Cowgirl Basketball Comes Up Short Against Cornhuskers

Dec. 19, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Nebraska at Wyoming - Nebraska 89-74 - Box Score

The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball teamwas defeated by the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 89-74, in Laramie on Sundayafternoon.

The Cornhuskers shot 44% (33-72) from the field and 75% (21-28) fromthe free throw line. Senior guard Nicole Kubik finished the night with19 points, four steals and three assists. Casey Leonhardt also added 19points along with a team high nine rebounds.

As a team, the Cowgirls shot only 34% (25-74) from the field, but shot43% from the three-point line. They also finished with 43 rebounds,along with 20 assists.

Shelby Hoffman had the hot hand on the night finishing with 22 points.She was 6-11 from the three-point line and 4-4 from the free throw line.Sophomore forward Carrie Bacon added 17 points and a team high 11rebounds.

The Cowgirls are now 4-6 overall on the season. They will have a bit ofa break with their next game coming on Dec. 30 against the Montana StateBobcats.

Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher

"I thought our kids did some really nice stuff in the first half, andthey really made some nice adjustments. We talked about that this is agame of runs, and you want to make sure you are on top with those runs.We had a nice one in the first half, and they did the same in the secondhalf. I never felt like we were ever out of the game, we just neededanother big run. Sometimes when you're playing with young kids thoseruns are harder, than when you have four seniors and one junior on thecourt. They really used their experience well, and it's tough to playwith a top team like that when you're so young. Overall, I thought ourgirls gave a great effort."

"I felt like we had two or three mental errors at the beginning of thesecond half where Nebraska took advantage of those mistakes, so I don'tfeel it was really what they did, we didn't come out they way we neededto. I made some substitutions, which really got our focus back track,but you can't do that against a good team."