Cowgirl Basketball Wins Home Opener

Nov. 18, 2001


Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team(1-0 overall) earned their first victory of the season with a 101-47 winover the Sacramento State Hornets (0-2 overall), Sunday afternoon, inLaramie.

The Cowgirls came out shooting from the beginning and jumped out to anearly lead. With 14 minutes still remaining in the first half, theCowgirls already had a double-digit lead and went into halftime with53-20 score.

It didn't get any better for the Hornets in the second half, as theCowgirls continued to pour it on. They were forced into 47 turnovers,which Wyoming would score 53 points off those mistakes. The largest leadin the game for Wyoming was 54 points and the final score was 101-47.

Sacramento State was led by Danielle Iceman, who led the team with 14points in 28 minutes of play. Alyson Thurman was the leading rebounderwith seven. They struggled from the field shooting only 31% (11-36).

Four Cowgirls scored in double-figures for the afternoon, includingjunior Darci Arsene. She recorded a career high 22 points, along with ateam high nine rebounds. She was 7-13 from the field and 7-8 from thecharity stripe. Juniors Carrie Bacon and Ann McColl scored 20 and 12points respectively. The Cowgirls were 35-81 (.432) from the field and26-33 (.788) from the free throw line.

"I thought we had some good moments during this game that our defensewas stellar," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "That is an area we havebeen focusing on from the beginning and it's getting better. Our focuswas to get out and run the floor, push the ball and have as manyuncontested layups as we could, and I thought our point guards did agreat job of that."

"This is a team that wants to compete, wants to win and that's why Ireally tried to challenge them every timeout, during halftime to playagainst themselves."

The Cowgirls will be on the road this week as they travel to theRainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu. They will face the Hawai'i RainbowWahine on Friday night.