Second Half Domination On The Road

Sophomore Kristen Riley recorded a career-and season-high of 12 points in the win over Montana. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

BOZEMAN -- Sophomore Kristen Riley recorded a season-and career-high 12 points in the BYU women's basketball team's 79-54 win over Montana State on the road, Friday.

"This was an excellent team effort tonight," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "We did good on our rebounding and our outside game."

Riley and teammate Alexis Kaufusi dominated the second half for the Cougars. Riley finished with 12 points, eight of those coming in the second half. Kaufusi, the freshman redshirt, finished with 12 points and nine rebounds, both season-and career-highs.

With one minute left in the game, BYU held a 27-point lead, it's largest of the night. The second half of the contest saw the dominating Cougar offense out-shooting Montana State 41-25 to give them the win.

"We did a good job defending their top two scorers," Judkins said.

The Cougars held the Bobcats to shooting just 31 percent from the field and 14 percent from behind the arc. This was the lowest points scored this season for Montana state.

The first 10 minutes of the game saw back-and-forth action with neither team taking the lead very far. A 3-pointer from junior Mindy Nielson put the Cougars on a run and a nine point lead, the largest of the first half. Nielson finished with 11 points.

The Cougars took 14 shots from behind the arc with junior Haley Hall leading the squad. Hall nabbed three 3-pointers in the first half, four in the game, to finish with 12 points. Senior Jaime Judkins scored two 3-pointers in the second half.

BYU made 36 trips to the free-throw line compared to Montana's 14.

The Cougars next travel to Southern Utah on Tuesday to take on the Thunderbirds at 7 p.m.

Official Basketball Box Score

Brigham Young vs Montana State

11/20/09 7:05 pm at Worthington Arena - Bozeman, Montana

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VISITORS: Brigham Young 2-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

33 HALL, Haley......... f 4-8 4-5 0-0 0 1 1 1 12 1 4 0 1 26

35 RILEY, Kristen...... f 3-3 0-0 6-8 2 4 6 2 12 0 0 2 1 14

45 MOEAKI, Keilani..... c 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 17

22 NIELSON, Mindy...... g 4-6 1-1 2-2 4 1 5 1 11 2 3 0 2 24

3 FOREMAN, Jazmine.... g 1-5 0-2 2-2 0 4 4 1 4 3 0 0 2 24

1 JACKSON, Jenteal.... 0-1 0-0 1-4 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 9

10 KAUFUSI, Alexis..... 3-5 0-0 6-10 3 6 9 2 12 2 3 0 0 15

13 JUDKINS, Jaime...... 2-2 2-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 10

21 BATES, Stephanie.... 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 9

23 WOOD, Coriann....... 2-6 0-1 1-2 2 3 5 5 5 0 3 0 0 19

31 BECK, Marie......... 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 2

32 PETERSON, Dani...... 3-6 0-1 2-4 2 7 9 1 8 1 0 0 0 13

4 PARKER, Kim......... 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 3 3 1 1 0 2 14

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

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

Totals.............. 25-51 8-14 21-36 15 35 50 19 79 12 18 3 10 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 13-24 54.2% 2nd Half: 12-27 44.4% Game: 49.0% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 4-7 57.1% 2nd Half: 4-7 57.1% Game: 57.1% REBS

F Throw % 1st Half: 8-12 66.7% 2nd Half: 13-24 54.2% Game: 58.3% 8

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HOME TEAM: Montana State 2-1

TOT-FG 3-PT REBOUNDS

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

20 STRAND, Sarah....... f 4-12 2-6 0-2 0 4 4 4 10 1 1 1 0 25

21 SEIDENSTICKER, Lyndi f 4-9 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 3 9 4 1 0 1 28

42 THORNTON, Jamie..... c 2-3 0-0 1-2 1 1 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 11

01 PERRY, Erica........ g 3-11 0-3 1-1 0 2 2 1 7 1 4 0 2 33

10 BUSSEY, Katie....... g 1-8 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 2 2 1 4 0 1 27

05 JACKSON, Janette.... 0-2 0-0 0-0 2 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 1 10

11 SCHMITT, Ally....... 1-3 0-1 0-1 0 5 5 4 2 0 2 0 1 17

23 ALBERT, Ashley...... 2-7 0-3 2-4 0 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 1 17

32 SEMANSKY, Rachel.... 2-6 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 2 4 0 1 0 0 14

33 BAK, Beata.......... 2-7 0-3 3-4 3 0 3 2 7 0 1 0 2 15

34 ADAMS, Latisha...... 1-2 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 3

Team................ 6 2 8

Totals.............. 22-70 3-21 7-14 16 20 36 22 54 7 16 1 9 200

TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 12-34 35.3% 2nd Half: 10-36 27.8% Game: 31.4% DEADB

3-Pt. FG% 1st Half: 3-10 30.0% 2nd Half: 0-11 0.0% Game: 14.3% REBS

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

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Officials: Bob Scofield, Rick Thorne, Heather Elkin

Technical fouls: Brigham Young-None. Montana State-None.

Attendance: 1627

Score by Periods 1st 2nd Total

Brigham Young................. 38 41 - 79

Montana State................. 29 25 - 54

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