Nov. 11, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will open up the 2009-10 regular season on the road against the Denver Pioneers, on Friday, Nov. 13, in Denver and then return to Laramie to face the Montana Lady Griz, on Sunday, Nov. 15. The DU game is set to tip off at 5:30 p.m. while the Montana game is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Wyoming went 2-0 during the exhibition season with a 72-36 victory over the Adams State Grizzlies, and a 76-53 win over CSU-Pueblo. Aubrey Vandiver led the way with 14 points and six rebounds in the first game, while Emma Langford tallied a team high 19 points against the ThunderWolves.
This is the season opener for the Pioneers as well, who went 1-0 in exhibition play with an 82-54 win over Regis. They return three starters and six letterwinners to a team that went 16-15 overall and 10-8 in the SunBelt Conference a year ago. This is the 17th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 13-3. The last time the two teams met was November 14, 2008 as the Cowgirls downed the Pioneers, 61-54, in Denver. Denver is coached by Erik Johnson who is in his second season with the program.
Montana went 1-0 in exhibition play and will take on Colorado State before playing the Cowgirls. They return two starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 28-5 overall and 15-1 in the Big Sky Conference a year ago. This is the 34th meeting between the two teams. Montana leads the series 26-7. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 16, 2008 as the Lady Griz defeated the Cowgirls 71-64 in Missoula. Montana is coached by Robin Selvig who is in his 32nd season with the program.