Jan. 7, 2004
Ogden, Utah (Jan. 7, 2004) -- The Wyoming basketball team (4-8 overall) dropped a 61-49 contest against the Weber State Wildcats (5-7 overall) on Wednesday night in Ogden.
After Weber State scored the first basket of the game, the Cowgirls answered with a 9-2 run to open up a five point lead. It was the Wildcats turn to respond by scoring the next nine of twelve to retake the lead 13-12. From that point, both teams traded baskets with neither taking a significant lead. With three minutes left in the half, Weber State scored six straight to take their largest lead of the game 26-21. The Cowgirls pulled to within one, but the Wildcats would take a 31-25 lead in to locker room.
Brenda Pickup led all scorers with 13 points, while Weber State's Julie Gjertsen finished with 12. Freshman Michelle Lieber led the team with four rebounds. As a team, they were 10-22 (.455) from the field and 4-8 (.500) from beyond the arc.
The Wildcats hit the first couple of shots to go up ten points right out of the half, but the Cowgirls responded with a 10-2 run to make the score 37-35. They eventually took the lead 39-38, but it was short lived as the Wildcats went on a 12-0 run while Wyoming went almost six minutes without a basket. A three-point field goal from Kristen Lenhardt broke the streak to pull the Cowgirls within eight unfortunately that would be as close as they would get. They were out scored 11-7 in the final five minutes of the game losing by the final of 61-49 to Weber State.
Two Cowgirls finished in double-figures, including senior Brenda Pickup. She finished the night with a career high 21 points while shooting 8-14 from the field and 4-7 from beyond the arc. Junior Ashley Elliott followed her with 14 points and seven assists. MWC player of the week Michelle Lieber led the team with seven rebounds. As a team, they were 19-46 (.431) from the field.
Wyoming will play their final non-conference game of the season on Saturday afternoon hosting the Eastern Washington Eagles at 2:00 p.m.