BYU's women's basketball team found its press and came away with a 73-50 win over New Mexico Thursday night in Albuquerque.
"Our goal this week was to get the press going again," said Cougar coach Jeanie Wilson. "We've been struggling with our press because we haven't been attacking it the way we should, that changed tonight."The Cougars' tenacious press gave them 18 steals. That, along with 19 more boards than the opposition, helped the Cougars get 13 more shots from the field than the Lobos. Nine of those shots were three-pointers, the second highest three-point total in BYU history.
For the third straight game, sophomore Behka Stafford came off the bench to lead BYU's scoring attack with 19 points. Also scoring in double figures for the Cougars were juniors Thais Kidd and Amberli Nelson . Nelson added a season-best 11 rebounds to lead the Cougars in that category.
The win moves BYU's record to 7-10 on the season and 2-3 in the WAC.