Road Trip to Play at Washington and at Montana State

The team plays at Washington and at Montana State in its first road trip of the season (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

At Washington and At Montana State

After getting a 73-51 victory over UVU in the team’s home opener, the Cougar women’s basketball team (1-0) travels to Seattle to battle Washington (0-1) on Wed. Nov. 18. Then it’s off to Bozeman to play at Montana State (2-0) on Fri. Nov. 20. Both games tip off at 7 p.m.(times are local to site)

BYU Probable Starters (stats after one game)

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

03 Jazmine Foreman G 5-5 Jr 7.0 1.0

22 Mindy Nielson G 5-10 Jr 14.0 1.0

33 Haley Hall G 5-11 Jr 8.0(apg)1.0

45 Keilani Moeaki F 6-2 Jr 14.0 4.0

35 Kristen Riley C 6-3 So 8.0 6.0

Off the Bench

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

23 Coriann Wood F 6-1 Jr 10.0 8.0

32 Dani Peterson F 6-1 So 10.0 3.0

10 Alexis Kaufusi F 6-1 Fr 4.0 1.0

13 Jaime Judkins G 5-6 Sr 3.0 3.0

01 Jenteal Jackson G 5-7 So 2.0 1.0

21 Stephanie Buhler-Bates F 6-1 So 1.0 1.0

55 Megan Leach F 6-3 So 0.0 3.0

04 Kim Parker G 5-11 Fr 0.0 3.0

12 Stephanie Vermunt G/F 6-0 Fr (Bert Church HS, CAN)

31 Marie Beck G 5-8 Jr 0.0 1.0

About BYU Team

-- Cougars return 12 letterwinners and three starters from a team that went 18-11 and 8-8 finishing tied for fifth place in the MWC regular season.

-- Letterwinners includes one senior, (Jaime Judkins), six juniors, and four sophomores. Redshirt freshman Alexis Kaufusi (6-1, Forward) from Provo, and Timpview HS will also be in the lineup.

-- 2009-10 class is made up of two players:

Kim Parker - 5-11 G/F, Heber, UT/Wasatch High School

Stephanie Vermunt - 6-0 F, Airdrie, Alberta, CAN/Bert Church High School

About BYU Players

-- Mindy Nielson, a junior, returns as one of three starters and as the team’s leading scorer (10.4 ppg).

-- Junior point guard Jazmine Foreman is the second returning starter and BYU’s assist leader, dishing out a total of 113 for a 3.9 average last season.

-- Junior forward Keilani Moeaki rounds out the third starter back for the 2009-10 season. She started in 25 of the 29 games played contributing 5.3 points and 2.8 boards per contest.

-- Coriann Wood finished the 2008-09 campaign as the second leading rebounder on the squad grabbing 4.8 boards a game. The 6-0 junior forward returns after playing in all games.

-- Haley Hall, who started in the game at Portland State in Nov. 2008 before suffering her third season-ending ACL injury is expected to return to action after surgery and rehabilitation

2009-10 Cougar Stats Summary - after one game

-- Shooting from field: (.392, 29-74)

-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.462, 6-13)

-- Shooting from three-point line: (.300, 9-30)

-- Average points per game: 73.0

-- Average rebounds per game: 46.0

-- Average assists per game: 21.0

-- Average steals per game: 12.0

-- Average blocks per game: 4.0

This Week’s Cougar Opponents

University of Washington - Wed. Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. (Seattle, WA) - Bank of America Arena

Washington returns four starters and 11 letterwinners from last year’s team that went 8-22 overall and 3-15 in the Pac-10, finishing in 10th place. The Wildcats have played one regular season game losing by one point at Portland State 67-66 on Nov. 14. They also played two exhibition games winning both. Two of their top returners are senior guard/forward Sami Whitcomb and Laura McLellan, a 6-2 junior forward/center. Whitcomb scored a team high 22 points vs. Portland State to along with a team and game high 10 rebounds. McLellan had five points and was 3-4 from the free throw line. Head Coach Tia Jackson is in her third season with the University of Washington women’s basketball program.

Washington Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

12 Sarah Morton G 5-8 Jr 6.0 3.0

42 Sara Mosiman G 5-9 Sr 14.0 4.0

32 Sami Whitcomb G/F 5-10 Sr 22.0 10.0

33 MacKenzie Argens F 6-3 So 9.0 5.0

43 Regina Rogers C 6-3 So 5.0 5.0

Stat Comparison

Category BYU WA

Points: 73.0 66.0

FG: .392 .450

3FG: .300 .000

FT: .462 .632

Reb: 46.0 43.0

Montana State University - Fri. Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. (Bozeman, MT) - Worthington Arena

Five returning letterwinners and three starters are back for the 2009-10 campaign for the Montana State women’s basketball team. Last season the team compiled a 15-15 record finishing in third place in the Big Sky Conference with an 8-8 record. The Bobcats have already played two games capturing wins over CS Bakersfield and Pacific. Friday’s meeting with BYU marks MSU’s home opener. Sophomore guard Katie Bussey tops the list in points with an average of 24.0 points while junior forward Sarah Strand leads the way in the rebound category grabbing 7.0 per game. Head coach Tricia Binford is in her fifth season with Montana State.

Montana State Probable Starters

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

01 Erica Perry G 5-8 Jr 21.5 4.0

10 Katie Bussey G 5-9 Sr 24.0 2.5

21 Lyndi Seidensticker G 5-10 Sr 3.5 3.0

20 Sarah Strand F 6-3 So 12.5 7.0

42 Jamie Thornton C 6-3 So 1.0 1.5

Stat Comparison

Category BYU MST

Points: 73.0 84.5

FG: .392 .476

3FG: .300 .459

FT: .462 .810

Reb: 46.0 38.5

What’s Next

The Cougars round out a three-game road swing with a game at Southern Utah University on Tues., Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. BYU then returns home to host Kansas State in a Thanksgiving Holiday game on Fri., Nov. 27, at 3:30 p.m.

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