Cowgirl Basketball Earns Third Victory of the Season

Nov. 27, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Oakland Univ. at Wyoming - Wyoming 82-73 - Box Score

Despite falling behind early in thegame, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team (3-1) managed to pull out an82-73 victory over Oakland University (2-2) on Monday night in Laramie.

The game started out fairly close, but with the score tied at ten allOakland would go on a 9-0 run to gain the 19-10 lead. They would keepthat advantage throughout the first half, and in fact took a 43-37 scorein halftime.

But, the Cowgirls came out fired up in the second half scoring thefirst seven points to take a 46-43 lead. Oakland would come back in thehalf to take a 52-48, but it wouldn't be enough. Wyoming regained thelead with ten minutes in the half, and never looked back as they wouldtake the game 82-73.

Sarah Judd led the way for the Grizzlies with 17 points and sevenrebounds off the bench. Oakland shot 49% from the field, but wereoutrebounded 51-29 in the game.

Four players finished the night in double-figures for the Cowgirls,including senior Jessica Gibbs. She finished with 18 points and 12rebounds, along with shooting 8-14 from the field. Sophomore forwardDarci Arsene also had a career night with 12 points and nine rebounds.The Cowgirls were 32-73 (44%) from the field and 7-22 (32%) from thethree-point arc.

"I was really worried about this game, and how we would bounce back andfocus mentally," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "I know they've got to bedrained, because I know I am after playing three games in four days.But, I was really proud of them to get in the hole like that and fightback with different lineups and positions."

"I think they had some fear in them that they needed to come out strongin the second half or this team was going to beat them. They realizedthat, and we made some adjustments defensively and came up with somesteals when we really needed them. "

The Cowgirls now move to 3-1 overall, and will host Colorado onWednesday night at 7:00 p.m.