Cowgirl Basketball Victorious In Corpus Christi

Jan. 8, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming at Texas A&M Christi - Wyoming 64-60 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketballteam defeated the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders, 64-60, on Saturdaynight in Corpus Christi.

The Cowgirls jumped out to an 18-4 lead in the early going, lookinglike they would run away with the game. They shot 48% in the first half,and went into the locker room with a 30-17 lead.

But the Islanders had different plans in the second half cutting intothe lead, and eventually taking the lead, 37-36, with 9:08 left in thehalf. The scoring would go back and forth with the Cowgirls taking thelead back for good at 5:39. With a Carly Stucky three-pointer and CarrieBacon free throws, Wyoming would finally close it out, 64-60.

The Cowgirls were led by sophomore forward Carrie Bacon, who finishedthe night with a team leading 23 points and seven rebounds. She was 5-7from the line and 13-16 from the free throw line. As a team, they shot48% from the field and 77% from the free throw line.

They are now 6-7 overall heading into conference play. They will faceColorado State at noon on Sat., Jan. 15 in Ft. Collins, Colo.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I think our defense was phenomenal the first 20 minutes. We reallytake a lot of pride in our defense, and we talked about how that wasgoing have to create our offense against a team like Corpus Christi, whois very athletic and talented. I think our girls did a good jobexecuting the game plan, and doing what we asked defensively, thereforwe could get out and run our transition. Unfortunately, we came out andkind of took a little time off, and didn't play so well, which is anarea we sometimes struggle with."

"I thought Carly Stucky did a great job tonight. She played 35 minutes,and gets more talented and confident every time. We had an all aroundgreat effort by everyone on the team. Our freshman grew up a whole bunchtonight, Ann McColl, Carly Stucky and Darci Arsene, stepped up andplayed great minutes. Carrie (Bacon) hit the shots when they count,being 13-16 from the free throw line, and that's what we need from her.Overall, I'm just proud of the team effort."