Fischer sets BYU record as Cougars handle Chaminade


Nov 25, 2014; Lahaina, Maui, HI, USA; Brigham Young Cougars guard Tyler Haws (3) shoots against Chaminade Silverswords guard Michael Louder (22) during the 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational at the Lahaina Civic Center. Brigham Young defeated Chaminade 121-85. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Chase Fischer set a school record with 10 three pointers made as BYU cruised to a 121-85 victory of Chaminade in their second game of the Maui Invitational.  BYU came out hitting their first 12 three point shots and Chaminade was never able to hang close.  They finished the game shooting 17/29 from beyond the arc.

Fischer broke Jimmer Fredette’s record of 9 three point shots in a game and did so in only 23 minutes, finishing with 30 points.  Despite playing only 2 minutes in the first half after picking up two quick fouls, Tyler Haws scored an efficient 19 points on 6/7 shooting.  Anson Winder was solid once again with 18 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 assists, as was Kyle Collinsworth with 14 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists.  Winder was able to use his end to end quickness to get many easy layups.  Nate Austin had the hustle play of the game after saving a BYU air ball from going out of bounds and dishing to a cutting Dalton Nixon to the basket for an easy layup.

Chaminade’s best three point shooter Kiran Shastri was held to 16 points on 3/10 from beyond the arc.  Other Silversword players in double figures included David Ware (15 points), Kuany Kuany (14), and Lee Bailey (10).

Stat of the Day

BYU and Chaminade both committed 15 turnovers, but the Cougars had 28 assists while the Silverswords had only 10.  BYU had excellent ball movement and so many times made the extra pass to find an open shooter, which was usually Chase Fischer.

Moving Forward

The Cougars will face the Purdue Boilermakers in the 5th place game tomorrow at 2 PM Pacific Time on ESPN2.  Purdue will present a challenge with their talented trio of big men comprised of Isaac Haas, Vincent Edwards, and AJ Hammons.  Kendall Stephens will challenge the Cougars from the outside and Rapheal Davis will give BYU fits as well.  The Cougars will need to improve their defense and rebounding if they want to come out of Maui with 2 wins.