PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Trent Plaisted's 15 points led Brigham Young
to an 80-54 win over in-state rival Weber State Saturday night.
The win moves the Cougars (6-2) to a perfect 16-0 in Provo
against the Wildcats (3-6) and also gives BYU a three-game winning
Lee Cummard's two free throws with 10:05 remaining in the
opening half tied the game at 16-16, and started the Cougars on a
10-0 run that culminated in a three-point play by Plaisted. He had
five points during the run that handed the Cougars a 24-16 lead
they wouldn't relinquish.
Down 14 at halftime, Weber State started the second half with a
7-0 run to close the gap to seven, but Mike Rose was fouled on a
3-point shot and hit all three free throws. Rashaun Broadus
followed with a 3-pointer that pushed the lead back up to 13.
BYU also had runs of 10-2 and 8-0 in the second half to put the
Weber State struggled from the field, shooting 29 percent, while
BYU shot 44 percent.
Fernando Malaman led the Cougars defensively with six blocks,
five in the first half.
Also in double figures for BYU was Brock Reichner and Keena
Young with 13 and 12 points respectively.
BYU's Derek Dawes and Weber State's Patten each had seven
rebounds to lead their teams.