Cowgirls Wrap Up Non-Conference Play With Victory

Jan. 7, 2002

WYOMING 74, Idaho State 59 - Box Score

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Despite being down by four points athalftime, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (7-5 overall) pulled out a74-59 victory over the Idaho State Bengals (7-6 overall), on Saturdaynight in Pocatello, Idaho. This is the fourth victory in a row for theCowgirls, and the longest winning streak for them under head coach CindyFisher.

The Cowgirls were led by junior Ann McColl, who lead the team with 17points and six rebounds. Carly Stucky also chipped in 12 points, sixboards and seven assists. As a team, the Cowgirls shot 28-68 (.412) fromthe field, while outrebounding the Bengals 43-34.

The leading scorer for the Bengals was senior Mandi Carver, whofinished with 17 points and 12 boards. Idaho State shot 24-57 (.421)from the field, but struggled from the charity stripe shooting only 40%(6-15) for the game.

"Despite being down by four points at the half, I thought our kids dida great job defensively in the second half which created several scoringopportunities for us," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "We missed someeasy baskets in the first half, but I felt they did a nice jobre-focusing in the second half. Ashley Elliott came in and gave usquality minutes, along with scoring eight points. Also, Chassie Wiersmacame off the bench, played 13 minutes, plus finished with four pointsand four rebounds and did an excellent job. All the way around it was agreat defensive effort as we outrebounded them 43-34 and just got thejob done in the second half. It was a good win and I'm very happy."

The Cowgirls will open up conference play this week on the road as theytravel to Utah. They open up on Thursday night, at 7:00 p.m. with amatch-up against the Utah Utes (7-5 overall) and then Brigham Young (9-4overall), on Saturday afternoon, at 1:00 p.m.