Tatiana Littlefield | Posted: 14 Nov 2019 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Team effort leads BYU to 90-38 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville

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The team celebrates a 90-38 victory.
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PROVO, Utah – 13 players on the BYU women’s basketball team scored points in a dominant 90-38 win over Texas A&M-Kingsville Thursday night at the Marriott Center.

BYU vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville Box Score

"I'm happy that everybody tonight got to play. A lot of them worked hard to get that opportunity, especially the two walk-ons, to be able to score," BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. "I'm sure that's a dream for them to be able to play in a game and get an opportunity to score a basket. It was good to see the girls execute what we're were trying to do and not go off on their own and do their own thing. The starting group started the game really well defensively and shot the ball from outside very well."​​

Babalu Ugwu’s career-best 12 points led all scorers while Brenna Chase Drollinger and Signe Glantz each recorded nine. Paisley Johnson, Jasmine Moody and Shalae Salmon tallied eight apiece. Sara Hamson grabbed 13 rebounds and Maria Albiero led the team with six assists.

The Cougars jumped to an early 11-0 lead as Johnson buried a pair of 3-pointers and Drollinger added a trey and layup, forcing the Javelinas to take a timeout with 8:13 on the clock.

Jasmine Moody added a bucket of her own after the timeout before the game slowed down and went scoreless for two and a half minutes. TAMUK ended the drought with a trey to bring the score to 13-3, but BYU continued to stay strong offensively and held a 23-3 advantage after the first period.

The Javelinas added another bucket from beyond the arc with 8:22 remaining in the first half but were unable to slow down the BYU offense as baskets by Salmon and Albiero helped extend the BYU lead to 32-6.

Both teams hit a 3-pointer to close out the first half as the Cougars took a 44-17 advantage into the locker room after shooting 46.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from beyond the arc. 11 different players saw time on the court in the first half with all providing at least one point.

Drollinger got the first basket of the second half to start BYU on a 9-3 run to bring the lead to 33 points, 53-20. A pair of free-throws by Johnson was followed with jumpers by Salmon and Moody to give the Cougars a 59-23 advantage.

The TAMUK cut into the deficit with back-to-back buckets near the end of the third quarter but Ugwu recorded the final bucket of the period as BYU had a 71-29 lead.

In the first five minutes of the fourth quarter, Glantz led the way with five points off a pair of baskets from the charity stripe and a trey while the Javelinas scored nine to bring the score to 81-38. The Cougars ended the game with a nine-point run that included baskets by four different players.

BYU hits the road to take on Fresno State on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. MST.

Team Notes

  • BYU held TAMUK to just 38 points, the lowest score by an opponent since Santa Clara had 34 on Feb. 8, 2018.
  • In the first half, the Cougars shot 46.2 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from 3-point range. BYU finished the game shooting 47.9 percent, including 35.7 percent from beyond the arc.
  • The Cougars held the Javelinas to just 26.4 percent shooting for the game and 23.3 percent from behind the arc.
  • BYU outscored TAMUK in the paint 16-0 in the first half and had 24 bench points to the Javelinas’ six. BYU finished the game with 36 points in the paint to TAMUK four, and had 53 bench points to the Javelinas’ 11.
  • The Cougars won the rebounding battle in the first period, 30-11. They finished the game with 58 rebounds while the Javelinas had 20.
  • In assists, BYU dished out 27 for the game while TAMUK had nine.

Player Notes

  • Babalu Ugwu led the team in scoring with a career-high 12 points on six of nine shooting. She also added five rebounds, three steals and two assists.  
  • Brenna Drollinger went into the locker room with a team-high seven points in the first half. She finished the game with nine points on four of eight shooting while adding two rebounds and two assists.
  • Sara Hamson pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds in the first half and finished the game with a season-high 13. She also had five points, a team-high two blocks and two steals on the night.
  • Signe Glantz had a career-high nine points while adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal.
  • Paisley Johnson filled the stat sheet with eight points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals.
  • Kaylee Smiler finished the game with six points, six rebounds, three assists and a steal.
  • 14 different Cougars checked into the game with 13 of them scoring.  
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