Cowgirl Basketball Heads Out On the Road for Two Games

Nov. 14, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will head out on the road for the first time this week. They will take on the Northern Colorado Bears, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Greeley, Colo. and the Kansas State Wildcats, on Friday, Nov. 17, in Manhattan, Kansas. The UNC game is set to begin at 7:00 p.m. while the KSU game will start at 6:00 p.m. MT.

Wyoming opened up the regular season on Sunday with a 71-58 victory over the San Francisco Dons. They were led by junior Hanna Zavecz who finished with a team high 15 points and six rebounds. Jodi Bolerjack followed with 12 points rounded out by Justyna Podziemska with 11 and Megan McGuffey with ten. The Cowgirls shot 22-54 (.407) from the field and 17-20 (.850) from the free throw line.

The Cowgirls will begin play on the road this week as they take on the Northern Colorado Bears, on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at 7:00 p.m. This is the second game of the regular season for Northern Colorado. They lost their opener 62-56 on Saturday against the UMKC Kangaroos in Kansas City. They return four starters and 11 letterwinners to a team that went 13-15 overall. This is the 25th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming holds the series record 16-8. The last time the two teams met was December 10, 2005 when the Cowgirls defeated UNC 71-47 in Laramie. They are coached by former Cowgirl assistant coach Jaime White who is in her first season with the program.

In their second game of the week, the Cowgirls will take on the Kansas State Wildcats who are currently 2-0 overall with wins over Wisconsin Green Bay and Creighton. They return four starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 24-10 overall and 8-8 in the Big 12 a year ago. The Cowgirls and the Wildcats have met four previous times. Kansas State holds the series record 3-1. The last time the two teams met was November 28, 2005 when the Wildcats defeated the Cowgirls 55-45 in Laramie. They are coached by Deb Patterson who is in her 11th season with the program.