Cowgirl Hoops Takes It To Penn

Dec. 1, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Pennsylvania at Wyoming - Wyoming 88-70 - Box Score

The University of Wyoming CowgirlBasketball team won their first home game of the season by defeating thePenn Quakers, 88-70, on Wednesday night in the Double A.

The Cowgirls shot 43% (27-63) from the field and 69% (31-45) from thefree throw line. They also out rebounded the Quakers 59-35 on the night.

Sophomore forward Carrie Bacon led the Cowgirls with a team high 30points and added 12 rebounds. She was 13-26 from the field and 4-9 fromthe free throw line. Also with a hot hand for the team was juniorJessica Gibbs. She finished the night with a career high 25 points and12 rebounds.

Wyoming is now 3-3 overall on the young season. They will continuetheir next couple of games on the road, including a trip to Omaha thisweekend to face the Creighton Blue Jays on Saturday night.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I think the biggest thing for us was doing a better job defensively ontheir guards. We told the kids to stay in front of them, get out of thepassing lanes and make them put it on the floor. I thought they would bemore of a penetrating and shooting team, but that's what they didn?t do,so we really backed off, got a hand in their face when they shot theball, and luckily we were able to get some check outs and getting to runthe other way."

"I didn't feel we came out real strong in the second half, the firstfive minutes were key for us, and we wanted to put them away right then,but we let them play with us a little bit longer. Taran Stapp came offthe bench and gave us great minutes, and did exactly what we asked herto do. She ran the floor, and played Mandy West very well, which helpedour confidence."