Cowgirl Basketball Defeats Texlon Trutnov In First Exhibition

Nov. 16, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Carrie Bacon scored 27 and Shelby Hoffman had 26 as the Wyoming Cowgirls defeated Texlon Trutnov in exhibition action.

Wyoming only led by six, 49-43, at halftime, but outscored Texlon 59-27 in second half. The Cowgirls used full-court pressure to swing the game heavily in their favor.Wyoming had a balanced attack with Jessica Gibbs scoring 22 and Christy Bacon putting up 14. Carrie Bacon also pulled down 12 rebounds.

Wyoming head coach Cindy Fisher was very happy with the effort of her team."I was really excited about the way we worked," said Fisher. "I was very impressed with our full court defense. That's something we haven't worked on very much this year and I think we can get a lot better at it. We can use it in spurts throughout the year.

"To go that deep into our bench and have such a great effort, with all of our young kids shining, will make me sleep easier at night. That excites me about what our future holds.

"We have a long year ahead of us and this gives us some confidence. The most important thing for me was to get a win, so these guys know what it feels like.

"I felt like we ran at their tempo in the first half. In the second half we took control and ran in transition. We got out and the full-court press created a lot for us.

"I'm a big believer that no one can be bigger than the team. This team will go a long way if we work together and continue to build our team chemistry. They've started to accept their various roles and they just want to win. We're kind of excited to get on the road, we can build a lot with the coming trip."

The 108 points scored by Wyoming is the most since February 29, 1992, when the Cowgirls defeated Colorado State 117-57 in Laramie.

Next up for Cowgirl basketball team will be on Nov. 19 when they play Portland in the first round of the American Dream Classic. On Nov. 20, the Cowgirls will play host Idaho State.

LEADING SCORERSTexlon Trutnov - Eva Holubcova  22Wyoming - Carrie Bacon  27, Shelby Hoffman 26

LEADING REBOUNDERSTexlon Trutnov - Sarka Vondrova 7Wyoming - Carrie Bacon 12, Christy Bacon 9

LEADING ASSISTSTexlon Trutnov - Michaela Uhrova 4Wyoming - Emily Stucky 9

LEADING STEALSTexlon Trutnov - Eva Holubcova, Sarka Vondrova, Michaela Uhrova 3Wyoming - Carly Stucky, Brianna Tischer 3

Attendance 367