Cowgirl Basketball Falls To Oregon State

Dec. 15, 2001

Oregon State 70, WYOMING 55 (Casper, Wyo.) - Box Score

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Casper, Wyo. (Dec. 15, 2001) -- The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team(3-5 overall), by the final score 70-55, lost to the Oregon StateBeavers (4-5 overall), on Saturday night, in Casper, Wyo.

The Cowgirls opened up the game by taking the early 11-7 lead. Theymaintained an advantage until Oregon State would take a one point leadwith three minutes left in the half. The two teams would exchangebaskets, but a big three-point shot at the end of the half by CarlyStucky gave the Cowgirls a 31-29 lead going into halftime.

Oregon State opened up the second half by going on a 9-4 run to take a38-35 lead. The Cowgirls would go on a 10-5 run to regain a 45-43advantage. But with the score tied at 45 all, the Beavers would outscorethe Cowgirls 25-10 in the final eight and a half minutes to win thegame 70-55.

Oregon State guard Felicia Ragland was the leading scorer and rebounderin the game finishing with 29 points and nine rebounds. The Beaversfinished the night shooting 25-59 (.424) from the field.

Wyoming was led in scoring by sophomore guard Carly Stucky, whofinished with 15 points. Carrie Bacon led the team with seven boards,along with chipping in ten points. As a team, the Cowgirls were only17-49 (.347) from the field and committed 18 turnovers.

"This game really came down to a ten minute breakdown in the game,"said head coach Cindy Fisher. "We couldn't stop them and they continuedto score, while we had four or five possessions that we couldn't andagainst a team like Oregon State you have to make defensive stops andget the ball in the basket. We're really struggling shooting the ballright now and it's something we need to continue to work on."

The next game for the Cowgirls will be Friday, Dec. 21, when they willhost Texas Pan-AM at 7:00 p.m.