Cowgirls Come Up Short Against Lobos

Jan. 25, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

*New Mexico at Wyoming - New Mexico 57-53 - Box Score

Despite holding a lead with threeminutes left in the game, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team fell shortby a final of 57-53 to the New Mexico Lobos, on Thursday night inLaramie.

The game was close throughout the entire game with the largest lead offive points by the Cowgirls, along with 17 ties and 19 lead changes.Unfortunately, the Cowgirls wouldn't be on the winning end falling,57-53.

Three players scored in double-figures for the Lobos, includingsophomore Jordan Adams. She finished with 13 points and a team highnine rebounds and seven blocks. The Lobos were 17-48 (.354) from thefield and 20-26 from the free throw line.

Shelby Hoffman was the leading scorer for the Cowgirls with 11 points,while Heather Shaffner also chipped in nine points. Despiteoutrebounding New Mexico 41-35, the Cowgirls shot a dismal 14-50 (.280)from the field.

"I think we got into a situation at the end of the game where NewMexico made a great adjustment, and we weren't quick enough to coverit," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "I also felt a couple of bounces andmissed check outs didn't go our way and that was the ball game. It'sjust the little things at this point in the season. I told them to stayfocused and our time will come if they keep putting games like thistogether we can't help but get better. I was really proud of theireffort."

"The zone defense really worked for us tonight. We came up with areally good game plan, and the girls went out and executed it. We sloweddown the ball, took time off the clock, so New Mexico couldn't run theirhalf court offense that they run extremely well. We mixed it up caused afew problems, and we did a nice job defensively."

The Cowgirls are now 8-9 overall and 0-4 in the conference. They willhost the Air Force Academy Falcons on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m.