Cowgirl Basketball Falls Short In Opening Game Of Season

Nov. 19, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming vs. Portland at American Dream Classic in Pocatello, Id. - Portland 77-59 - Box Score

(Idaho State, Portland, San Diego State)

The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball teamlost in their opener at the American Dream Classic in Pocatello, Idaho.They lost to the Portland Pilots, 77-59.

As a team, the Cowgirls shot 41% from the field and 31% from thethree-point line, unfortunately they were plagued by 21 turnovers on thenight. Sophomore Christy Bacon was the highlight on the night scoring 20points and adding ten rebounds off the bench. She was 10 of 16 from thefield in 36 minutes. Freshman forward Darci Arsene also chipped in ninepoints and five rebounds in the effort.

The Cowgirls will finish up the tournament tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m.against the host school Idaho State.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher:

?It was a two point game at halftime, and a really close gamethroughout the first half. In the second half, they came out and went ona 10-2 run, and we couldn't fight our way back. Our defensive intensitywas really down, and we weren?t as focused as we needed to be. We didhave some bright spots off the bench in Christy Bacon and Darci Arsene.They gave us great minutes and points when we needed them. Some reallygood things happened tonight, but you can't falter against a team likePortland. We just need to learn from this game, and get ready for IdahoState and the rest of the season.?