Senior Mindy Bonham led all scorers with 16 points in BYU's victory over Wisconsin. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
MORAGA -- The BYU women's basketball team celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday on the road with a 67-55 victory over the University of Wisconsin at the Concord Hilton Thanksgiving Tournament in California, Saturday.
"This is a nice win for us on the road," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "We played really well in the first half by coming out agressively on offense and defense. Mindy (Bonham) and Haley (Hall) played really solid for us, they made some smart plays. Coriann also did a great job defending Wisconsin's top player."
Senior Mindy Bonham led all scorers with 16 points in the Cougar victory for her second consecutive game to score in double-figures. Teammates Jazmine Foreman and Haley Hall also contributed double-figure scoring with 10 and 11 points, respectively.
The Cougars took the lead in the first 30 seconds of action and never let up. Hall converted a steal by Foreman for the first three points on the board and her first of three 3-pointers on the night.
Anya Covington was the only player in double figures for Wisconsin with 16 after a tremendous defensive effort by BYU forward Coriann Fraughton (Wood). Fraughton kept Covington to a six-point less scoring performance than her average for the season.
Heading into their respective locker rooms at halftime, the Cougars had taken a 44-26 lead. In the first half of play, the Cougars held the Badgers to just 37 percent shooting from the field while going 48 percent themselves.
The Cougars finished the game with a three-pointer from Hall, just how they had started it. BYU outrebounded the Badgers 36-34 and recorded nine steals to the Wisconsin's three.
BYU will stay put for their next game in the tournament where they'll play Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. PT.
The 44 points scored in the first half by the Cougars are the second highest point total of the season.
For the first time this season, three BYU players scored in double figures.
BYU grabbed 36 rebounds to Wisconsin’s 34 marking the second straight time that the Cougars have outrebounded their opponent.
The Cougars had a season low 11 turnovers vs. Wisconsin.
BYU went to the free throw line 25 times, making 15 from the charity stripe, the most on the year.
Mindy Bonham led the BYU effort with a team high 16 points recording her fourth double figure game of the year, her second straight and 44th overall.
Senior guard Haley Hall picked up season highs in points with 11 marking her second double digit outing of the year and her 20th career.
Jazmine Foreman picked up her first double figure contest of the year and her 21st overall with 10 points and they are also season highs.
Coriann Fraughton grabbed team and game highs in rebounds with a total of 10 which are the second highest on the year.