Nov. 15, 2006
GREELEY, Colo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (2-0 overall) opened up their road trip with a 76-46 win against the Northern Colorado Bears (0-2 overall) on Wednesday night in Greeley, Colo.
"In the beginning of the game I didn't think we were playing bad, we just weren't playing with enough intensity," said head coach Joe Legerski. "We made a quick change with Aubrey Vandiver and Megan McGuffey came in and I thought they changed the tempo for us as a group. Then overall, we played really well the last 34 minutes of the game.
"Whatever Jodi (Bolerjack) had for her pre-game meal, she's going to every game," he added. "I have never witnessed someone shoot the basketball the way she did. She was 10-10 from the field and 6-6 from the three point line, and when she gets in that zone we just need to get her the basketball as much as possible."
Two Cowgirls finished the night in double-figures, including junior Jodi Bolerjack. She finished with a career high 28 points while shooting a perfect 10-10 from the field, 6-6 from beyond the arc and 2-2 from the free throw line. Justyna Podziemska recorded 11 points, while Aubrey Vandiver and Megan McGuffey both had nine points. Podziemska led the way with six rebounds. Wyoming shot 27-47 (.574) from the field 11-18 (.611) from beyond the arc and 11-13 (.846) from the free throw line.
Jena Fosdick and Heather Barbour both finished with 11 points each for the Bears while Dani Veal recorded a team high seven rebounds. UNC shot 14-51 (.275) from the field and 6-17 (.353) from beyond the arc.
Podziemska hit two three-point field goals to give the Cowgirls an early 6-3 lead. Northern Colorado responded with four straight points to take their first lead of the game 7-6. The two teams traded baskets over the next several possessions. With the score 9-8 in favor of UNC, the Cowgirls scored 23 straight points to make the score 31-9, which included 12 points from Bolerjack. The Bears really struggled offensively as they went over ten minutes with out scoring until a three-point field goal broke their scoring drought. Despite even scoring the last couple of minutes of the half, Wyoming still took a 36-15 lead in to the locker room.
Wyoming was led at the half by Bolerjack who finished with 16 points, while shooting 6-6 from the field and 4-4 from beyond the arc. Podziemska followed with eight and two other players had five. Podziemska and Vandiver both had four rebounds. UNC was led by Jena Fosdick who had six points and three rebounds. The Cowgirls shot 14-20 (.700) from the field and 8-10 (.800) from the three-point line compared to 6-25 (.240) from the field by Northern Colorado.
The Bears made a little bit of a run out of the halftime break as they pulled to within 20, 40-20. It would stay around the 20 point mark for a couple of minutes until a 14-6 run by the Cowgirls extended the lead to 28 points, 61-33. It would never be close after that as Wyoming would come away with a very impressive 76-46 victory.
Wyoming will continue this road trip as they travel to Manhattan, Kansas to take on the Kansas State Wildcats, on Friday, Nov. 17, at 6:00 p.m MT.