Kenny Cox | Posted: 25 Oct 2022 | Updated: 22 Nov 2022

Women's basketball hosts Westminster in exhibition game

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PROVO, Utah – BYU women's basketball will prepare for the 2022-23 regular season with an exhibition game against Westminster at the Marriott Center on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed on and the BYUtv App. 

Tickets are not required for the exhibition game and admission is free.  

Head coach Amber Whiting takes over for Jeff Judkins following his retirement after 21 seasons at the helm of the program. The BYU alumnus inherits a roster that returns All-West Coast Conference first-team selection Lauren Gustin, one of the nation's best rebounders. 

Gustin, 6-foot-1 junior, posted 14 double-doubles last season, averaging 11.5 rebounds and 10.7 points per game. She is on the 2022-23 Katrina McClain Award watch list and a preseason All-WCC selection. 

BYU also returns Nani Falatea, a sophomore who led BYU in 3-point percentage last year (50.0 percent, 21 of 42) and junior Kaylee Smiler who has played in 71 career games.

The Cougars added Arizona State transfer, Gabriela Bosquez to the guard line. Bosquez, a 5-foot-7 graduate transfer, played in 44 games for the Sun Devils after playing at Blinn College and St. Edwards. 

Former Utah Gatorade Player of the Year Emma Calvert returns after playing in 23 games as a true freshman along with Arielle Mackey-Williams after seeing action in 20 games last year. 

BYU opens its regular season on Tuesday, Nov. 8 on the road at Colorado State. 

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