Cowgirl Hoops Loses To MWC Conference Rival CSU

Feb. 11, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - *Colorado State at Wyoming - Colorado State 89-48 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team(8-13, 2-6) lost their second straight game in a row falling to theColorado State Rams (16-5, 6-2), 89-48, on Friday night in Laramie.

The Cowgirls would seem to have the early momentum jumping out to a 9-5lead. But Colorado State would tie the score at 11-11, and would neverlook back. Their lead grew to 20 at one point in the half, and theywould take a 44-26 lead into halftime.

In the second half, it would all start to snowball with every shotthrown up by the Rams going in. The Cowgirls never gained any momentumback and were defeated, 89-48.

Freshman Ashley Augspurger led the way for Rams with 15 points andseven rebounds. She was 7 of 11 from the field, along with five assistsand six steals. As a team, Colorado State shot 58% (33-57) from thefield and 46% (11-24) from the three-point arc.

Carrie Bacon finished the night with 11 points, two assists and threesteals for the Cowgirls. As a team, the Cowgirls were dismal from thefield shooting only 29%(15-52), and 4-22 (18%) from behind the arc.

The Cowgirls are now 8-13 overall and 2-6 in the conference. They willhost Utah and Brigham Young next week.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I never thought we would play the way we did after we had played sowell down in Ft. Collins. There is pretty much not a lot to say, and I'mbasically in total shock right now. I felt like our girls came out inthe first four or five minutes, and looked really tired and couldn't gettheir shots going. Once our shots stopped falling for us, we just fellapart and our defense fell apart. They scored 11 possessions in a rowand we didn't, which I thought was really the end of the game. They alsokilled us on the boards. The two things I said before this game was wehad to be aggressive on the boards and get to the free throw line, andwe did a better job of getting to the foul line, but they just scored atwill. They scored at will and we couldn't, and that was the differencein the game."

"This is a loss that is going to hurt, and you have to learn from it orit will happen again. You do have to bounce back, but you have to figureout why and what happened. It's something you can't answer quickly, butyou have to break down the film and look to see if it was something theydid or if it was us. I'm sure it was a little of both, but ColoradoState played as well as tonight as I've seen them play. We playedpoorly, and all you can say is that we have to go on, but it's going tobe a tough one to get over."