Dec. 3, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will head back out on the road this week for two games against Big Sky Conference opponents. They will face the Weber State Wildcats, on Thursday, Dec. 4, in Ogden, and the Idaho State Bengals, on Saturday, Dec. 6, in Pocatello. The Thursday night game is set to tip at 7 p.m., while the Idaho State game will begin at 2 p.m.
Wyoming is currently 3-3 overall after a tough 51-45 loss against Oregon, on Saturday night, in Eugene. Freshman Emma Langford leads the way in scoring this season for UW with 15.5 points and 4.2 assists per game. Senior Megan McGuffey is leading the way with 7.7 rebounds, while chipping in 9.5 points per contest. The Cowgirls are shooting .409 (135-330) from the field, 46-128 (.359) from beyond the arc and .685 (74-108) from the free throw line.
The Wildcats are currently 3-2 overall this season. Caitlin Anderson leads the way with 20.2 points and 9.6 rebounds, while Ali Thorderson is adding 14.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. They return two starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 12-16 overall and 6-10 in the Big Sky Conference a year ago. This is the 27th meeting between the two teams. Weber State leads the series 14-12. The last time the two teams met was December 21, 2005 as the Cowgirls defeated the Wildcats, 51-36, in Ogden. Weber State is coached by Carla Taylor, who is in her 21st season with the program.
In their second game of the week, they will take on the Idaho State Bengals who are currently 2-5 overall this season and will play Montana Western, on Wednesday, before facing the Cowgirls. Oana Iacovita leads the way with 12.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game, while Michelle Grohs is adding 10.7 points and 6.6 rebounds. They return three starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 20-10 overall and 12-4 in the Big Sky Conference a year ago. This is the 23rd meeting between the two teams. Wyoming leads the series 17-5. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 9, 2007 as the Cowgirls defeated Idaho State, 76-50, in Laramie. The Bengals are coached by Seton Sobolewski, who is in his first season with the program.