Dec. 2, 2009
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will return to the road for a pair of games this week. They will face the Idaho Vandals, on Thursday, Dec. 3, in Moscow, and the Washington State Cougars, on Saturday, Dec. 5, in Pullman. The Idaho game is set to tip at 8 p.m. MT while the game against WSU is slated for 3 p.m. MT.
Wyoming is currently 6-0 overall, which equals their start from the 2007-08 season. Guard Aubrey Vandiver leads the way with a team high 13.2 points and 7.2 rebounds. She is followed by junior Hillary Carlson who is averaging 12.3 points and 2.3 blocks, while Emma Langford and Kristen Scheffler are each chipping in 10.5 points. The Cowgirls are currently leading the league in field goal percentage shooting 46.3 percent (158-341) and blocked shots with 38 (6.3 bpg).
Idaho enters this week 1-6 overall this season. The Vandals are led by Shaena Kuehu who is averaging 11.4 points and 5.6 rebounds. They return four starters and six letterwinners to a team that went 13-15 overall and 10-6 in the Western Athletic Conference a year ago. This is the fifth meeting between the two schools. The series is tied 2-2. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 28, 2006 as the Cowgirls defeated Idaho 68-45. The Vandals are coached by Jon Newlee who is in his second season with the program.
Washington State is 2-3 overall and will play Saint Mary's, on Thursday, before facing the Cowgirls. The Cougars are led by KiKi Moore who is averaging 16.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. They return three starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 11-19 overall and 4-14 in the PAC 10 Conference a year ago. This is the seventh meeting between the two teams. WSU leads the series 5-1. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 24, 2003 as the Cougars defeated the Cowgirls 59-50. WSU is coached by June Daugherty who is in her third season.