Cowgirl Hoops Fall To Utes On The Road

Jan. 20, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - *Wyoming at Utah - Utah 84-46 - - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirls continuedtheir conference road trip by falling to the Utah Utes, 84-46, onThursday night in Salt Lake City.

Both teams started off the game very sluggish, scoring a combined 11points in the first seven minutes of the game. The Utes would eventuallystart hitting their shots taking a 20-10 lead. The Cowgirls would closethat gap with an 8-2 run, but Utah would take a 37-23 lead into thehalf.

The second half didn't fair much better for Wyoming, with the Utesgoing on a 13-2 run to begin the half.

Led by freshman guard Carly Stucky, who finished the night with tenpoints and four rebounds, the Cowgirls were plagued by 29 turnovers andonly shot 34% from the field.

The Cowgirls are now 6-9 overall, and 0-2 in the conference. They willfinish up this road swing against the Brigham Young Cougars on Saturdayafternoon in Provo.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I think turnovers were a big key. You can't turn the ball over 29teams against the top team in the conference. They're a very experiencedteam, at home and they're going to take advantage of those turnovers. Wedid a nice job of taking care of the ball in the second half, but wedidn't have some people step up and play. I really credit Utah'sdefense, they shut down Carrie, Shelby and everyone we rely on to score,and no one was really able to step up. We great minutes out of Carly andthey did a good job on Ann McColl, but she still came up big with somepoints. I have to feed off the fact that two freshman led us inscoring."