March 2, 2005
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women's basketball team will wrap up regular conference season play this week at home. They will face the Air Force Academy Falcons, on Thursday, March 3, and the New Mexico Lobos, on Saturday afternoon, March. 5,. The game against Air Force is scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m., while the game against New Mexico is set for 2:00 p.m.
The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 15-10 and 6-6 in the MWC. Wyoming is currently led by senior Ashley Elliott, who is averaging 17.2 points and 4.1 assists per game. She is followed closely by Hanna Zavecz with 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds and guard Erin Hicks with 10.7 points and a team leading 7.3 rebounds. As a team, they are shooting 525-1355 (.387) from the field and 321-431 (.745) from the charity stripe, while averaging 62.2 points per game.
Air Force is 7-18 overall and 2-10 in the MWC entering play this week. The Falcons are led by Alecia Steele, who is averaging 11.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game. As a team, they are shooting 539-1439 (.375) from the field, while averaging 60.3 points per game. They return three starters and nine letterwinners to a team that went 3-25 overall and 0-14 in the MWC a year ago.
This will be the 27th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 24-2. The last time the two schools met was Feb. 3, 2005 when the Falcons defeated the Cowgirls, 69-66 in overtime, in Colorado Springs. Air Force is coached by Ardie McInelly who is in her fourth season with the program and her ninth as a head coach.
New Mexico enters the week with a 21-4 overall record and a 10-2 mark in the MWC and will take on the CSU Rams on Thursday night before facing the Cowgirls. The Lobos are led by Dionne Marsh, who is averaging 11.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. As a team, UNM is shooting 561-1330 (.422) from the field and averaging 65.5 points per game. They return four starters and 11 letterwinners to a team that went 23-8 overall and 12-2 in the MWC a year ago.
This will be the 48th meeting between the two schools. New Mexico leads the series 28-19 and have won the last five meetings. The last time the two schools met was Feb. 3, 2005 when the Lobos defeated the Cowgirls, 62-49, in Albuquerque. New Mexico is coached by Don Flanagan, who is in his tenth year with the program and as a head coach.