Cowgirl Basketball on the Road for Two in North Dakota

Nov. 17, 2009


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The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will be back out on the road for the next two games. They will face the North Dakota Fighting Sioux, on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and the North Dakota State Bison, on Friday, Nov. 20. The UND game is set to tip off at 6 p.m. MT while the NDSU game is scheduled for 5 p.m. MT.

Wyoming is currently 2-0 overall after earning a 65-62 victory over Denver, on Friday, and a 68-38 win against Montana, on Sunday afternoon. Sophomore Emma Langford leads the way averaging 14 points and six rebounds. She is followed closely by juniors Hillary Carlson and Aubrey Vandiver. They are each adding 11.5 points and a team leading seven rebounds. The Cowgirls are shooting .415 (54-130) from the field and 16-21 (.762) from the charity stripe.

UND is currently 0-2 overall, and are led by Mallory Youngblut who is averaging 12.5 points and 12.0 rebounds per game. They return three starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 18-11 overall and 5-1 in the Great West Conference a year ago. This is only the second meeting between the two schools. Wyoming won the only game on Nov. 20, 2008 by a score of 100-75 in Laramie. North Dakota is coached by Gene Roebuck who is in his 23rd season with the program.

NDSU is currently 1-1 overall. They are led by Abby Plucker who is averaging 15 points and six rebounds. They return four starters and nine letterwinners to a team that went 16-13 overall and 12-6 in the Summit League a year ago. This is the second meeting between the two schools. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 13, 2008 as the Cowgirls defeated the Bison 68-51 in Casper. NDSU is coached by Carolyn DeHoff who is in her second year with the program.