BYU basketball: Cougars prevail despite second-half struggles
Los Angeles •Â It could've been a killer.
Lexi Eaton drove under the basket, into traffic. The sophomore was looking to get a bucket, pass it off or draw a foul, but none of those happened.
What happened was better: After the ball was swatted from Eaton's hands, Jennifer Hamson's long arms stretched out for it and she put a shot up herself the last of her five attempts that night. Like the previous four, this one sank in, and Hamson got a shot for an extra point after an official called a foul on the play.
She had swept in at the right moment, characteristic of the night's performance for BYU.
"She's a girl who loves to get through and score, and I was just there in case she didn't quite make it," Hamson said of the play, which ultimately clinched the win. "So it ended up bouncing off a defender right into my hands."