Jan. 28, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team (14-4 overall, 4-3 in the MWC) earned a double-figure victory, 64-53, against the San Diego State Aztecs (3-15 overall, 0-8 in the MWC) on Saturday afternoon in San Diego.
"We knew this was going to be an intense game as San Diego State continued to improve as a team," said head coach Joe Legerksi. "I was very pleased with the effort of Megan McGuffey and Dominique Sisk. They came off the bench and played extremely well. I also thought Jodi Bolerjack had a solid effort."
Three Cowgirls finished the afternoon in double-figures including freshman Megan McGuffey. She recorded a team high 17 points along with five rebounds. Jodi Bolerjack finished with 16 points followed by Dominique Sisk with 13. Sophomore Hanna Zavecz was the leading rebounder with eight. Wyoming shot 23-48 (.479) from the field and 6-14 (.429) from the three-point line.
San Diego State was led by Erin Jackson with 16 points and seven rebounds. Michelle Strawberry followed with 12 points. The Aztecs were 19-55 (.345) from the field and out rebounded the Cowgirls 37-30.
The Cowgirls jumped out quickly with seven straight points, while it took San Diego State over three minutes to score. They would get on track and go on a 10-2 run to take a three point advantage, 12-9. Wyoming responded by scoring the next 11 of 13 to retake a six point lead, 20-14. It was short lived as the Aztecs came back with another 10-4 run to even things up at 24 all. Three Dominique free throws helped the Cowgirls regain a three point lead, 27-24 unfortunately the Aztecs scored the final six of eight to take a one point advantage, 30-29, in to the locker room.
San Diego State's Erin Jackson led all scorers at the half with 13 points along with four rebounds. Wyoming was led by sophomore Dominique Sisk with eight points, while Erin Hicks had seven. Hicks' was also the leading rebouder with four. The Cowgirls were 11-25 (.440) from the field and 5-8 (.625) from the free throw line. The Aztecs were 11-27 (.407) from the field, while out rebounding Wyoming 19-13.
Wyoming scored the first five of seven to take a two point lead, 34-32, but a quick basket by Desiree Johnson tied it up at 34 all. The Cowgirls responded with seven straight which was answered with a Kate Eveland to pull within four, 41-37. Jodi Bolerjack would score the next seven straight in order to give Wyoming a double-figure lead, 48-38. A three-point field goal by Michelle Strawberry stopped the run, but the Cowgirls scored the next seven of ten to go back up by 11, 55-44. San Diego State wouldn't go away as they scored five unanswered to close it to seven, 56-49, with about five minutes left. The Cowgirls kept their composure and held the Aztecs to only three points the remainder of the way as they would hold on to the 64-53 victory.
The Cowgirls will be on the road on Thursday, Feb. 2 as they take on the Utah Utes in Salt Lake City at 7:00 p.m. They will then host the UNLV Lady Rebels, on Saturday, Feb. 4 beginning at 2:00 p.m. in Laramie.