Women’s basketball wins in first road trip of the season

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The Cougars outlasted the UNLV Rebels by a final score of 71-64 in the team’s first away contest of the season.

Xojian Harry came off the bench and scored a career-high 13 points and had three 3-pointers. Harry was a huge lift of energy off the bench and was an essential piece to the Cougars’ victory.

BYU women's basketball players take a rest during a recent home game. Photo by Jaren Wilkey/ BYU Photo
BYU women’s basketball players take a rest during a recent home game. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

“(UNLV) was on fire tonight, but I give (Harry) a lot of credit,” BYU head coach Jeff Judkins said in a press release. “She gave us a big spark, there’s no question. She came in and hit shots and did things that she really doesn’t practice.”

The Cougars took advantage of the Rebels’ inability to hold the ball and scored 24 points off 12 Rebel turnovers in the first half.

Going into half, the Cougars led 33-26 and shot 42 percent from the field. The team was also able to get the free-throw line 15 more times than the Rebels.

At the start of the second half the Rebels went on a 10-0 run and took the lead 36-35.

The Cougars were able to regain the lead after Harry entered the game and hit 2-3 from beyond the arch. There were six lead changes in the game, but the Cougars were able to prevail against the Rebels.

Jennifer Hamson continues to remain a model of consistency and finished the game with 13 points and four rebounds. Morgan Bailey also recorded her first double-double of the season and had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Cougars’ next game will be on Nov. 16, when the team will host Boston College. Tip off starts at 4 p.m.

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