Cowgirl Basketball Ends Road Trip With A Loss

Jan. 22, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - *Wyoming at BYU - BYU 80-65 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball teamended their Utah road trip with an 80-65 loss to the Brigham YoungCougars, on Saturday night.

The Cowgirls, at one point in the first half, lead the game by tenpoints. But the Cougars cut into that lead by going on a 10-2 run at theend of the half. Wyoming would go into the half with a one point lead.

BYU would come out in the second half with the hot hand striking early.They would gain the lead in the first three minutes, and never lookback. Senior Jill Adams would finish the game with a team high 25 pointsand nine rebounds. They were 29-63 for 46% from the field and 67% fromthe line.

For the Cowgirls, sophomore Carrie Bacon got back on track, as shefinished the night with 20 points and six rebounds. She was 9-14 fromthe field and added three steals. Freshman Ann McColl in her firststart of the season had seven points and six rebounds. As a team, theCowgirls were 44% (27-61) from the field and 6-7 (86%) from the charitystripe.

Wyoming is now 6-10 overall and 0-3 in the conference. They will returnhome next week to host New Mexico on Thursday night and Air Force onSaturday afternoon.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I really felt like our team came out and executed the game plan forthe first 13 minutes almost to perfection. We really wanted to come outand keep them to one side of the floor, and we did a really nice job ofthat. We also did a good job on the boards, and it allowed us to startour transition, which we need. At that point, I thought we were doingwell, but we got tired, started substituting and we had a little bit ofa mental break down, which happens with such a young team. It is hard tokeep that level of intensity, when you're playing against an experiencedteam like BYU."

"I thought Carrie really got back on track. She was really focused andgave us a solid effort. Shelby Hoffman came off the bench, gave us aspark and competed really well. She did a nice job for us in the firsthalf. We consistently need more effort from the bench, and from ouryoung kids."