Cowgirl Basketball Heads To Casper

Dec. 8, 2004


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Head coach Joe Legerski and the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will hit the road as they host the Ohio Bobcats at the Wyoming Shoot-Out, on Saturday night, in Casper, Wyoming. The game, which is set to begin at 5:30 p.m., is part of a double-header with the men who will follow at 8:00 p.m. against the Kansas State Wildcats.

The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 5-1 after a victory over Texas Pan American, 76-51, on Monday night in Laramie. Wyoming is currently led by senior Ashley Elliott, who is averaging 15.8 points and 4.7 assists per game. She is followed closely by Hanna Zavecz with 13.2 points and 5.8 rebounds per game and guard Erin Hicks with 12 points and a team leading nine rebounds. As a team, they are shooting 115-318 (.362) from the field and 97-133 (.729) from the charity stripe, while averaging 61.8 points per game.

Ohio comes in to the game with a 2-3 overall record and will play Sacramento State tonight before heading up to Casper. They are led by Kristi Kirkpatrick who is averaging 12.6 points per game followed by Lindsay Wight with 10.2 points. As a team, they are shooting 135-407 (.332) from the field and averaging 77.8 points per contest. The Bobcats return two starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 13-15 overall and 7-9 in the Mid-American Conference. They are coached by Lynn Bria, who is in her sixth year with the program.

This will be the first ever meeting between the two schools. This is the sixth time the Cowgirls will be heading up to Casper. They have a 3-2 overall record, and defeated the Montana State-Billings Yellow jackets last season by the final of 62-51.