Jan. 15, 2010
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team close out the week on the road as they take on the New Mexico Lobos, on Saturday, January 16. The game is set to tip off at 2 p.m. in Albuquerque.
The Cowgirls will enter the game with a 11-4 overall record and a 2-1 mark in conference play after a thrilling 73-67 win over the 22nd ranked TCU Lady Frogs last time out. Three Cowgirls are scoring in double-figures so far led by junior Hillary Carlson with a team leading 14.8 points and 2.1 blocks per game. She is followed by junior Aubrey Vandiver with 14.7 points and a team leading 9.4 rebounds, while Emma Langford is adding 11.9 points and 3.6 assists.
Carlson ranks first in blocks and fourth in scoring while being ranked fourth in field goal percentage and eighth in free throw percentage in the Mountain West Conference. Vandiver ranks among the Top 15 in points, rebounds, steals, field goal percentage and three-point field goal percentage while Langford is eighth in assists and 14th in scoring.
The Lobos enter the contest with a 9-6 record overall and a 1-2 mark in conference play. They are led by Amy Beggin who is averaging 14.3 points per game, along with four rebounds. Jessica Kielpinski is leading the way with 5.5 rebounds, while adding 6.6 points per game.
They welcome back three starters and nine letterwinners to a team that went 25-11 overall and 9-7 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 58th meeting between the two teams. New Mexico leads the series 33-24. The last time the two teams met was March 7, 2009 as the Lobos defeated the Cowgirls 63-45 in Albuquerque. New Mexico is coached by Don Flanagan who is in his 15th season with the program.