WCC Game at San Francisco Saturday

(Photo by Mark A Philbrick/BYU Photo)

After securing an 80-47 victory hosting LMU in its first ever WCC game Thursday night, the BYU women’s basketball team (13-3, 2-1) takes to the road one more time. The Cougars go back to northern California for a matchup against the University of San Francisco (3-13, 1-2) on Sat., Jan. 7 in a 2 p.m. PT tip off.

2011-12 Stats Summary
- Shooting from field: (.437, 423-967)
- Shooting from three-point line: (.355, 109-307)
- Shooting from free-throw line: (.734, 210-286)
- Average points per game: 72.8
- Average rebounds per game: 40.4
- Average assists per game: 19.2
- Average steals per game: 10.1
- Average blocks per game: 5.6
- Average turnovers per game: 16.3

About BYU
-The Cougars leading scorer is sophomore guard Kim Parker who averages 11.7 points per game.
-Kristen Riley is at the top of the leaderboard in rebounds averaging 6.4 per game.
-Haley Steed leads the way in assists and steals with 104 and 36 respectively.
-Jennifer Hamson tops the list in blocks with 32.
-Dani Peterson has the team’s best field goal percentage (.566, 47-83).
-True freshman Lexi Eaton has the team’s best free throw percentage (.875, 28-32).
-Stephanie Vermunt is the squad’s best scorer from behind the arc, shooting (.579, 22-38).

Record Watching
- Haley Steed has recorded 426 assists as of 01/06/12, placing her in eighth place all-time. She needs six to tie for seventh place with former assistant coach and standout Stacy Jensen’s 432.
- Steed has a total of 183 steals to date and needs 46 to tie for seventh place with Karina Zapata’s career high 229.
- Steed has made 156 3-pointers as of 01/06/12 putting her in sixth place overall. She needs 15 to tie for fifth place with Thais Kidd's career best 171.
- Kristen Riley has 65 blocks as of 01/06/12 and needs five to tie for sixth place all-time with former teammate Mindy Bonham’s 70.
- Riley has grabbed 577 rebounds as of 1/6/12 and needs 25 to tie for 10th place all-time with Cathy Nixon's 602.
- As of 01/06/12, 6-7 sophomore center Jennifer Hamson has tallied 77 blocks and needs two to tie for fifth place with Cathy Nixon’s 79 total.

 

SATURDAY WCC OPPONENT
SAN FRANCISCO

The University of San Francisco has compiled a (3-13, 1-2) record with a conference win over LMU last week. This week they traveled to Saint Mary’s where they lost 64-42. For the Dons, 5-8 senior guard Rheina Ale leads the offensive presence averaging 14.1 points per game while grabbing 4.4 rebounds. Ale also has the most assists and steals on the team with 41 and 20 respectively. Whitney Daniels, a 6-2 junior forward, is at the top of the leaderboard in the rebound category grabbing 6.6 boards per contest. San Francisco is shooting 37 percent from the field, 31 percent from behind the arc and 67 percent at the foul line. They are scoring 62.4 points per game. Head coach Jennifer Azzi is in her second season at the helm of the women’s basketball program at USF.

Series Breakdown
Overall Series Record: BYU leads the series 6-0
BYU Record in Provo: 3-0
BYU Record in San Francisco: 2-0
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 1-0
BYU Record under coach Judkins: 3-0
BYU Record in Overtime Games: n/a
Longest BYU Win Streak: 6 (1980-2009)
Longest USF Win Streak: n/a
Largest BYU Margin of Victory: 38, 119-81 in 1984
Largest USF Margin of Victory: n/a

Last Meeting
These two new WCC teams met last during the 2009-10 season when the Dons participated in the Hukilau Invitational on the BYU-H campus. In the game played on 12/4/09, sophomore Kristen Riley led the Cougars with 15 points, scoring 13 of those in the first half. Freshman Alexis Kaufusi contributed 12 points while Haley Hall chipped in eight points and dished out a team best four assists to the winning effort.  BYU led by 21, 41-20 at the break eventually getting the 72-60 victory.

Team’s Travel Plans
Team Flight: Delta #4588 departs Salt Lake City on Fri., Jan. 6 at 3:05 p.m., arrives in San Francisco at 4:19 p.m.
Team Flight: United #6418 departs San Francisco on Sat., Jan. 7 at 7 p.m., arrives in Salt Lake City at 9:42 p.m.
Team Hotel: Marriott Fisherman’s Wharf, 1250 Columbus Avenue, 415-775-7555, 415-474-2099, fax.

What’s Next
After the road game at San Francisco, BYU returns home for its next WCC contest. The Cougars host Pepperdine on Thurs., Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. That game is set to air live worldwide on BYUtv. The team heads back to California once again, this time to battle WCC foe San Diego on Sat. Jan. 14 in a 2 p.m. tip.

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