Cowgirl Hoopsters Defeat Denver 60-56

November 20, 1998

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowgirl hoopsters earned their first win of the season against the Denver Pioneers, on Wednesday, November 18, by the score of 60-56. The win also marked the first head coaching victory of Cindy Fisher's young career. With the victory UW moves to 1-1 on the season, while DU dropped to 1-2.

The Cowgirls were led in scoring by senior center Rebecca Tomlin, who had a team high 16 points and eight rebounds. In 31 minutes of play, Tomlin was five of nine from the field and six of ten from the free-throw line.

In her first start as a Cowgirl, junior guard Sara Ossana added nine points and seven rebounds.

The tight game would come down to free-throws in the final seconds, and freshman forward Carrie Bacon hit two free-throws with four seconds remaining to put Wyoming up by three and seal the victory for the Cowgirls. On the night, Bacon was six for six from the free-throw line and ended the night with eight points and five rebounds.

Despite the win, the Cowgirls shot only 32% for the game and 33% from the three-point line. Wyoming did show improvement, however, by lowering their game turnover total by six, from their previous game against Creighton, turning the ball over 19 times versus the Pioneers.

GAME SUMMARY
              1st half  2nd half   OT     Final(V)Denver       29        27        -      56(H)Wyoming      20        40        -      60

Team Leaders Wyoming Denver

Points Tomlin-16 Freeze, Richardson, Pavlickova-12Rebounds Tomlin-8 Ryan-6Assists Marso, Ch.Bacon-3 Richardson-4Steals Ca.Bacon-3 Rhoads-2

Team Stats

FG % 30.8% 37.7% FT % 67.6% 88.9%3-pt % 33.3% 0%Pts off turnovers 16 142nd chance pts 16 10

Attendance - 227