Cowgirl Hoops Wins Their Half Of The Wyoming Shootout

Dec. 11, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming vs. Montana State-Billings in Casper, Wyo. - Wyoming 83-70 - Box Score

In their second game of the week, the Cowgirls defeated the MontanaState-Billings Yellowjackets, 83-70, in Casper. This game was a part ofa double-header with the men's team.

The Cowgirls shot 47% (29-62) from the field and 29% (7-20) from thethree point line. Wyoming also outrebounded the Yellowjackets 49-30. Asa team, the Cowgirls had five players score in double-figures, includingtwo with double-doubles.

Carrie Bacon led the way for the Cowgirls with 20 points and acareer high 18 rebounds. She was 8-15 from the field and 4-7 from thefree throw line. Freshman guard Carly Stucky added 14 points and acareer tying eight assists.

The Cowgirls are now 4-5 overall. They will now host the NebraskaCornhuskers on Sunday, Dec. 19, 1999 in the Arena Auditorium at 2:00p.m.

Quotes from head Coach Cindy Fisher

"I told the kids that this game was going to be a tough 40 minutes,and it was. Montana State-Billings had the adrenaline and emotion ingetting to play a Division I team. There were going to be ups and downs,we just had to stay focused and play hard, and that's what we did. Thiswas a great tonight, I wish we could have this type of atmosphere in theArena-Auditorium every night, because it really helped and the fans hada big part in that. It helped our momentum going down the stretch, and Iwas happy about that. Especially with a young team, you want to have acouple of points cushion, when you know they will make young teammistakes. But I never relaxed until the last minute went off the clock.Overall, I was happy with our bench play tonight. Ann McColl came in andgave us some good minutes to give our starters a rest. Shelby Hoffmanalso comes in right away and lights it up, gets us in a flow and that'swhat she does best."