Nov. 13, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Teamcompleted a perfect sweep of their exhibition season by defeating theMetro State Roadrunners, 86-48, on Monday night at Storey Gym inCheyenne.
After falling behind early in the first half, with ten minutes left theCowgirls took the lead and never looked back taking a 37-29 lead intohalftime.
Three Cowgirls notched double-figure nights in scoring, includingsenior guard Shelby Hoffman. She finished the night shooting 12-21 fromthe field, including 8-16 from the three-point arc, for a team high 36points. Junior Christy Bacon added 12 points and four rebounds, alongwith sophomore Ann McColl's 11 points. On the night, Wyoming shot 54%from the field and 43% from the arc. Defensively, they caused 35turnovers and recorded 20 steals.
"All year we've been talking about who's going to step up and take onthat leadership role, and Shelby really did that for us tonight," saidhead coach Cindy Fisher. "The other night she wasn't on and everyonerallied around her, which just need that kind of output by everyone."
"We needed and had a lot of chemistry tonight, and I think the thing Iwas most proud of tonight due to the fact we started off slow against areally good team. There post players were recruited by Division Ischools, and I was really concerned the first few minutes because of howphysical it was. That's what we haven't had in the past is keeping thatcomposure, keeping a level head and just taking it one step at a time."
The Cowgirls finish the 2000-01 exhibition season 2-0. They will openthe regular season on Saturday, Nov. 18, against Chadron State at 2:00p.m. in the MultiPurpose Gym.