Cowgirls To Face Aztecs and Lady Rebels On The Road

Feb. 15, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming women's basketball team will head out on the road one last time as they will travel to San Diego State and UNLV this week. They will face the Aztecs, on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 8:00 p.m. MT and then make the trip to Las Vegas for a game with the UNLV Lady Rebels, on Saturday, Feb. 19, at 4:00 p.m. MT.

The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 13-9 overall and 4-5 in the MWC after a split last week against BYU and Utah. Wyoming is currently led by senior Ashley Elliott, who is averaging 17.9 points and 4.1 assists per game. She is followed closely by Hanna Zavecz with 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds and guard Erin Hicks with 10.8 points and a team leading 7.5 rebounds. As a team, they are shooting 447-1179 (.379) from the field and 295-391 (.754) from the charity stripe, while averaging 61.5 points per game.

San Diego State is 7-14 overall and 1-7 in the MWC. The Aztecs are led by sophomore Michelle Elliott, who is averaging 12.1 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Freshman Ashley Cheesman is the leading rebounder with 5.1 along with chipping in 7.6 points per contest. As a team, they are shooting 428-1191 (.359) from the field, while averaging 56.8 points per game. They return three starters and ten letterwinners to a team that went 8-20 overall and 3-11 in the MWC a year ago.

This will be the 27th meeting between the two schools. The series is tied at 13-13 and the Cowgirls have won the last eight in a row. The last time the two teams met was Jan. 22, 2005 when Wyoming came out on top with a 69-43 victory.

UNLV enters the week with a 12-10 overall record and a 3-5 mark in the MWC and will play Colorado State before facing the Cowgirls. The Lady Rebels are led by Sheena Moore who is averaging 15.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. RanDee Henry leads the team in rebounding with 8.7, while adding 14.7 points per game. As a team, UNLV is shooting 548-1261 (.434) from the field and averaging 69.1 points per game. They return four starters and 12 letterwinners to a team that went 26-8 overall and 10-4 in the MWC a year ago.

This will be the 20th meeting between the two schools. UNLV leads the series, 13-6. The last time the two schools met was Jan. 20, 2005 when the Cowgirls defeated the Lady Rebels, 46-43, in Laramie.