Cowgirls to Open MWC Play at New Mexico

Jan. 8, 2008


The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will begin the 2008 Mountain West Conference schedule this week against the New Mexico Lobos, on Wednesday, January 9, in Albuquerque. The game is set to tip off at 8:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on CSTV.

Wyoming is currently 12-1 overall after a 53-51 victory over San Francisco last week. They are also ranked 21st in the Associated Press Poll and 22nd in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll. Senior Hanna Zavecz leads the way with 14.8 points and 4.1 assists. She is followed by sophomore Aubrey Vandiver with 12.3 points and a team leading 7.2 rebounds, while Justyna Podziemska is chipping in 12.6 points per game. The Cowgirls are shooting .413 (283-686) from the field and .704 (176-250) from the free throw line.

UNM is currently 8-5 overall. This is also their opening game of conference play. They are led by Dionne Marsh who is averaging 13.5 points and six rebounds per game. She is followed by Amy Beggin who is adding 12.7 points and 3.8 rebounds. They return two starters and nine letterwinners to a team that went 24-9 overall and 11-5 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 54th meeting between the two schools. New Mexico leads the series 32-21. The last time the two teams met was in the semifinals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament (3/9/07) as the Lobos defeated the Cowgirls 65-53. New Mexico is coached by Don Flanagan who is in his 13th season with the program.