-2 4 1 5 1 0 0 2 3 1 16

54 KING, Cassie........ c 7-10 0-0 1-2 2 3 5 4 15 0 1 0 0 23

03 FOREMAN, Jazmine.... g 2-7 1-3 2-2 0 3 3 3 7 4 3 0 1 33

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... g 5-11 1-3 0-0 0 3 3 0 11 2 0 0 4 34

32 SLADE, Shawnee...... g 3-9 0-1 0-0 3 3 6 0 6 3 2 0 2 31

01 JACKSON, Jenteal.... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

13 JUDKINS, Jaime...... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

14 HOSTETTER, Sarah R.. 0-3 0-2 2-2 2 0 2 1 2 1 2 1 3 15

23 WOOD, Coriann....... 0-4 0-3 0-0 1 4 5 2 0 0 1 0 0 13

24 PETERSON, Dani...... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... 0-4 0-0 1-2 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 3 21

55 MARKS, Megan........ 0-0 0-0 0-2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4

TEAM................ 2 2

Totals.............. 17-57 2-13 6-12 16 21 37 12 42 12 11 4 14 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 9-33 27.3% 2nd Half: 8-24 33.3% Game: 29.8% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 2-9 22.2% 2nd Half: 0-4 0.0% Game: 15.4% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-10 50.0% 2nd Half: 1-2 50.0% Game: 50.0% 4

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HOME TEAM: Air Force Academy 4-25, 0-16

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

43 KREKE, Kim.......... c 2-8 0-3 2-2 1 11 12 2 6 0 2 0 2 37

54 DUNSWORTH, Liz...... c 2-2 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 3 6 0 2 0 0 28

04 GAULT, Anna......... g 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 29

22 BECK, Raimee........ g 5-11 4-8 0-0 1 4 5 1 14 1 4 0 2 37

34 CULTRA, Brooke...... g 0-7 0-0 2-2 1 6 7 0 2 3 6 0 1 36

10 PUENTES, Stevie..... 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 2 4 0 0 11

30 SATTERFIELD, Jamela. 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6

33 SCHJODT, Kathleen... 0-2 0-0 3-4 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 16

TEAM................ 1 1 2 2

Totals.............. 9-34 4-13 9-10 4 26 30 8 31 7 22 0 5 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 5-20 25.0% 2nd Half: 4-14 28.6% Game: 26.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-7 14.3% 2nd Half: 3-6 50.0% Game: 30.8% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 5-6 83.3% 2nd Half: 4-4 100 % Game: 90.0% 1

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Officials: Connie Pardue, Laura Rahe, John W. Haefeli

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. Air Force Academy-None.

Attendance: 433

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 25 17 - 42

Air Force Academy............. 16 15 - 31

Points in the paint-BY 20,AF 4. Points off turnovers-BY 18,AF 5.

2nd chance points-BY 13,AF 2. Fast break points-BY 8,AF 0.

Bench points-BY 3,AF 3. Score tied-2 times. Lead changed-2 times.

Last FG-BY 2nd-01:13, AF 2nd-03:49.

Largest lead-BY by 13 2nd-16:29, AF by 1 1st-13:20.

Tags: Results