Cowgirls Come Up Short Against Buffaloes

Nov. 29, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Colorado at Wyoming - Colorado 78-70 - Box Score

Despite a late rally in the secondhalf, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team (3-2) fell short against Big12 rival Colorado (4-0), 78-70, on Wednesday night in Laramie.

Colorado would start off the game with an early 7-0 run. Their leadwould grow to 14-6, but the Cowgirls fought back. Nine unanswered pointsby Wyoming put them in the lead, 15-14, at the ten minute mark. TheBuffaloes would have a run of their own scoring the next 12 pointscompared to the Cowgirls two. Despite the large lead, the Cowgirlsnever gave up and went into halftime only down 40-35.

Unfortunately in the second half for Wyoming, foul trouble and a fiveminute shooting slump didn't help the cause, as Colorado increased thelead to a 19 point advantage. But with three minutes left in the game,the Cowgirls never gave up and closed the gap to six points, it was justa little to late. Colorado would take the 78-70 victory over Wyoming.

Tera Bjorklund led the way for the Buffaloes, as she finished the nightwith 28 points and five rebounds. Colorado shot 25-54 for 46% from thefield and 69% from the charity stripe.

The Cowgirls had four of five starters finish the night in doublefigures, including sophomore guard Carly Stucky. She finished the nightwith 13 points, seven assists and three steals. Christy Bacon and ShelbyHoffman also tallied 13 points each in the losing cause. Wyoming was25-61 for 41% from the field and 76% from the free throw line.

"I was really proud of our kids," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "Weplayed four games in six days, and against team that talented and big, Ithought we did everything we could possibly do. There are still somethings we have to work on, but I felt we played really well and theeffort was phenomenal."

"The thing about this season is that we don't fall apart when we getbehind early. If a team makes a strong run, we just take a time-out andtalk about things and they seem to be able to refocus on what we'redoing. That's just a credit to our kids, they have it deep within andwill fight to the end."

Wyoming now falls to 3-2 overall on the season. They will not playagain until Wed., Dec. 6, when they host Weber State at 7:00 p.m.