Senior Mindy Bonham led all scorers with 19 points against the University of San Diego. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
LAIE -- The BYU women’s basketball team (5-3) went undefeated in this year’s Hukilau Invitational with a 70-44 win over the University of San Diego in Laie, Hawaii, Saturday.
Senior Mindy Bonham led all scorers with 19 points, a season-high, on 9-for-13 shooting. Teammates Coriann Fraughton and Kristen Riley joined Bonham in double-figures with 11 and 10, respectively.
Redshirt freshman Kim Parker dished out six assists in the game for a season-and career-high.
"This is a great team effort today with points from everyone," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "A great finish in the tournament. We played a very solid defensive game in the first half. Mindy had a great game for us, she did a great job. Kristen and Coriann played really well also. We're getting much better as a team and improving with each game we play."
The Cougars started out a little rocky in the first half with a 10-point deficit after just four minutes of play but turned the game around on a jumper from Bonham.
Bonham sparked the Cougars on a 10-0 scoring drive that lasted four minutes to close out the half. The Toreros were held to just 13 points in the first
The Cougars continued to dominate in the second half, going up by as much as 27 points.
Morgan Woodrow and Sara Vanderhorst were the two players in double-figures for Hawaii with 12 and 10 points, respectively.
BYU improves to 5-0 when leading at the half and 4-0 when they outrebound their opponent.
Up next for BYU is a game on December 9, against Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah at 7 p.m. The game will be broadcast live on BYUtv.
BYU vs. San Diego Notes
The 13 points that BYU allowed in the first half are the least points scored in a first or a second half by any Cougar opponent so far this year.
Three players scored in double figures in the game marking the sixth straight time this season that at least three players put up double digits in points.
BYU improved to 5-0 when leading at the half and are 4-0 when outrebounding opponents. In the win over the Toreros, the Cougars grabbed 39 rebounds to San Diego’s 35.
In the game versus San Diego, BYU had 10 turnovers. When the Cougars have 16 and less turnovers they are 4-1.
Mindy Bonham tallied 19 points for her second straight, sixth this year and 46th overall double figure game. The points were season, game and team highs.
Coriann Fraughton scored 11 points for her sixth, 33rd and third straight
Kristen Riley put up 10 points in the win recording her fourth on the season, her 16th overall and second straight double figure outing of the year.
Kim Parker dished out six assists in the game for new season and career highs.