Cougars endure to the end and win

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Fans were cheering so loud you could barely hear yourself think, but Xojian Harry shut out all noise and hit a three with just 18 seconds left to give the Cougars the 88-85 lead over the Weber State Wildcats. This was the first time the Cougars had led in the game since the 6-4 mark.

Just seconds later, the Cougars would seal the game with a pair of free-throws by Stephanie Rovetti. With the win, the team keeps its unbeaten streak alive with a final victory of 90-85 over the Wildcats.

Xojian Harry takes a jumper in a home game this season. Photo by Elliott Miller.
Xojian Harry takes an open-jumper in a home game. (Photo by Elliott Miller)

“Great comeback,” said BYU head coach Jeff Judkins. “I can’t say enough about these girls to believe in themselves and not give up and just continue to execute and do what we needed to do. I think the zone won us the game in the second half. It got them (Weber State) out of rhythm. It got them standing around. This was a great performance by a lot of players.”

Both Jennifer Hamson and Kim Beeston had huge games for the team. Hamson had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 9 blocks. This was her sixth double-double of the season so far. Beeston continues to remain on fire from the three-point line and was 6–9 from beyond the arch. Lexi Eaton also came up big for the Cougars and finished the night with 25 points and 3 boards.

The Cougars struggled for much of the game and at one point were down by as many as 24 points. However, they were persistent and never gave up and were finally able to come out on top.

“We needed to be more aggressive on defense and play our game on offense,” Hamson said when asked about how the team was able to come back. “We knew we had it and just had to take it one play at a time.”

BYU returns home to the Marriott Center Saturday to play Utah in its second of three consecutive in-state rival games. The game will begin at 2 p.m. MST and will be broadcast live on BYUtv.

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