Cowgirl Hoops Comes Up Short In Overtime Versus Idaho State

Nov. 20, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming at Idaho State at American Dream Classic - Idaho State 95-92 (ot) - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball teamlost a close one against the Idaho State Bengals at the American DreamClassic, 95-92 in a thrilling overtime game on Saturday night.

Tied at the end of regulation at 82 all, the Cowgirls just didn?t haveenough, scoring only ten in the overtime, and the Bengals edged themwith 13. For the game, the Cowgirls shot 50% from the field and 75%from the charity stripe.

Sophomore forward Carrie Bacon regained her old form, scoring a careerhigh 33 points and a team high nine rebounds. She was 9-21 from thefield and 15-19 from the free throw line in her 42 minutes of action.Junior Jessica Gibbs added a career high 19 points and eight rebounds injust her second start as a Cowgirl.

Also, sophomore forward Christy Bacon was named to the American DreamClassic All-Tournament Team. She scored a career high 20 points and tenrebounds against Portland on Friday night.

The road trip continues for the Cowgirls as they will travel to Ogden,Utah to face the Weber State Wildcats on Monday night at 6:00 p.m.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

?Overall, it was a disappointing loss. I thought our girls playedreally hard, fought through a lot of adversity, some tough calls anddifferent situations. We just came up a little bit short at the end, andthey hit a couple of key three's, which sealed it for them. Carrie Baconhad a phenomenal game ending up with 33 points and nine boards. Shegot to the free throw line 19 times, and just attacked the basket reallywell. Jessica Gibbs finished with 19 points, and Carly Stucky had 11points at the point guard position. I think she grew up a lot in thatposition, and is playing much better. They're growing, getting betterevery day. Even though it was a loss, I was just impressed with how hardthey worked and fought. Hopefully, we can get it back together, and pickit up again with Weber State.?