Nov. 3, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
An effective offense and heads-up defensehelped the University of Wyoming women's basketball team to a 92-35 win overAdams State College in the season's first exhibition match, today.
The Cowgirls shot 52 percent from the field, putting up astounding 63 shotsand only allowing the Grizzlies 32 attempts. Eleven Cowgirls got valuableplaying time with nine of them getting ten minutes or more. Last season UWfinished with only eight players total on the roster.
Notably present tonight were Carly Stucky, Carrie Bacon and Ann McColl, allwho were out all of, or most of, last season with injuries. The threecombined for 46 points and eight assists, looking as if they'd never beenoff the court.
"I thought the team played hard and played well," said UW head coach CindyFisher. "Any time you can get out there and put a lot of points on theboard, it's a confidence builder. I thought we also did some nice thingsdefensively."
Wyoming didn't let many opportunities pass them by. The Grizzlies turnedthe ball over 42 times thanks to the Cowgirls' excellent defense.
Several freshmen stepped up and played valuable minutes for the Cowgirls aswell. Kelly McRee, of Phoenix, Ariz., scored thirteen points for Wyoming.
"I looked out on the floor a couple of times and saw three freshmen outthere, doing nice stuff," said Fisher. "Young players were really out theremaking big snags and playing great for us."
Coach Fisher thinks the Cowgirls still have room for improvement, butshould be an exciting team to watch this season. They play their finalexhibition match before the regular against the Chadron State Eagles onThurs., Nov. 8 at Story Gym in Cheyenne, Wyo. That contest tips off at 7p.m.