Cowgirls Lose In Tournament Opener

Nov. 26, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming vs. Dayton at San Diego Tournament - Dayton 79-59 - Box Score

(USD, Army, St. Joe's)

The University of Wyoming CowgirlBasketball team fell in the opener of the Masry & Vititoe Classic onFriday night to the Dayton Flyers, 79-59.

The Cowgirls were led in scoring by sophomore forward Carrie Bacon, whofinished the night with a team leading 19 points and seven rebounds. Shewas 8-19 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. As a team,they shot only 39% from the field, and were out rebounded 43-28 by theFlyers.

Wyoming (1-3 overall) will play tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m., M.S.T.against the winner of the Quinnipiac/San Diego game.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I think our weakness right now is our defensive positioning, and whenyou let a team get into the bonus with eleven minutes left in the half,it's definitely going to get you in a hole. They shot 19 points and welose by 20, we cut that in half and we're back in the game. The key totonight's loss was that we didn't check out, rebound and we gave themtwo or three looks at the basket. Until we get a group on the floor thatwill be committed to doing that, we're really going to struggledefensively, and that's an area we need to find two or three people onthis team that will do the blue collar work and getting on the boards.It's really upsetting, because we did a really nice job against IdahoState and Weber State in that area, and tonight we didn't get the jobdone. We also really need to relax offensively, execute better, and notwait for key people to make big plays. The whole team needs to worktogether and make big plays."