Nov. 24, 2002
Cheyney, Wash. - After falling behind in the first half by the score of 32-19, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team (2-0 overall) made a huge comeback to defeat the Eastern Washington Eagles (0-1 overall) by the final score of 64-50, on Sunday afternoon in Cheyney, Wash.
The Cowgirls were led by senior forward Carrie Bacon, who had a team leading 18 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore Ashley Elliott also chipped in 15 points, while junior Brenda Pickup finished the game with 14 points, five steals and four assists. As a team, the Cowgirls were 23-58 (.397) from the field, along with 41 rebounds 11 assists and stealsfor the game.
The Eagles were led by Kathleen Nygaard, who finished with a game leading 23 points and ten rebounds. As a team, they shot 36 percent from the field (20-55), but had 22turnovers in the game.
"We finished the night with a great team effort," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "I'm proud of the kids of sticking in there and fighting hard. After we fell behind, they didn't lose their composure, really chipped away at the lead, took over and ran away with the game."
The Cowgirls will continue regular season play at the Mt. McKinley Invitational, in Fairbanks, Alaska, Nov. 29-30. They will open up with the host Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks onFriday at 6:00 p.m. MT.