Cougars Growl, 'Cats Whimper

Cougars Growl, 'Cats Whimper

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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 streak.

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 Wildcats away.

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.

Coric Riggs led all scorers with 19 points and was joined in double figures by teammate David Patten with 12.

BYU's Derek Dawes and Weber State's Patten each had seven rebounds to lead their teams.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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