Jan. 1, 2002
WYOMING 93, Western New Mexico 42 - Box Score
LARAMIE, Wyo. - In dominating fashion, the WyomingCowgirl Basketball Team defeated the Western New Mexico Mustangs, 93-42,on Tuesday afternoon in Laramie. The Cowgirls, with a third straightvictory, run their record to 6-5, while the Mustangs dropped to 1-12overall.
Wyoming opened up by scoring the first six points of the game beforeWNMU would answer with a basket. That lead would grow to 20-8, with theMustangs not breaking double-digits until nine minutes into the game.The Cowgirls continued to pour on the pressure outscoring Western NewMexico 21-9 in the final ten minutes of the half to take a 43-19advantage going into halftime.
The second half didn't fair much better for the Mustangs, as theCowgirls would come out and go on a 13-6 run to open up a 34 point lead.That lead would grow to Wyoming's largest of 53 points, as they heldWNMU scoreless for almost six minutes during the half to go onto the93-42 victory. The 42 points given up by the Cowgirls was the lowesttotal of the season, and their 5-0 home record is their best since the1996-97 season.
Western New Mexico was led by Mary Cavazos, who finished with a teamleading 12 points and eight rebounds. The Mustangs struggled from thefield as they only shot 18-67 (.269) from the field and committed 29turnovers.
Five players recorded double-figures on the evening, including juniorforward Carrie Bacon. She finished with a team high 16 points, alongwith four rebounds. Darci Arsene led the team with seven rebounds, whileadding 15 points. A highlight on the afternoon for the Cowgirls werefreshmen Kelly McRee and Tara Rimsky, as they both recorded career highsin points. McRee finished with 11 points, while Rimsky recorded six. Asa team, the Cowgirls were 36-74 (.486) from the field, along withbringing down a season high 51 boards.
"I was really glad we had the opportunity to play a lot of our youngerkids," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "They come out, practice hardevery day and you want to reward them with minutes on the floor. I washappy that we could spread those minutes out among all of them."
"I was also pleased with our post-play. Sara Hippen played some solidminutes for us and I was really trying to get her in there and see whatshe could do. She's one that gets better everyday and will be a greatplayer for us in the future. Kristin Lenhardt also got in there and didsome nice things, so overall I'm pleased with the play of our youngposts and look for them to give us quality minutes during the conferenceseason."
Wyoming will now travel to Pocatello, Idaho, on Saturday night, fortheir final non-conference match-up before they begin conference play.They will face Big Sky opponent Idaho State, at 7:05 p.m., on Saturday.