Brigham Young University
Nov 26 | 05:00 PM
67 - 55
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University Credit Union Pavilion

1928 Saint Marys Road Moraga CA 94575

wcraft | Posted: 26 Nov 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Road Victory for Women's Basketball


MORAGA -- The BYU women's basketball team celebrated their Thanksgiving holiday on the road with a 67-55 victory over the University of Wisconsin at the Concord Hilton Thanksgiving Tournament in California, Saturday.

"This is a nice win for us on the road," said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. "We played really well in the first half by coming out agressively on offense and defense. Mindy (Bonham) and Haley (Hall) played really solid for us, they made some smart plays. Coriann also did a great job defending Wisconsin's top player."

Senior Mindy Bonham led all scorers with 16 points in the Cougar victory for her second consecutive game to score in double-figures. Teammates Jazmine Foreman and Haley Hall also contributed double-figure scoring with 10 and 11 points, respectively.

The Cougars took the lead in the first 30 seconds of action and never let up. Hall converted a steal by Foreman for the first three points on the board and her first of three 3-pointers on the night.

Anya Covington was the only player in double figures for Wisconsin with 16 after a tremendous defensive effort by BYU forward Coriann Fraughton (Wood). Fraughton kept Covington to a six-point less scoring performance than her average for the season.

Heading into their respective locker rooms at halftime, the Cougars had taken a 44-26 lead. In the first half of play, the Cougars held the Badgers to just 37 percent shooting from the field while going 48 percent themselves.

The Cougars finished the game with a three-pointer from Hall, just how they had started it. BYU outrebounded the Badgers 36-34 and recorded nine steals to the Wisconsin's three.

BYU will stay put for their next game in the tournament where they'll play Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 6 p.m. PT.

Game Notes


The 44 points scored in the first half by the Cougars are the second highest point total of the season.

For the first time this season, three BYU players scored in double figures.

BYU grabbed 36 rebounds to Wisconsin’s 34 marking the second straight time that the Cougars have outrebounded their opponent.

The Cougars had a season low 11 turnovers vs. Wisconsin.

BYU went to the free throw line 25 times, making 15 from the charity stripe, the most on the year.


Mindy Bonham led the BYU effort with a team high 16 points recording her fourth double figure game of the year, her second straight and 44th overall.

Senior guard Haley Hall picked up season highs in points with 11 marking her second double digit outing of the year and her 20th career.

Jazmine Foreman picked up her first double figure contest of the year and her 21st overall with 10 points and they are also season highs.

Coriann Fraughton grabbed team and game highs in rebounds with a total of 10 which are the second highest on the year.

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Norma Bertoch | Posted: 24 Nov 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Norma Bertoch

Two Games At Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic This Weekend


With a 2-2 record the Cougar women will spend Thanksgiving in Moraga, Calif., competing in the Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic, hosted by St. Mary’s. The team will play two schools from the Big Ten Conference.

BYU is slated to play Wisconsin (2-3), Fri., Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. PT, and Northwestern (4-0) on Sat. Nov. 27 at 5 p.m. PT. All games will be played at the McKeon Pavilion.

2010-11 Stats Summary

-- Shooting from field: (.389, 103-265)

-- Shooting from three-point line: (.356, 37-104)

-- Shooting from free-throw line: (.608, 31-51)

-- Average points per game: 68.5

-- Average rebounds per game: 44.0

-- Average assists per game: 20.3

-- Average steals per game: 11.5

-- Average blocks per game: 3.3

-- Average turnovers per game: 18.0

Record Watching

-- BYU head coach Jeff Judkins has compiled a 182-101 record as of Nov. 23 and is 18 wins away from picking up his 200th career victory.

-- Coach Judkins improved his home opener record to 9-1 with the 80-55 win over Washington on 11/20/10. He's also 11-6 against Pac-10 schools overall.

-- With the 11 points scored against Utah State University on Nov. 23, senior guard Mindy Bonham has tallied 925 points and is close to reaching BYU’s 1,000-point club.

Team Captains Selected

Mindy Bonham and Haley Hall have been chosen by their teammates as co-captians for the 2010-11 season. This is Hall’s third straight co-captain selection.

Player Updates/Injuries

Freshmen Morgan Bailey and Stephanie Rovetti will redshirt the 2010-11 season.

Dayna Burgess is not expected to play in the upcoming games due to a knee injury.

Team Highlights (2010-11)

-- Best field goal percentage: (.477, 31-65) vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Best 3-point field goal percentage: (.440, 11-25) vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Best free throw percentage: (.688, 11-16) at Duke, 11/13/10

-- Most three pointers made: 11 vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Most rebounds: 56 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- Most assists: 30 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- Most blocks: 8 vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Most steals: 13 vs. Washington, 11/20/10

-- Least number of turnovers: 13 vs. Utah State, 11/23/10

-- The BYU bench outscored the Washington bench 33-10, the most to date

-- Six players scored in double figures in the home win vs. Utah State, the most so far this season, and during coach Judkins tenure

-- The Cougars scored 84 points in the home win over Utah State on 11/23/10, the most to date and the second straight time scoring 80+points. Last year BYU went 13-1 when they scored at least 70 points per game



The University of Wisconsin has compiled a 2-3 record to date capturing wins over Saint Louis and William & Mary. They lost at home to Marquette, 52-66 on Wed. Nov. 24. The Badgers return three starters and eight letterwinners who are coming off a 21-11 overall record last season where they finished third in the Big Ten and competed in the first round of the NCAA tournament. After four games, Wisconsin has three senior players scoring in double figures led by 27.0 points from 5-7 guard Alyssa Karel. She’s followed by forward Tara Steinbauer who tallies 13.5 points and grabs a team high 9.3 rebounds per game. Rounding out the double digit scoring is 6-4 forward Lin Zastrow who puts up 10.0 points and grabs 6.0 boards a contest. Head coach Lisa Stone is in her eighth season at the helm of the women’s program.

Series History

This will be the first meeting between these two schools.


The Wildcats have compiled a 4-0 record so far this season with wins over Dartmouth, LSU, Western Kentucky and Chicago State. They will play hosts St. Mary’s on Fri. Nov. 26 at the Hilton-Concord Thanksgiving Classic before battling BYU on Saturday. Northwestern returns four starters and nine letterwinners from last year’s team that compiled an 18-15, 7-11T-8th record. Senior center Amy Jaeschke leads the team in scoring and rebounding with 22.6 points and 8.0 boards per game. Brittany Orban, a 6-0 junior forward puts up 13.5 points and grabs 7.0 rebounds a game. The third player who contributes in double digits is senior guard Beth Marshall with her 12.5 points and 1.5 rebounds while topping the list in assists with 19 total on the season. Head coach Joe McKeown enters his third year at the helm of Northwestern’s women’s basketball team.

Series History

Overall Series Record: Northwestern leads 2-0

BYU Record in Provo: N/A

BYU Record in Evanston: 0-1

BYU Record in Neutral Sites: 0-1

BYU Record under Jeff Judkins: N/A

BYU Record in Overtime Games: N/A

Longest BYU Win Streak: N/A

Longest Northwestern Win Streak: 2 (1988-1990)

Largest BYU Margin of Victory: N/A

Largest Northwestern Margin of Victory: 30, 107-77 in‘ 88

Last Meeting

These two teams have not played each other in 20 years. Their last outing was played on Dec. 22, 1990 when both were participating in a Stanford tournament. In that matchup, Northwestern defeated BYU, 95-75. Their other meeting was two years earlier when the Cougars made a visit to Evanston on Dec. 2, 1988 where the Wildcats won 107-77.

What’s Next

The team will continue play on the road, this time going to Laie, Hawai’i to compete in the Hukilau Invitational which they host with BYU-Hawaii. The Cougars will battle the BYU-Hawaii on Fri., Dec. 3 and the University of San Diego on Sat. Dec. 4. Both games tip off at 2 p.m.

BYU makes a short trip to Orem, to battle Utah Valley University on Dec. 9 before hosting Weber State on Dec. 11 and Portland State on Dec. 18.

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