Dec. 4, 1999
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming at Creighton - Creighton 74-62 - Box Score
The University of Wyoming Cowgirls weredefeated by the Creighton Bluejays, 74-62, on Saturday night in Omaha.
Wyoming out numbered Creighton in several categories, but could notfight off the turnover bug, finishing the night with 29 turnovers. As ateam, they shot 47% from the field, and out rebounded the Bluejays38-30. Three Cowgirls finished in double-figure points.
Freshman guard Carly Stucky finished the game with 14 points, sixassists and four steals. She was 4-8 from the field and 4-5 from thethree-point line. Carrie Bacon and Jessica Gibbs also added 14 points,with Gibbs adding 12 rebounds on the evening.
The Cowgirls are now 3-4 overall. They will travel to Boulder to facethe Colorado Buffaloes on Wednesday night.
Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher
"I thought we came out and executed, did the little things really well,and played the best basketball of the season in the first half. Peoplereally stepped up and gave us great minutes, unfortunately in the secondhalf we come out slow and Creighton goes on an 11-2 run. We let them gettheir confidence back, and we had the momentum going into it. On theroad it's tough to step up when they have the confidence and momentumheading into the end of the game."
"We did a decent job on the boards, outrebounding them by eight, butjust cannot turn the ball over 29 times and expect to win the ball game.That's an area we have struggled with all season, and until we workharder to take care of the ball we're going to struggle. But thepositive is that we played a great 20 minutes, which will give us somemomentum going into Colorado. We have to look at the good things andbuild on it."