Cowgirl Basketball Falls Short Against Lady Rebels

Feb. 5, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - *Wyoming at UNLV - UNLV 73-59 - Box Score

In their second game of the weekend,the Cowgirls came up a little short against the UNLV Rebels, 73-59.

The Cowgirls jumped out to an early 7-1 lead. They would hold onto thatlead until the 3:00 minute mark, when the Rebels went ahead 26-25. UNLVwould take a 36-30 score into halftime.

In the second half, the Rebels piled up the points gaining a 19 pointadvantage with 7:00 minutes left in the game. The Cowgirls would get itdown to ten, but didn't have enough left.

Linda Froelich led the way for UNLV, finishing the night with 27 pointsand 14 rebounds. The Rebels shot 46% from the field and finished thenight with 22 steals against the Cowgirls.

Junior Jessica Gibbs finished the night with a team high 14 points andeight rebounds. The Cowgirls were 20-57 (35%) from the field, and wereplagued by the turnover bug with 26.

Wyoming is now 8-12 overall and 2-5 in the conference. They will hostthe Colorado State Rams on Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I thought the kids played and worked hard tonight, we just couldn'tkeep Ann (McColl) and Jessica (Gibbs) in the game. We go into halftimeahead instead of down if they're out there on the floor. They both justneed to sustain longer, give us more points and more effort. Right now,we're making mental mistakes, it's nothing anyone is doing to us, wejust need total concentration and communication on the floor. You haveto be one step better when you come into someone else's place, and wewere in the first half. UNLV did a great job of attacking the glass andgetting on the boards strong. We did a poor job of checking out in thesecond half. The exciting part to me was that we were competitive with avery young team, they had a comeback in them, and were competitive."