Cowgirls Fall Short Against Rebels

March 1, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. - *UNLV at Wyoming - UNLV 72-69 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirls fell short in a72-69 loss to the UNLV Rebels, on Thursday night, in Laramie.

The first half started off with a huge three point shot by the RebelsLinda Frohlich, but the Cowgirls stayed tough. With the score tied at 10all, the Cowgirls went on a run to eventually take a 27-17 lead,their largest lead of the game. Despite a comeback by the Rebels,Wyoming took a 34-31 lead into the half.

The Rebels opened up the second half with a 17-6 run to take a 50-40lead and really seemed to take control of the game. But the Cowgirlshad other ideas, as they went on a 17-0 run to take the lead back at57-50. A 14-2 run by the Rebels then gave them the lead back at 64-61.At the three minute mark with the score at 67-71, neither teamscored for two minutes until two free shots by Shelby Hoffmanclosed the gap to 69-71. Unfortunately, a last second shot by BrendaPickup came up short as the Rebels went onto the 72-69 victory. TheCowgirls were 23-60 (.383) from the field, and committed only nineturnovers.

UNLV was led by junior Linda Froehlich, who finished the night as theleading scorer and rebounder with 27 points and 15 rebounds. They were27-56 (.482) from the field and 9-16 (.563) from beyond the arc.

Four starters scored in double-figures, including senior ShelbyHoffman, who finished the night with a team high 16 points. JessicaGibbs and Darci Arsene chipped in a team high seven rebounds, along with15 points each.

"No one probably thought that we would be in this game at all, and bythe looks of it everyone thinks this year is over," said head coachCindy Fisher. "But, I thought our girls played hard and took the gameright down to the wire. I didn't really know what to expect going intothis game tonight, especially without Ann and the lack of depth, butthey fought hard. It really came down to the last minute and a half, wethrew the ball away, took a couple of poor shots and didn't execute ourinbounds play at the end."

The Cowgirls are now 10-16 overall and 2-11 in the conference. Theywill finish up the regular season on Saturday afternoon against SanDiego State at 2:00 p.m.