Rams and Cowgirls to Square Off Wednesday Night in Laramie

Feb. 24, 2009

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will play one of their final two home conference games this week as they host the Colorado State Rams, on Wednesday, February 25. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m.

The Cowgirls will enter this game with a 13-12 overall record and 5-7 in Mountain West Conference play after falling 60-47 against the TCU Lady Frogs, on Saturday afternoon, in Ft. Worth. In the loss sophomore Hillary Carlson led the way with 18 points and seven rebounds, while Megan McGuffey recorded a career high 13 rebounds.

Four Cowgirls are scoring in double-figures this season led by sophomore Hillary Carlson who is averaging 11.5 points, while senior guard Megan McGuffey is adding 10.5 points per game. Freshmen Kristen Scheffler and Emma Langford follow closely with 10.3 and 10.2 points respectively. McGuffey leads the team with 6.6 rebounds per contest.

Carlson ranks fourth in the league in field goal percentage and 11th in scoring, while Scheffler leads the league in three-point field goals made (2.40 tpfgm) and 19th in scoring. McGuffey ranks ninth in rebounding and 18th in scoring.

In conference games, Carlson is third in scoring (15.4 ppg), sixth in field goal percentage (62-128, .484) and ninth in rebounding. Scheffler is fourth in three-point field goals made and minutes played, while being 15th in scoring (10.5 ppg).

CSU comes into the game with a 9-17 overall mark and a 4-9 record in the MWC this season. Britney Minor leads the Rams with 8.2 points and 4.3 rebounds, while Amaka Uzomah is the leading rebounder with 6.7 boards.

They return three starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 4-28 overall and 0-16 in the MWC a year ago. This is the 79th meeting between the two teams. Colorado State leads the series 40-38. The last time the two teams met was January 24, 2009 as the Cowgirls defeated CSU 64-61 in Ft. Collins. Colorado State is coached by Kristen Holt who is in her first season at the helm.