Riley-Varley Leads Cougs to First Win

Senior Lauren Riley-Varley recorded her first double-double in the team's first game of the season. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SANTA BARBARA -- The BYU women's basketball team started its season on the right foot with a 61-50 win at UC Santa Barbara Friday, led by senior Lauren Riley-Varley with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Cougars shot an even 50 percent from the field (23-46) and 45.5 percent from down town (5-11). As a team, BYU hit 10 of 14 free throws and pulled down 37 boards. Senior Mallary Gillespie-Carling led all scorers with 17 points and hit 3-6 three-point shots. It was the 48th time in her career scoring in double figures. After the game, the BYU coaching staff gave credit to the team's preparation for Friday's game.

"One thing that Coach Judkins emphasizes is routine," BYU assistant coach Alli Bills said. "We try to do the same things on the road that we do at home, and our team is all about being focused on the game, no matter where we are."

The Gauchos' full-court pressure gave the Cougars some trouble in the first half. BYU gave up 16 turnovers in the first half, but 54 percent shooting from the field propelled the team to a nine-point lead at the half, 30-21. Riley-Varley led BYU at the half with 10 points, seven rebounds, and three blocks.

BYU pulled away in the second half and never looked back. The Cougars were 4-8 from behind the arc in the second half and made 7-10 free throws. Gillespie-Carling tallied 10 points in the latter half, and BYU recorded 30 rebounds in the period.

The next hurdle the Cougars will face will be at Arkansas State on Tuesday. The home opener for the team will be against Fresno State on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score

Brigham Young Univeristy vs UC Santa Barbara

11/09/08 7:00 pm at The Thunderdome, Santa Barbara, Calif.

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VISITORS: Brigham Young Univeristy 1-0

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

05 Cheesman, Ashley.... f 4-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 3 8 2 5 0 1 22

52 VARLEY, Lauren...... c 7-8 0-0 0-2 2 9 11 4 14 0 3 3 1 30

03 Foreman, Jazmine.... g 0-4 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 0 5 4 0 0 25

30 CARLING, Mallary.... g 5-11 3-6 4-4 0 4 4 3 17 4 5 0 0 36

32 SLADE, Shawnee...... g 2-7 1-2 1-2 1 2 3 4 6 1 4 1 0 30

00 Nichols, Lauren..... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

13 JUDKINS, Jamie...... 1-1 1-1 2-2 0 3 3 0 5 1 1 0 0 14

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... 1-3 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 12

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... 2-4 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 3 6 1 5 0 0 19

54 KING, Cassie........ 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 11

TEAM................ 3 3 6

Totals.............. 23-46 5-11 10-14 7 30 37 22 61 17 28 5 2 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-24 54.2% 2nd Half: 10-22 45.5% Game: 50.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-3 33.3% 2nd Half: 4-8 50.0% Game: 45.5% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 3-4 75.0% 2nd Half: 7-10 70.0% Game: 71.4% 1

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HOME TEAM: UC Santa Barbara 0-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

10 Suderman, Kat....... f 0-6 0-0 0-0 2 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 1 17

02 Warren, Whitney..... g 3-6 0-0 1-2 2 1 3 3 7 0 5 0 0 22

03 Ononiwu, Chisa...... g 3-8 1-4 0-0 1 1 2 3 7 0 1 0 2 25

05 Wilson, Jessica..... g 4-9 0-1 5-8 5 5 10 2 13 2 4 0 4 25

15 Pedersen, Lauren.... g 2-7 1-3 0-1 1 1 2 3 5 2 1 0 0 20

11 Gibbons, Sha'Rae.... 2-6 0-3 2-2 0 1 1 0 6 1 2 0 2 20

12 Gnekow, Ariana...... 1-1 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 1 1 17

14 Franey, Jordan...... 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 17

21 Williams, Meagan.... 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

23 Brown, Ashlee....... 2-6 0-0 3-8 3 2 5 1 7 1 1 0 1 18

25 Goble, Jessie....... 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

32 Johnson, Margaret... 0-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 9

TEAM................ 3 3

Totals.............. 18-59 2-13 12-23 16 18 34 15 50 6 20 1 11 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 8-29 27.6% 2nd Half: 10-30 33.3% Game: 30.5% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 1-5 20.0% 2nd Half: 1-8 12.5% Game: 15.4% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 4-9 44.4% 2nd Half: 8-14 57.1% Game: 52.2% 6

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Officials: Carla Fujimoto, Rick Rodman, Rick Spitzer

Technical fouls: Brigham Young Univeristy-None. UC Santa Barbara-None.

Attendance: 882

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young Univeristy...... 30 31 - 61

UC Santa Barbara.............. 21 29 - 50

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