Two MWC Games on the Road for Women's Hoops Team

With a 1-4 conference record after a disappointing four point-loss at home to instate rival Utah, the women's basketball team, faces two more league foes in UNLV and SDSU on the road. The Cougars and Rebels tip off in Las Vegas on Thurs., Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m., then BYU faces SDSU in San Diego on Sat., Feb. 7 in a 5 p.m., tip off.

Teams: BYU (11- 8, 1-4 ) @ UNLV (15-3, 4-1) Date: Thurs. 2/5/04 Time: 7:30 p.m. Arena: Cox Pavilion

Teams: BYU (11-8, 1-4 ) @ SDSU (7-11, 2-3) Date: Sat. 2/7/04 Time: 5 p.m. Arena: Cox

Follow Cougar Action On BYU Radio

Both of this week's road games can be heard live on BYU Radio on the internet or on the Dish Network and Direct TV. Veteran BYU broadcaster Jay Monsen will be calling the action from Las Vegas and San Diego.

BYU's Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 51 Danielle Cheesman 6-2 Jr 11.5 6.2

F 33 Ambrosia Anderson 6-2 So 11.8 6.3

F/G 15 Jennie Overdiek 5-10 So 5.3 4.2

G 14 Julie Sullivan 5-8 Jr 8.7 2.3

G 24 Hollie Hansen 5-9 Fr 0.8 1.6

Cougar Players Off The Bench

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

G/F 01 Nancy Seljaas 6-0 So 7.2 1.7

C 40 Ashley Chamberlain 6-4 Sr 6.2 5.9

G 25 Kali Taylor 5-11 Jr 6.1 1.6

F 32 Kristin Kozlowski 6-2 Jr 3.1 2.0

G/F 35 Melinda Johnsen 5-10 Fr 1.3 1.5

G 13 Tiari Goold 5-7 Fr 1.2 0.6

G 24 Heather Hansen 5-9 Fr 1.1 0.5

G 12 Angie Gatten 5-6 Sr 1.1 0.4

G 04 Kestlee Nelson-Dooley 5-8 Sr 1.8 1.5

2003-04 Team Stats

4 Shooting from the field: (.393, 448-1140)

4 Shooting from the free-throw line: (.688, 234-340)

4 Shooting from three-point line: (.340, 103-303

4 Average points per game: 64.9

MWC Opponents this week

UNLV

The Lady Rebels are in second place in this week's MWC standings with a 4-1 loss. Their lone conference loss was on Saturday at New Mexico where they came up short by four points, 66-70. The team's overall record is at 15-3 and they are 11-0 when playing at home, including three straight league wins. Three players on UNLV's roster are scoring in double figures led by junior transfer RanDee Henry with an average of 19.9 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Junior forward Sherry McCracklin follows with 14.6 points and a team high 11.1 boards a game. Also scoring 14.6 points is sophomore Sheena Moore. Moore also tallies 4.2 rebounds per game. As a team, the Lady Rebels are shooting 45 percent from the field, 67 percent from he foul line and their outside shooting is a 32 percent. The team scores 75.1 points per game and only allows opponents 61 percent scoring.

UNLV Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F/C 22 RanDee Henry 6-1 Jr 19.9 7.6

F/C 54 Sherry McCracklin 6-2 Jr 14.6 11.1

G 00 Shenna Moore 5-7 So 14.6 4.2

F/G 21 Nikki Hitchens 5-10 So 6.8 3.8

G 31 InFini Robison 5-7 Sr 8.4 1.4

Series Record: 15-6 for BYU

Last Meeting: During the regular league race last year, each team won on it's own home court (63-51) in Provo and (73-69) in Las Vegas. Then at the MWC tournament, the two team's battled in quarterfinal action where the Cougars squeaked out a 66-64 overtime victory. BYU went on to the title game of the tournament, eventually losing to New Mexico.

SDSU

San Diego State will host the Cougars on Saturday afternoon after playing Utah on Thursday night. In this week's early standings, the Aztecs have a 2-3 and 7-11 record. Their two conference wins were at home against CSU and on the road against the Air Force Academy. Three members of the team are contributing in double digit scoring. Freshman guard Michelle Elliott tops the list with an average of 12.9 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Ashlee Dunlap a 6-1 sophomore forward is next with 11.9 points and a team high 9.6 boards a game. Another freshman, Courtney Fritz rounds out the scoring threat for the Aztecs with 10.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. SDSU is shooting 39 percent from the field, 64 percent from the free throw line and 32 percent from behind the arc. The team is scoring 56.8 points to opponents 58.9.

SDSU Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 24 Nicolette McCartny 6-2 Sr 3.1 4.3

F 35 Ashlee Dunlap 6-1 So 11.9 9.6

G 04 Courney Fritz 5-8 Fr 10.1 2.3

G 05 Michelle Elliott 5-11 Fr 12.9 2.6

G 21 Veronica Shaw 5-7 So 4.3 1.8

Series Record: 16-9 for BYU

Last Meeting: In both contests last year the Cougars won both, 61-46 in San Diego and 87-56 in Provo.

Practice times

While at home, the Cougar women practice daily from 1-3 p.m., in the Marriott Center. Coach/player interviews are to be scheduled in advance by contacting the women's basketball contact Norma Collett, 801-422-4908 or via e-mail at norma_collett@byu.edu When the team is on the road, practice and interview times vary. No interviews for coaches or players can be done 24-hours prior to any game.

Traveling with the cougars

The BYU team departs Wed., Feb. 4 at 2:55p.m., on Delta flight #588, arriving in Las Vegas at 3:15 p.m. While there the Cougars will stay at the Amerisuites, 4520 Paradise Road, 702-369-3366, 702-369-0009, fax. On Friday, Feb. 6, BYU travels to San Diego on Southwest Airlines flight #1954, getting in at 10:15 a.m. The team's hotel will be the San Diego Marriott, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, 619-692-3800, 619-692-0769, fax. BYU is back in Salt Lake City on Sun., Feb. 8, arriving on Delta flight #1633, arriving at 12:05 p.m.

UP NEXT

BYU is back at home the week of Feb. 9, hosting Wyoming on Feb. 12 and CSU on Feb. 14. Tip offs are 7 and 4 p.m., respectively. The CSU game will air live on BYU-TV, and on KBYU-TV.

BYU Women's Basketball Roster - 2003 04

No. Name Pos Ht Yr Exp. Hometown/School

01 Nancy Seljaas G/F 6-0 So 1V Bountiful, UT/Bountiful HS

04 Kestlee Nelson Dooley G 5-8 Sr 3V Sandy, UT/Alta HS/UVSC

05 Julie Cross G 5-9 So 1V Scottsdale, AZ/Coronado HS

10 Laura Stratton G 5-6 So HS Missoula, MT/Sentinel HS/BYU Id.

12 Angie Gatten G 5-6 Sr 3V Jefferson City, MT/No.Idaho Co.

13 Tiari Goold G 5-7 Fr HS Milwaukie, Oregon/Oregon City HS

14 Julie Sullivan G 5-8 Jr 2V Silver City, NM/Silver City HS

15 Jennie Overdiek G 5-10 So 1V Syracuse, UT/Clearfield HS

23 Heather Hansen G 5-9 Fr HS Orem, UT/Mountain View HS

24 Hollie Hansen G 5-9 Fr HS Orem, UT/Mountain View HS

25 Kali Taylor G 5-11 Jr 2V Lyman, UT/Wayne HS

30 Melissa Brown G 5-8 Sr 3V University Place, WA/Curtis HS

32 Kristen Kozlowski F 6-2 Jr 3V Centerville, UT/Boise State

33 Ambrosia Anderson F 6-2 So 1V Colorado Springs, CO/Doherty HS

35 Melinda Johnsen G/F 5-10 Fr HS Murray, UT/Murray HS

40 Ashleigh Chamberlain C 6-4 Sr 3V Kanab, UT/UVSC

41 Lindsay Huffman G 5-7 Jr 2V Woodstock, GA/Etowah HS/UVSC

51 Danielle Cheesman F 6-2 Jr 2V Orem, UT/Mountain View HS

Head Coach: Jeff Judkins

Assistant Coaches: Alli Bills, Jonas Chatterton, Stacy Jensen

Athletic Trainers: Carolyn Billings, Staci Reynolds

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