Feb 26 | 07:00 PM
1st - 195.525
Brigham Young University
2nd - 194.075
Boise State University
Anonymous | Posted: 26 Feb 2005 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Bust Broncos


PROVO -- The Cougars are back on track after beating Boise State tonight in the Marriott Center 195.525-194.075.

"We started out pretty good," said head coach Brad Cattermole.

And the Cougars just kept on going. Though none of the team scores tonight were season highs, they were enough to pull third highest total team score of the season.

On vault, the Cougars performed their very best as they are known for doing. Keeping with a common tradition, BYU took the top spots. Marie-Helene Claveau finished first with a 9.900 followed by fellow senior Jaime Mabray (9.875). Alethea Boon continues to be a stronghold in the vault lineup and took fourth with 9.850. On the Bronco's side, Kea Cuaresma tied for second and earned a season high. BYU finished overall with 49.275.

Moving on to bars, the Cougars landed all of their routines and did not suffer the falls of last week. Mabray came in first with 9.825 with BSU's Carla Chambers tying and Lindsay Ward finishing third (9.800). Mabray's first place finish was also a season high. In fourth was BYU's Cassandra Myers with 9.750 in only her third collegiate appearance. Final score: BYU 48.600, BSU 48.500.

Beam, usually a strong event for the Cougars, proved to be tough for BYU tonight. BSU's Ward took the top spot with 9.875. However, BYU took the next five spots with Dayna Smart leading (9.775). Jaime Mabray (9.750), Kandis Kelly (9.725), Marie-Helene Claveau (9.725), and Kacie Capra (9.675) rounded up the top six. BYU finished with 48.650 with BSU coming in at 47.900.

Though the score does not reflect it, BYU had some of the strongest performances on floor. Once again Jaime Mabray had a beautiful performance that landed her first place (9.875). Kirsten Pauga finished second and earned a 9.850 which tied her career high. Kandis Kelly performed for the first time on floor and proved she deserved to, coming in third (9.825). BSU's Ward once again led the team, coming in fourth (9.825) and earning a career high. The Cougars closed the meet with a 49.000 to BSU's 48.700.

BYU and BSU will face each other again next week in Boise, Idaho. The meet will take place at 7 p.m. MST on Friday, March 4th.


Anonymous | Posted: 23 Feb 2005 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars and Broncos Face Off


PROVO -- The BYU gymnastics team is home again this weekend as they prepare for a meet against Boise State Saturday, Feb. 26th in the Marriott Center at 7 p.m.

The Cougars are coming off a loss to Southern Utah last Friday after suffering three falls on bars. They lost to SUU 194.475-194.750. BYU is now 7-3 and currently ranked 13th nationally.

Boise State is currently 34th in the rankings with an average of 191.29. The Broncos have a full weekend ahead of them. On Friday BSU will be at Utah State and then will head down to BYU the next day. This will not be the only time the Cougars and Broncos line up. They will face each other again next weekend at Boise State.

The Cougars continue to work hard this season despite injuries. Last weekend against SUU the Cougars had their best night on vault (49.325) and beam (49.150) scoring season highs. These high scores have led to a 9th national ranking for vault and 12th ranking for beam. BYU's floor and bars scores also remain in the top 20 with floor at 14 and bars at 20.

In the all-around category, team captain Jaime Mabray is ranked 20th. Marie-Helene Claveau leads the Cougars on vault with a No. 14 ranking with Mabray and Kirsten Pauga tied for 23rd.

Last season the Cougars and Broncos also competed twice with BYU taking both wins. The last time BSU won against BYU was in 2003 at their second meet in Boise, with BYU winning the first meet.

Saturday's meet will be broadcast on BYU TV at 7 p.m. The next meet for both teams will be next Friday, March 4th in Boise. The meet will be in the Pavilion at 7 p.m.