March 6, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will play their final regular season conference game this Saturday on the road. They will take on the New Mexico Lobos, on March 7, in Albuquerque. The game is set to begin at 2 p.m.
The Cowgirls will enter this game with a 16-12 overall record and 8-7 in conference play after earning a big 57-55 overtime victory against BYU, on Wednesday night in Provo. Emma Langford led the way with 15 points along with Hillary Carlson's 12 points. Senior Megan McGuffey brought down a career high 17 rebounds.
Four Cowgirls are scoring in double-figures this season led by sophomore Hillary Carlson who is averaging 11.7 points, while freshman guard Kristen Scheffler is adding 10.7 points per game. Senior Megan McGuffey and forward Emma Langford follow closely with 10.6 and 10.3 points respectively. McGuffey also leads the way with seven rebounds per contest.
Carlson ranks fourth in the league in field goal percentage and tenth in scoring, while Scheffler leads the league in three-point field goals made (2.46 tpfgm) and 16th in scoring. McGuffey ranks eight in rebounding and 18th in scoring.
In conference games, Carlson is fourth in scoring (15.2 ppg), sixth in field goal percentage (76-154, .494) and ninth in rebounding. Scheffler is third in three-point field goals made, fourth in minutes played, while being 13th in scoring (11.1 ppg).
New Mexico comes into the game with a 19-9 overall record and an 8-7 mark in the conference this season. Amy Beggin leads the way with 14.9 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Angela Hartill is adding 11.4 points and 4.9 boards.
They return three starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 20-13 overall and 9-7 in the Mountain West Conference a year ago. This is the 57th meeting between the two teams. UNM leads the series 32-24. The last time the two teams met was February 4, 2009 as the Cowgirls defeated the Lobos, 52-50, in Laramie. New Mexico is coached by Don Flanagan who is in his 14th season with the program.