(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
Tied for first place in the latest MWC standings with a (14-7,6-1) record, the BYU women’s basketball team rounds out the first half of league play hosting Wyoming (16-4, 6-1) on Wed. Feb. 2. Game tips off at 7 p.m. The Cowgirls are tied with BYU for first place in the conference race.
The Cougar women then travel to Las Vegas to battle UNLV on Sat. Feb. 5 at 2:30 p.m., to start the second half of the 2011 MWC campaign.
2010-11 Stats Summary
-- Shooting from field: (.427, 559-1310)
-- Shooting from three-point line: (.314, 151-481)
-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.677, 195-288)
-- Average points per game: 69.7
-- Average rebounds per game: 39.6
-- Average assists per game: 20.0
-- Average steals per game: 8.9
-- Average blocks per game: 3.5
-- Average turnovers per game: 15.1
--The Cougars are led in scoring by senior guard Mindy Bonham who averages 12.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. Senior forward Coriann Fraughton follows averaging 10.6 points and a team high 6.9 rebounds per contest.
--Bonham also tops the list in assists and steals with a total of 110 and 42 respectively.
--Jazmine Foreman has the team’s best free throw percentage at .842, 32-38 while freshman center Jennifer Hamson is tops in the field goal percentage category at .641, 50-78.
-- The BYU bench has outscored its opponents 491 to 314 as of 1/30/11. The most points scored by the Cougar bench to date are 44 in the win over BYU-Hawaii on 12/3/10. The most bench points from an opponent on the year are 31 recorded by BYU-Hawaii.
-- BYU’s reserves are outrebounding their opponents 322 to 224 as of 1/30/11. The most rebounds by the Cougar bench are 28 vs. Utah State on 11/23/10. The most boards by the opponent bench are Utah State with 24.
-- BYU head coach Jeff Judkins has compiled a 194-106 record as of Jan. 30 and is six wins away from picking up his 200th career victory.
-- Mindy Bonham has tallying a total of 1,135 points as of 1/30/11, which puts her in 17th place out of 20 on BYU’s 1,000-Points Club. She needs 24 points to tie for 16th place with Danielle Cheesman’s 1,159 total points.
-- Bonham has dished out a grand total of 408 career assists as of 1/30/11, which puts her in sixth place all time. She’s 24 assists away from tying for fifth place with current assistant coach Stacy Jensen’s 432.
-- Jazmine Foreman dished out three assists in the home win over New Mexico on 1/29/10, which gives her a career total of 364. She needs 14 to tie for eighth place with Cindy Battistone’s career total of 378.
-- In BYU’s number of games played category, Bonham and Foreman have played in a total of 112 games as of 1/30/11, which places the two tied for 17th place all time. They need to play in one more game to tie for 16thplace with Cassie King’s 113 career contests played. Coriann Fraughton follows closely behind with a total of 110 games played and needs three more to tie with King.
--Mindy Bonham - MWC Co-Player of the Week (Jan. 29, 2011)
--Coriann Fraughton - Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, All-Tournament Team
--Kristen Riley - Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, All-Tournament Team
Wyoming Game Promotions - 55+ NIGHT
Everyone who is 55+, gets into the game for FREE! Come to the Marriott Center ticket office and tell them if you’re 55+ and you’ll get a ticket for FREE.
In addition to prizes and trivia games for the mature folk, the ever-popular dance group, Jean’s Golden Girls will perform at halftime.
Team Captains Selected
Mindy Bonham and Haley Hall have been chosen by their teammates as co-captains for the 2010-11 season. This is Hall’s third straight co-captain selection.
Freshmen Morgan Bailey and Stephanie Rovetti will redshirt the2010-11 season.
ABOUT THIS WEEK’S LEAGUE OPPONENTS
UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING
The Cowgirls are tied with the Cougars for first place in the latest MWC standings with a (16-4, 6-1) record. Wyoming’s lone league loss was to TCU on Jan. 12. The team returns four starters that compiled a 21-12 overall record finishing tied for fifth place in the MWC race and advanced to the third round of the WNIT. For the Cowgirls there are two players scoring in double figures with senior Hillary Carlson’s team high 15.2 points per game while grabbing 7.5 rebounds. She’s followed by another senior, Aubrey Vandiver who contributes 17.0 points and a team high 9.1 boards a contest. Jade Kennedy has the most assists on the team with a total of 86 to date and she ties with Vandiver in the steals category with 26 each. Head coach Joe Legerski is in his eighth season with the women’s basketball program.
Overall Series Record: BYU leads 48-21
BYU Record in Provo: 18-8
BYU Record in Laramie: 20-13
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 3-0
BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 12-8
BYU Record in Overtime Games: 1-2
These two MWC foes met twice during the 2010 campaign with each team winning on its homecourt. In the game in Laramie on Jan. 19, the Cowgirls got the 69-54 win. Then in the game in Provo on Feb. 20, the Cougars picked up the 51-48 victory.
Wyoming and BYU also met during the 2010 postseason WNIT, with the Cougars getting the 67-63 win on Mar. 25 in Laramie. The victory advanced BYU to the quarterfinals of the tournament where they fell to eventual champion Cal.
UNLV enters the week in sixth place in the most recent MWC standings with a (9-12, 2-5) record. The Rebels have captured league victories over Air Force and New Mexico and are at Utah on Tues. Feb. 1. Sophomore guard Kelli Thompson is leading the way in scoring for UNLV with 13.5 points while grabbing 3.4 boards a game. Junior forward Jamie Smith tops the team in the rebound category grabbing 7.8 rebounds per contest and she also has the most steals with 31 to date. Teammate Mia Bell has the most assists with a total of 93. Kathy Olivier enters her third season at the helm of UNLV’s women’s basketball program.
Overall Series Record: BYU leads 26-12
BYU Record in Provo: 15-2
BYU Record in Las Vegas: 10-9
BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 1-1
BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: 16-7
BYU Record in Overtime Games: 1-2
These two teams opened the 2011 MWC race when they played in Provo on Jan. 5, 2011. In that game the Cougars picked up the 75-64 victory led by a season-high 19 points from guard Jazmine Foreman. Also impressive for BYU was Coriann Fraughton who recorded her second double-double of the season, scoring 15 points to go along with 13 rebounds. Mindy Bonham also reached double digits with 12 points, five boards and four assists. Haley Hall dished out a team and game high 10 assists. Despite being down by a point, 40-39 at the break, the Cougars came out in the second half and took the lead right backwith freshman Jennifer Hamson putting in a layup and Fraughton following itwith another two points. Foreman stole the ball from UNLV’s Byrd with 9:30 left in the game for a coast-to-coast layup, starting the Cougars on a 6-2 run that would secure the lead and take them to victory.
BYU finished the game shooting 43 percent from the field, 31 percent from three-point range and 74 from the line. They outrebounded the Rebels by one, 38-37 and tallied 26 points in the paint to their 10.
Travel Itinerary (to Las Vegas)
Team Flight: Delta #1883 departs on Fri. Feb. 4 at 3:20 p.m., from Salt Lake City, arriving in Las Vegas at 4:48 p.m.
Team Flight: Delta #2940 departs Sun. Feb. 6 at 6:30 a.m., from Las Vegas, arriving in Salt Lake City at 10:30 a.m. Team Hotel: Springhill Suites, Convention Center, 2989 Paradise Road, 702-433-5880, 702-433-5161, fax.
The BYU women’s basketball team continues league action on Wed. Feb. 9 when it hosts the Air Force Academy at 7 p.m. They then take a shorttrip to Salt Lake City for a matchup with instate rival, Utah on Sat. Feb. 12.