Road Woes Continue for Cougars in 57-50 Loss

Julie Sullivan scored a team-high 14 points in Saturday's loss at Wyoming. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The Cougars fell to 0-2 in the Mountain West Conference for the first time since 1997-98, losing 57-50 at Wyoming Saturday afternoon.

Junior guard Julie Sullivan came off the bench to score a team-high 14 points in Saturday's loss, while sophomore Ambrosia Anderson contributed 12. Anderson also gave the Cougars a huge lift as she hit two big-three pointers in the final minute of the game to cut the Wyoming lead to just three points. Jennie Overdiek also added 9 points. The Cowgirls were led by Ashley Elliott with 16 points.

In a first-half defensive battle, both teams came out cold as BYU scored just three points and Wyoming just six in the first ten minutes of the game. BYU Head Coach Jeff Judkins played 13 Cougars in the first half hoping to find a winning combination. Wyoming ended the half on a 13-2 run, going into the locker room leading 31-18.

The Cougars showed some life of their own in the second half, putting together two 11-2 runs and eventually cutting a 16-point Wyoming lead to just three with 29 seconds left in the game. However, missed rebounds and turnovers cost the Cougars as Wyoming came on strong to wrap up the victory.

"We need to make plays when we have to," said Judkins. "We got ourselves in a hole and couldn't get out of it."

Both teams shot just 32 percent from the floor, and Wyoming shot a dismal nine percent from three-point range.

Free-throw woes continued for the Cougars, as Wyoming shot a near-perfect 13-15 from the line in the first half and finished 21-25. The Cougars managed to shoot just 2-5 from the stripe in the first half and ended the game 12-17. Turnovers have also consistently plagued the Cougars. BYU committed 15 turnovers in Saturday's loss, leading to 18 Cowgirl points, and 20 turnovers in last Thursday's loss to Colorado State.

The seven-point margin of victory is identical to the margin in last year's Cougar loss at Wyoming. The loss drops the Cougars to 10-6 on the season and 0-2 in Conference while Wyoming improves to 5-10 overall and 1-1 in the MWC. The Cougars will next be in action on Thursday Jan. 22 as they take on the New Mexico Lobos at home in the Marriott Center. Tip-off is set for 7 PM.

Official Basketball Box Score -- GAME TOTALS -- FINAL STATISTICS

Brigham Young vs University of Wyoming

1/17/04 2 p.m. at Laramie, WY

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 10-5

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

04 DOOLEY, Kestlee..... * 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 0 0 28

15 OVERDIEK, Jennie.... * 4-7 0-0 1-2 3 4 7 4 9 0 0 0 0 25

25 TAYLOR, Kali........ * 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 1 18

32 KOZLOWSKI, Kristen.. * 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 10

51 CHEESMAN, Danielle.. * 1-7 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 24

01 SELJAAS, Nancy...... 1-6 1-4 0-0 0 2 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 15

12 GATTEN, Angie....... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2

13 GOOLD, Tiari........ 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 2

14 SULLIVAN, Julie..... 3-11 0-3 8-12 3 2 5 3 14 2 5 0 0 23

24 HANSEN, Hollie...... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4

33 ANDERSON, Ambrosia.. 4-10 3-4 1-1 0 5 5 2 12 0 2 1 0 21

35 JOHNSEN, Melinda.... 0-0 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 1 11

40 CHAMBERLAIN, A...... 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 3 2 2 0 0 0 17

TEAM................ 2 4 6

Totals.............. 17-54 4-14 12-17 10 26 36 29 50 8 16 4 4 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 0-0 .000 2nd Half: 17-54 .315 Game: .315 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-0 .000 2nd Half: 4-14 .286 Game: .286 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 0-0 .000 2nd Half: 12-17 .706 Game: .706 2

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HOME TEAM: University of Wyoming 4-10

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

13 PICKUP, Brenda...... * 5-9 0-2 4-4 2 4 6 3 14 3 2 0 3 40

24 ELLIOTT, Ashley..... * 5-16 1-8 5-7 0 5 5 2 16 2 1 0 3 40

31 LENHARDT, Kristen... * 2-5 0-1 6-7 4 4 8 0 10 1 1 0 1 35

33 LIEBER, Michelle.... * 2-7 0-1 4-4 2 3 5 3 8 0 1 0 0 28

53 HIPPEN, Sara........ * 1-6 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 1 2 0 2 0 0 20

03 LAPAR, Tarah........ 2-9 1-7 2-2 1 3 4 4 7 0 2 1 1 27

14 SCHMIDT, Lindsay.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

22 GORENSTEIN, ANNIE... 0-1 0-0 0-1 1 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 7

25 TAYLOR, Michelle.... 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

TEAM................ 2 6 8

Totals.............. 17-53 2-19 21-25 13 29 42 15 57 6 9 1 8 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 0-0 .000 2nd Half: 17-53 .321 Game: .321 DEADBALL

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 0-0 .000 2nd Half: 2-19 .105 Game: .105 REBOUNDS

F Throw % 1st Half: 0-0 .000 2nd Half: 21-25 .840 Game: .840 0

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Officials:

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. University of Wyoming-None.

Attendance: 427

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 18 32 - 50

University of Wyoming......... 31 26 - 57

Tags: Results