Nov. 8, 2001
Cheyenne, Wyo. -- In convincing fashion, the WyomingCowgirl Basketball Team closed out their exhibition season with a 90-55victory over the Chadron State Eagles, on Thursday night, in Cheyenne.
Wyoming struck early in this game opening up with an 11-0 run. ChadronState tried to climb back into the half, but could only get as close as17-15, before the Cowgirls opened their lead back up. They would go intohalftime with a 35-24 advantage.
The Cowgirls continued their dominance in the second half, as theEagles still struggled scoring only eight points in the first sevenminutes of the second half. The game would never be close and theCowgirls would go onto the 90-55 victory.
Three Cowgirls scored in double-figures on the night, including juniorCarrie Bacon. She finished the night with a team high 28 (12-15) points,along with six rebounds in 30 minutes of play. Sophomores Darci Arseneand Ann McColl had 17 and 11 points respectively. McColl was also theleading rebounder with ten. As a team, Wyoming shot 35-68 (.515) fromthe field and 18-27 (.667) from the charity stripe. They alsooutrebounded the Eagles 45-36, while forcing them into 27 turnovers forthe game.
"I was really happy with the way we played tonight, even though we cameout a little tight at the beginning," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "Wehad a great crowd tonight and Chadron State played us close last season,so I think we had a more nerves than usual. Overall, they worked hard,plus one thing we've talked about was coming out strong in the secondhalf and we went on a run to begin the half. So, I felt we played welldefensively and several people saw some key minutes."
The Cowgirls finish the exhibition season with a perfect 2-0 record.They will open up the regular season, on Sunday Nov. 18, hosting theSacramento State Hornets.