Cowgirls Close Out Exhibition Season With Big Win

Nov. 14, 2002

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The University of Wyoming women's basketball team closed out its exhibition season with a big win over Metropolitan State College Thursday night, 90-35.

All five Cowgirl starters scored in double figures. Leading the way was Carrie Bacon who scored a game high 16 points. Ann McColl and Brenda Pickup each scored 15 points and Ashley Elliott and Darci Arsene chipped in 10 apiece.

Pickup had a break-out performance and was three steals and two assists away from a triple-double. She finished with seven steals, eight assists, and five rebounds. She was six of nine from the field and a perfect three of three from the charity stripe.

"Our team had a good effort today," replied Pickup. "At times we lacked in some areas but that gives us something to improve on. I thought our transition game looked pretty good. It is definitely one of our strongest points and when we can get that running we are going to be successful."

The Cowgirls had a great defensive effort and forced 32 Metro State turnovers. However they turned the ball over 21 times themselves.

"I thought we were a little lackadaisical with the ball," said UW head coach Cindy Fisher. "We turned it over way too much, but I thought a lot of our turnovers were from trying a little too hard. I am really proud of the effort they gave."

The Cowgirls will now embark on a road trip that will last until December 4. The trip begins next Friday, November 22, when they will take on Washington State in their season opener. They will also play Eastern Washington on Sunday, November 24.

"I'm pleased with where we are. We just need to go back to the drawing board, watch some film and have a really good fundamental week of practice," said Fisher.