Center Jennifer Hamson led all players with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the annual blue/white scrimmage held by the BYU women’s basketball team Tuesday. The Cougar women played one 20-minute half followed by two 12-minute periods.
Hamson led all Cougars with a double-double from 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Kim Beeston added 14 points, five boards and two steals. Junior Xojian Harry contributed 13 points, while sophomore guard Lexi Eaton put up 11 points and grabbed three rebounds.
“We saw some good things today and some things that we need to still work on,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said. “It’s good to know that we have a lot of depth but we need to learn to play as a team.”
Freshman guard Cassie Broadhead got the white team on the board first with a layup five minutes into the first 20-minute half. A minute later, senior Hamson tied up the score with a two-pointer of her own. The bucket sparked a run by the blue team, which took a 14-6 lead midway through the half. The white team reached double digits with just over five minutes remaining on back-to-back buckets from Harry. The half ended with the blue team leading 32-22.
The team played two additional 12-minute halves before finishing out the evening. In the second 12-minute period, the white team came out on top, 19-17, in a closely contested battle. The third half ended with the white team in front once again, 30-22.
Next week, the Cougars host two exhibition games. Colorado Mesa University visits the Marriott Center on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. MDT. The following day, in-state foe Westminster College comes to Provo in a 3 p.m. MDT tipoff. Both contests are free to the public.
The 2013-14 women’s basketball season officially gets underway Friday, Nov. 8, when the team hosts first time opponent South Dakota State in a 3 p.m. MDT tip. The Jackrabbits participated in last season’s NCAA tournament.
Norma Collett is the athletic communications director for the BYU women's basketball team. She can be reached at 801-422-4908 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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