Current Press Release

Dec. 13, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -


Probable Starters: The probable starters for this week's game are:

Guard Emily Stucky Guard Carly Stucky Forward Carrie Bacon Forward Christy Bacon Forward Jessica Gibbs

This Week: The Cowgirl basketball team will be at home this week. They will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday after noon at 2:00 p.m. Itwill be the final game before the Christmas break for the Cowgirls. Head coach Cindy Fisher enters her second season with the Cowgirl program.

A Recap of the game: The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team went 1-1 overthe week against Colorado and Montana State-Billings. They fell to theColorado Buffaloes, but defeated Montana State-Billings in Casper.

The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team lost their second straight gamefalling to the Colorado Buffaloes, 78-59, in Boulder on Wednesday night.The Cowgirls couldn?t get anything to fall shooting only 31% (25-79)from the field, the lowest percentage of the season, and went to thefree throw line nine times compared to 36 by the Buffaloes. For Wyoming,sophomore forward Carrie Bacon finished the night with 15 points and tenrebounds. She was 6-17 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line.Jessica Gibbs also added eight points and a team leading 14 rebounds.

In their second game of the week, the Cowgirls defeated the MontanaState-Billings Yellowjackets, 83-70, in Casper. They shot 47% (29-62)from the field and 29% (7-20) from the three point line. Wyoming alsooutrebounded the Yellowjackets 49-30. As a team, the Cowgirls had fiveplayers score in double-figures, including two with double-doubles.Carrie Bacon led the way for the Cowgirls with 20 points and a careerhigh 18 rebounds. She was 8-15 from the field and 4-7 from the freethrow line. Freshman guard Carly Stucky added 14 points and a careertieing eight assists. The Cowgirls come out of the week 4-5 overall onthe year.

About Nebraska: The Cowgirls will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers onSunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. The Cornhuskers are currently 4-3 overallon the season. They were 21-12 overall, and 8-8 in the Big 12 lastyear. They return nine letterwinners and four starters to this year'ssquad. This is the fifth meeting between the two schools, Nebraska leadsthe series 4-0. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 20, 1997, theCornhuskers came out on top with a 92-41 victory. Senior guard NicoleKubik is averaging 15.1 points and 7.9 assists. Senior center CharlieRogers leads the team with 9.9 rebounds, along with adding 10.7 pointsper contest. The Cornhuskers are coached by Paul Sanderford, who is inhis third season at Nebraska.

1999 Record A Year AgoWyoming 4-5 (0-0) 7-19 (3-11)Nebraska 4-3 (0-0) 21-12 (8-8)

Team Capsules

Nebraska, Sun., Dec. 19, Laramie, Wyo., 2:00 p.m., M.S.T. Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming trails 0-4 1999 Overall Record 4-3 1999 Conference Record 0-0 1998 Overall Record 21-12 1998 Conference Record 8-8 Conference Big 12 Head Coach Paul Sanderford Record at School (Years) 44-22 (Two years) Career Record (Years) 409-142 (17 years) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 9/5 Starters Returning/Lost 4/2 Sports Information Contact Jeff Griesch Sports Information Office Phone (402) 472-7775

Coach's Quotes: Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher on last week'sgames.

About Colorado: "We didn?t get a good flow going throughout this game.But Colorado did a good job on us. They stepped up their defense, that?ssomething Coach Berry obviously takes pride in, which shut us down. Wegot a lot of shots off tonight, but as a team that had 79 shots on thenight, we just couldn?t execute and make the shots. We were only 31%from the floor, the worst we have been all year, but with that manyshots it?s something we really need to look at, and take pride in thatespecially against a quality team. We just have to be able to put theshots down."

About Montana State-Billings: "I told the kids that this game was goingto be a tough 40 minutes, and it was. Montana State-Billings had theadrenaline and emotion in getting to play a Division I team. There weregoing to be ups and downs, we just had to stay focused and play hard,and that's what we did. This was a great tonight, I wish we could havethis type of atmosphere in the Arena-Auditorium every night, because itreally helped and the fans had a big part in that. It helped ourmomentum going down the stretch, and I was happy about that. Especiallywith a young team, you want to have a couple of points cushion, when youknow they will make young team mistakes. But I never relaxed until thelast minute went off the clock. Overall, I was happy with our bench playtonight. Ann McColl cam in and gave us some good minutes to give ourstarters a rest. Shelby Hoffman also comes in right away and lights itup, gets us in a flow and that's what she does best."

Fisher Enters Second Season At The Helm: Head basketball coach CindyFisher enters her second season with the Wyoming Cowgirl basketballprogram. She was named head coach on March 27, 1998 and became just thefifth head basketball coach in Cowgirl history. Before coming to Wyoming, Fisher had been an assistant at Old Dominionfor the past three seasons. During those three years at Old Dominion,the Lady Monarchs were 92-8, including a 34-win season and two 29-winyears. They were also runners up to the national champion in 1997, and aSweet Sixteen participant in 1996, 97 and 98. A 1988 graduate of Arizona State, Fisher is a native of Cheyenne, andwas a three-year starter at Cheyenne Central High School. Her familystill lives in the Cheyenne area.

Fisher's Career Coaching Record Overall Record Conference Record W L Pct. W L Pct.'98-99 7 19 .269 3 11 .214'99-00 4 5 .444 0 0 .000Totals 11 24 .314 3 11 .214

Cowgirls Return Seven Letterwinners and Three Starters in 1999-2000:The Wyoming Cowgirls welcome back seven letterwinners and three startersto the 1999-2000 squad, led by sophomore forward Carrie Bacon Seniors Taran Stapp, G, 5-8, Newell, S.D. Juniors Jessica Gibbs, F, 6-1, Wells, Nev. Shelby Hoffman, G/F, 5-9, Gillette, Wyo. Emily Stucky, G, 5-6, Pretty Prairie, Kan. (Transfer) Sophomores Carrie Bacon, F, 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo. Christy Bacon, F, 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo. Lisa Glasser, F, 5-10, Bismarck, N.D. Molly Marso, G, 5-6, Gillette, Wyo. Heather Shaffner, G, 5-9, Monument, Colo. Redshirt Freshman Agnes Lindberg, G, 5-7, Uppsala, Sweden Newcomers Darci Arsene, F, 6-1, Abbottsford, B.C., Can. Lisa McCann, G/F, 6-2, Norrkoping, Sweden Ann McColl, C, 6-2, Everett, Wash. Toni O'Connor, F, 6-2, Plevna, Mont. Carly Stucky, G, 5-10, Pretty Prairie, Kan. Brianna Tischer, C, 6-3, Marysville, Wash.

Utah Favored in 1999-2000 Mountain West Preseason Coaches and MediaPoll: The Wyoming Cowgirls have been picked to finish sixth in theMountain Division according to the Mountain West women's basketballcoaches' preseason poll. Colorado State and New Mexico were chosen tofollow up the Utes in each poll, respectively.

Coaches Poll Media Poll1.Utah 60 1.Utah (11) 1952.Colorado State 55 2.Colorado State (10) 1803.New Mexico 46 3.New Mexico (4) 1784.Brigham Young 42 4.Brigham Young (2) 1405.UNLV 32 5.UNLV 1306.WYOMING 23 6.San Diego State 867.San Diego State 19 7.WYOMING 638.Air Force 9 8.Air Force 30

UW 1999-2000 Record Breakdown

Overallathome............................................1-0

away............................................1-3

neutral.........................................2-2

Conferenceathome............................................0-0

away............................................0-0

Longest winningstreak..........................................2 gamesLongest losingstreak..........................................2 gamesFG%Wyoming(Percentage)....................................43%FG% opponents(Percentage)....................................45%3-Pt. FG%(Percentage)....................................34%

FreeThrow%..........................................65%

Avg. assists forseason..........................................17.1Blocks forseason..........................................10Steals forseason..........................................97

Avg. points pergame............................................71.6

Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The following is a listing ofthe Cowgirls who lead in each statistical category for the 1999-2000season.

Points Carrie Bacon (182 - 20.2ppg) Rebounds Carrie Bacon (83 - 9.2 rpg) Assists Carly Stucky (38 - 4.2 apg) Minutes Carrie Bacon (316 - 35.1 mpg) Blocks Carrie Bacon (3 - 0.3 bpg) Steals Carly Stucky (24 - 2.7 spg) Field Goals Carrie Bacon (72 - 8.0 pg) Three-Point FG's Shelby Hoffman (24 - 2.7 pg) Free-Throws Carrie Bacon (38 - 4.2 pg)

KOOL Radio 1210 AM to Broacast Cowgirl Home Games Live: For the fifthseason,Wyoming Basketball home games will be broadcast live on KOOLRadio 1210 AM in Laramie. Broadcasts will begin approximately 10minutes prior to game time and will include a pregame show featuringinterviews with Cowgirl head coach Cindy Fisher. KOOL will also conducta brief postgame show following Cowgirl games. Pat Gabriel will providethe play by play with Jesseca Cross adding the color commentary.

Mountain West Conference Tournament: The 1999-2000 MWC Tournament willbe played at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on March8-11, 2000. Each team in the conference will qualify for thetournament.

Bacon Retuns as Top Honors Candidate: Sophomore forward Carrie Bacon(Colorado Springs, Colo.) returns this season as the Cowgirls leadinghonors candidate. She was named to the 1999 Western Athletic ConferenceMountain Division All-WAC Second Team, and the All-Newcomer Team lastseason. Bacon led the Cowgirls in scoring last season, averaging 14.6ppg, as well as leading the team in steals at 1.8 spg and blocked shots.7bpg. She finished eighth in the conference in scoring, 15th inrebounding, ninth in field goal percentage, 12th free-throw percentage,and 18th in steals and blocks.

1999-2000 Superlatives - IndividualField Goal PecentageMin 5 Attempts .833 Jessica Gibbs vs Montana St.-Billings, 12-11-99 (5-6)Points33 Carrie Bacon vs Idaho State, 11-20-99Field Goal Attempts Made13 Carrie Bacon vs Penn, 12-1-99Field Goal Attempts26 Carrie Bacon vs Penn, 12-1-993-point Attempts Made5 Shelby Hoffman vs Colorado, 12-1 & Quinnipiac 11-273-Point Attempts15 Shelby Hoffman vs Colorado, 12-8-99Blocks1 Several PlayersAssists8 Carly Stucky vs Colorado, 12-8-99 Montana St.-Billings, 12-11-99Steals9 Christy Bacon vs Quinnipiac, 11-27-99Rebounds18 Carrie Bacon vs Montana St.-Billings, 12-11-99

1999-2000 Superlatives - TeamField Goal Percentage .500 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99Points92 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99Field Goal Attempts Made31 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99Field Goal Attempts79 vs Colorado, 12-8-993-point Attempts Made8 vs Creighton, 12-4-993-point Attempts21 vs Colorado, 12-8-99Blocks2 vs Weber State, 11-22-99 Quinnipiac, 11-26-99Assists24 vs Montana State-Billings, 12-11-99Steals19 vs Quinnipiac, 11-27-99Rebounds59 vs Penn, 12-1-99

Player Notes:#4 Lisa Glasser: Has played in nine games this season for theCowgirls, including one start...is averaging 5.1 minutes...in additionto 1.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game...had a season high six pointsagainst Idaho State (11/20/99).

#5 Agnes Lindberg: Enters her first season of competition afterredshirting last year with an injury...has played in five games for theCowgirls this season...is averaging 1.2 points in 4.8 minutes ofplay...had a season and career high three points against Penn (12/1/99)and Creighton (12/4/99).

#11 Lisa McCann: Has played in eight games for the Cowgirls this season,starting in two of those games...is averaging 2.8 points and one reboundper contest in 7.9 minutes per game.

#12 Carly Stucky: Is averaging 29.3 minutes per contest in the firstnine Cowgirl games...is third in scoring with 9.8 points percontest...is shooting 71% from the free throw line...leads the team inassists and steals with 4.2 and 2.7 per game...had a career high 17points against Dayton (11/26/99).

#14 Taran Stapp: The Cowgirls only senior this season...look for her toplay at both the point and two guard position...has played in six gamesthis season...is averaging 8.7 minutes and one rebound per contest.

#21 Darci Arsene: Is averaging 3.7 points in 14.3 minutes of play percontest...had her first career start against Colorado (12/8/99)...isshooting 50% from the field...is also adding 3.9 rebounds per contest,which is tied for third on the team...had a career high nine pointsagainst Portland (11/19/99).

#22 Emily Stucky: Has started in eight of nine games for the Cowgirlsthis season...is second on the team with three assists per game...isadding 1.2 points per contest...had a career high six points and sixassists against Portland (11/19/99).

#23 Heather Shaffner: A walk-on to this year's squad...played in fourgames last season for the Cowgirls....has yet to see action for theCowgirls.

#30 Molly Marso: One of three starters returning from lastseason...averaged 7.2 points per contest, along with averaging 29.9minutes as a starter...led the team in assists with 3.7 per game...added2.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest....had a career high 16 pointsagainst Air Force (2/25/99)...will likely redshirt this season due to aninjury.

#31 Toni O'Connor: An excellent player at the post position...atwo-time All State selection at Plevna High School...averaged 16 pointsand eight rebounds....has yet to see action for the Cowgirls thisseason.

#32 Brianna Tischer: Will add height and depth to the Cowgirlroster...averaged 15 points and nine rebounds at Arlington HighSchool...earned honorable mention All-City honors...saw limited actionin the Cowgirls exhibition game...has played in only three games for theCowgirls this season.

#33 Shelby Hoffman: Is averaging 11.4 points in 25.1 minutes of play hasplayed in all nine games for the Cowgirls, including six starts...isalso adding 1.4 rebounds, plus 2.2 assists per game...had a season high21 points against Quinnipiac (11/27/99).

#41 Carrie Bacon: The Cowgirls leading scorer and rebounder averaging20.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest...has started in every game forthe Cowgirls averaging 35.1 minutes per contest...currently ranks secondin scoring and third in rebounding in the conference...is shooting 49%from the field and 67% from the free-throw line...had a career high 33points against Idaho State (11/20/99), plus a career high 18 reboundsagainst Montana State-Billings (12/11/99)...was the MVP of the gameagainst MSU-Billings at the Wyoming Shootout.

#42 Christy Bacon: Has played in all nine games for the Cowgirls,starting in six of those games...is averaging 8.1 points and 3.9rebounds per game...had a career and season high 20 points and tenrebounds against Portland (11/19/99), which earned her All-Tournamentteam honors at the American Dream Classic.

#51 Ann McColl: Has played in eight games off the bench for the Cowgirlsthis season...is averaging 2.6 points and two rebounds per game.

#54 Jessica Gibbs: Is averaging 9.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per gameas a starter...leads the team in field goal percentage shooting59%...had a career high 25 points against Penn (12/1/99)...her 14 boardsagainst Colorado (12/8/99) was a career and season high.