Sixth Straight Win for Cougars

Genevieve Claveau on Beam. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

DENTON -- Posting their highest score of the season, the BYU Cougars upset Texas Women's University and Southeast Missouri in their sixth straight win, 196.125-193.225-192.250.

This trip to Texas was the third week on the road for the Cougars, but that did not stop them from pulling out their best performances of the season. BYU captured the top three spots in all events.

The Cougars continue to dominate on vault tying BYU's eighth place record with 49.275. TWU and SEMO couldn't touch them with scores of 48.575 and 48.30. Co-captain Jaime Mabray led the way scoring 9.925, followed by Kirsten Pauga and Marie-Helene Claveau (9.900). Freshman Alethea Boon constantly improves, scoring a career high of 9.850.

On bars, the Cougars put up their second best score of the season with 48.625. TWU and SEMO trailed with 48.00 and 48.75 respectively. Genevieve Claveau had a stellar night, placing in the top three on bars, beam and floor. She took first on bars with 9.775. Kylee Draper, took second with her highest score of the season, 9.750. Mabray and Pauga tied for third with TWU's Courtney Arno (9.725).

Marie-Helene Claveau took first on beam (9.925) with Jaime Mabray taking second (9.825), Genevieve Claveau taking third (9.775) and Kandis Kelly coming in fourth (9.750). The team score of 48.925 was also the highest of the season for the Cougars.

BYU ended the competition on floor. The Cougars had their second highest score of the season (49.300) and the next closest was TWU with 48.725. Mabray once again took first with 9.925, with the Claveau twins picking up second and third.

All-arounder Marie-Helene Claveau put up her highest score of her career with 39.375. However, it was once again Mabray who took first in the all-around competition with 39.400. SEMO's Tara Boldt and Lexie Hein came in third and fourth with 37.875 and 37.850.

Now that the Cougars have effectively warmed up for the season, they prepare for their toughest competition of the season against Utah. The Cougars take on the Utes Friday, February 11, 2005 in Salt Lake City at the Huntsman Center. The meet will begin at 7 pm MST and will be the fourth week on the road for BYU.

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