Cowgirls Set to Host Aggies

Dec. 15, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

In their only game of finals week, the Cowgirls will host the Utah State Aggies, on Sunday, Dec. 17. The game is set to begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Arena Auditorium in Laramie

Wyoming is currently 7-2 overall after earning a 69-56 win over the Western State Mountaineers, last Saturday afternoon, in Casper. They are led by junior Hanna Zavecz who is averaging a team leading 15.5 points along with 3.6 rebounds. Jodi Bolerjack follows with 14.4 points, while Justyna Podziemska is adding 13.2 points and a team leading 7.3 rebounds per game. The Cowgirls are shooting 218-492 (.443) from the field and 85-212 (.401) from beyond the arc. They currently rank first in the Mountain West Conference in field goal percentage, three-point field goal percentage and free throw percentage.

The Aggies come in to the week with an overall record of 2-5 overall. They are led by Taylor Richards who is averaging 12 points and 4.1 rebounds per game. She is followed by Brittany Phillips with 11.7 points and 6.1 boards and Danyelle Snelgro with 10.7 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Utah State returns three starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 3-24 overall and 2-14 in the Western Athletic Conference a year ago. The Cowgirls and the Aggies have met 16 times previously. Wyoming holds the series record lead 12-4 and has won the last five in a row. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 19, 2005 when the Cowgirls defeated the Aggies 73-59 in Logan. They are coached by Raegan Pebley who is in her fourth season with the program and as a head coach.

Don't forget it's Mother-Son day, on Sunday, for $10.00 mothers and sons receive 2 game tickets and a free digital photo with Pistol Pete. Tickets must be purchased prior to game day. Also fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to the Cowgirl game. At halftime, fans will toss the teddy bears onto the court. All bears are being collected for the Laramie Police Department, Wyoming Highway Patrol, Wyoming Sheriff's Office and the UW Police who use the teddy bears to comfort children when they encounter crisis situations. Other family opportunities are available. For more information, please call the UW Ticket Office at 800-922-9461 or 307-766-4850.