Cowgirl Basketball Falls to Rice, Beats Tulsa

January 11, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowgirls went 1-1 in their WAC season opening games, January 7 & 9, as they defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane by the final of 76-63, but fell to Rice, 76-49. Both games were played in Laramie, Wyoming.

Against Rice, Wyoming was led by senior forward Jenny Lazzeri, who had her second double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Lazzeri was 5 of 13 from the field in 31 minutes of play. Also, junior guard Taran Stapp had 11 points and two steals in the victory. The Cowgirls were once again plagued by turnovers committing 34 on the night.

GAME SUMMARY
              1st half  2nd half   OT     Final(V)Rice         31        45        -      76(H)Wyoming      15        34        -      49

Team Leaders Wyoming Rice

Points Lazzeri-12 Brumfield-17Rebounds Lazzeri-11 Jordan-8Assists Marso-6 Wilson-5Steals Stapp,Ch.Bacon-2 Brown,Brumfield-4

Team Stats

FG % 31% 43.8% FT % 57.9% 60%3-pt % 14.3% 33.3%Pts off turnovers 18 322nd chance pts 19 11

Attendance - 316

In the second game of the weekend, the Cowgirls defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 76-63. The Cowgirls were led by senior center Rebecca Tomlin, who had a season high 18 points and added seven rebounds. She was six of nine from the field in 29 minutes as a starter. Senior forward Jenny Lazzeri added 14 points and six rebounds in the victory. Wyoming shot 49% from the field and 40% from the three-point line. They are now 5-8 overall, and 1-1 in the conference heading into this week's games versus TCU and SMU.

GAME SUMMARY
              1st half  2nd half   OT     Final(V)Tulsa        34        29        -      63(H)Wyoming      45        31        -      76

Team Leaders Wyoming Tulsa

Points Tomlin-18 Pittman-20Rebounds Dulaney-10 Wagner-6Assists Marso-6 Morrow-4Steals Four Players-3 Pittman-6

Team Stats

FG % 49.2% 38.7% FT % 50% 90.9%3-pt % 40% 33.3%Pts off turnovers 18 102nd chance pts 13 13

Attendance - 478