Cowgirl Hoops Defeat Aztecs

Feb. 3, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

*Wyoming at San Diego State - Wyoming 78-71 - Box Score

Led by Carrie Bacon, who finishedthe night with 24 points and 11 rebounds, the Wyoming Cowgirls (8-11,2-4) defeated the San Diego State Aztecs (6-13, 1-5), 78-71 on Thursdaynight.

The Cowgirls would comeout with the hot hand early and would sustainthroughout the first half. They were 18-29 for 62% from the field in thefirst half, and would take a 40-31 lead into the first half.

In the second half, the Cowgirls would continue to dominate the Aztecswith the lead at one point growing to 14 points. San Diego State wouldclose the gap to three points, but free throws from Carrie and ChristyBacon would close out the game and give the Cowgirls the victory.

Wyoming was led by Carrie Bacon, who finished the night with 24 pointsand 11 rebounds. She was 10-20 from the field and 4-4 from the line. TheCowgirls also shot 56% (32-57) from the field, their best percentage onthe season. Freshman Jamie Cox led the way for the Aztecs with 23points.

The Cowgirls are now 8-11 overall and 2-4 in the Mountain WestConference. They will face UNLV on Saturday night.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I think we made huge strides tonight just by sustaining a lead. We hadbeen talking in practice the last couple of days that when we build alead not letting the other team back into the game. I thought San DiegoState made some great adjustments in the second half, but our kids did agood job of adjusting. This is also two good games in a row for Shelby.She shooting the ball really well, a big plus for us, Christy Bacon hada good game off the bench, and Jessica and Carrie did a good job on theboards. Anytime you go on the road, you need to get to the foul line andstrong on the boards, and we did a good job of that. It's a good win onthe road, and we'll take it right now."