March 13, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
This Week: The Cowgirl basketball team wrappedup the 1999-2000 season at the Mountain WestConference Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., lastweek. The Cowgirls were defeated by theColorado State Rams, 58-79, in the openinground of the tournament. They finish the season10-18 overall, and 4-10 in the conference.
In Case You Missed It: The Cowgirls ended theirseason on Wed. March 8 at the conferencetournament. Wyoming dropped its ninth consecutivepostseason tournament game after falling, 57-79,to the Colorado State Rams. The Cowgirls wouldstart the game off on fire hitting eight oftheir first 10 shots, but hit just 4 of 14 therest of the half. Fortunately, the Rams couldn'tpull away with the lead no more than five pointsfor either team. Colorado State would gain afive point advantage, 40-35, into halftime.Shelby Hoffman was the key for the Cowgirls inthe half, as she led the way with ten points. HeatherHaanen added 12 points for the Rams. In the second half, the Cowgirlscold shooting continued and proved to be a contributing factor in thegame. They would go from shooting 50% in the first half to 18% in thesecond. Colorado State would take a double-digit lead with 8:02 to go inthe game and maintained that margin for the remainder. For the Rams,Heather Haanen finished the game with a team high 19 points, plus sevenrebounds. They would finish the game 25-55 for 46% from the field and7-14 for 50% from beyond the arc. For the Cowgirls, sophomore forwardCarrie Bacon finished the game with a team leading 14 points and eightrebounds, before fouling out of the game. She was 7-13 from the field in23 minutes of play. In scoring 14 points, she recorded her Mountain Westleading 26th double-figure game of the season. Freshman Lisa McCannnotched a career high 12 rebounds to lead the team. Her previous bestwas eight boards at Colorado on Dec. 8, 1999. She also finished the gamewith seven points just shy of her career high. The Cowgirls finished thenight shooting 32% (18-57) from the field and just 17% (3-17) from thethree-point line.
Utah Wins First Mountain West Conference Women's BasketballChampionship: The University of Utah won the inaugural McLeodUSAMountain West Conference Championship title with a 61-47 victory overthe No. 2 BYU Cougars on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev. The Utes gotto the championship game by defeating Air Force 65-29 in the openinggame, then defeated UNLV 67-65 in a thrilling semifinal. The Cougarsclaimed a 78-37 win over San Diego State in the first round, andColorado State 77-69 in the semifinal.
Last Week's Results:2000 McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Championshipin Las Vegas
Quarterfinals ? March 8 (Wednesday)Game 1 ? No. 3 Colorado State def. No. 6 Wyoming, 79-57Game 2 ? No. 2 BYU def. No. 7 San Diego State, 78-37Game 3 ? No. 5 UNLV def. No. 4 New Mexico, 52-50Game 4 ? No. 1 Utah def. No. 8 Air Force, 65-29
Semifinals ? March 10 (Friday)Game 5 - No. 2 BYU def. No. 3 Colorado State, 77-69Game 6 - No. 1 Utah def. No. 5 UNLV, 67-65
Finals ? March 11 (Saturday)Championship Game - No. 1 Utah def. No. 2 BYU, 61-47
Bacon Earns All-MWC Honors: Forward Carrie Bacon (Colorado Springs,Colo.) was selected to the 1999-2000 All-Mountain West ConferenceWomen's First Team. Bacon, a 6-0 sophomore, led the Cowgirls in scoringand rebounding, averaging 17. 7 ppg and 8.1 rpg. She also finishedsecond in steals (1.4 spg), third in assists (2.6 aspg) and field goalpercentage (.480). For the season in the Mountain West, she finishedsecond in scoring, third in rebounding, eighth in free-throw percentage,tenth in field goal percentage and 14th in assists. Bacon also earned1999 Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Second Team honors,and was on the All-Newcomer Team last season.
Mountain West All-Conference WBB Team's
First TeamLinda Frohlich, UNLV, So., 6-2, F, Oldendorf, GermanyCarrie Bacon, Wyo., So., 6-0, F, Colorado Springs, Co.Heather Haanen, CSU, Jr., 5-11, F, Plymouth, Minn.Jill Adams, BYU, Sr., 6-3, C, Kaysville, UtahMiranda Sanchez, New Mexico, Jr., 6-1, F, Albuquerque, N.M.
Second TeamLauren Beckman, Utah, So., 6-2, F/C, Elko, Nev.Kristina Anderson, Utah, Jr., 6-1, F, Eugene, Ore.Erin Thorn, BYU, Fr., 5-10, G, Orem, UtahAmy Ewert, Utah, Jr., 5-0, F/G, Vancouver, B.C.Mary Apiafi, SDSU, Sr., 6-2, C/F, Pasadena, Calif.
All-Newcomer TeamJordan Adams, New Mexico, Fr., 6-3, C, Overton, Nev.Erin Thorn, BYU, Fr., 5-10, G, Orem, UtahAshley Augspruger, CSU, Fr., 6-1, F, Lakewood, Colo.Constance Jinks, UNLV, Fr., 5-6, G, Chicago, Ill.Jamey Cox, SDSU, Fr., 5-7, G, Waterloo, Iowa
Player of the Year: Linda Frohlich, UNLVFreshman of the Year: Erin Thorn, BYUNewcomer of the Year: Jordan Adams, New MexicoCoach of the Year: Elaine, Elliott, Utah
Coach's Quotes: Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher on last week's gameagainst Colorado State.
About Colorado State: "Obviously, we had some great things happen inthe game today. But the most disappointing thing for us was the fact wecouldn't shoot the ball in the second half. You can't shoot 18% againsta team like Colorado State, and expect to come out on top. It was reallydisappointing, and the bottom line was that we played well in the firsthalf and not in the second. Overall, I'm proud of the girls, becausethey never quit and fought to the very end of the game."
Injury Report: The Cowgirls have a few bumps and bruises, but all in allthey're pretty healthy. Freshman guard Agnes Lindberg just had surgerytwo weeks for a partially torn ligament in her right knee. The injurywas sustained in practice a month ago. She will be out approximatelyfour months. Sophomore Molly Marso also had knee surgery to repair somedamage in December. She will redshirt this season.
Fisher Finishes Up Second Season At The Helm: Head basketball coachCindy Fisher finishes her second season with the Wyoming Cowgirlbasketball program. She was named head coach on March 27, 1998 andbecame just the fifth head basketball coach in Cowgirl history. Fisher recorded her first career victory on Nov. 18, 1998, as theCowgirls defeated the Denver Pioneers (60-56). Her first conference wincame on Jan. 9, 1999, against Tulsa, 76-63. Prior to Wyoming, Fisher was an assistant at Old Dominion for threeseasons, one of the most successfule women's collegiate basketballprograms in America. During those three years at Old Dominion, the LadyMonarchs were 92-8, including a 34-win season and two 29-win years. Theywere also runners up to the national champion in 1997, and a SweetSixteen 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 10 18 .357 4 10 .286Totals 17 37 .315 7 21 .250
Tournament History: The Wyoming Cowgirls have been been involved inseveral conference tournament games, which include two conferences. TheCowgirls were members of the High Country Athletic Conference prior tojoining the Western Athletic Conference. Last week, they participated intheir first ever tournament game in the Mountain West Conference. Beloware the tournament records in each conference:
High Country Athletic Conferencevs. New Mexico State 1-0 W 67-65 (3/10/89)vs. Colorado State 1-0 W 78-65 (3/8/90)vs. Utah 0-2 L 54-92 (3/11/89) L 61-80 (3/9/90)Overall Record 2-2
Western Athletic Conferencevs. Utah 0-1 L 62-74 (3/8/91)vs. San Diego State 0-1 L 58-66 (3/13/92)vs. UTEP 0-1 L 55-68 (3/10/93)vs. Fresno State 0-2 L 52-61(3/9//94) L 76-85 (3/8/95)vs. New Mexico 0-1 L 59-76 (3/6/96)vs. Brigham Young 0-1 L 60-70 (3/3/97)vs. SMU 0-1 L 55-69 (3/2/98)Overall Record 0-8
Mountain West Conferencevs. Colorado State 0-1 L 57-79 (3/8/00)Overall Record 0-1
UW 1999-2000 Record Breakdown
Overallathome....................................3-7away....................................5-8neutral.................................2-3Conferenceathome....................................2-5away....................................2-5Longest winning streak..................2 games (four times)Longest losing streak...................5 games (2/5-2/24)FG % Wyoming(Percentage)............................42%FG % opponents(Percentage)............................45%3-Pt. FG%(Percentage)............................33%FreeThrow%..................................72%Avg. assists forseason..................................15.3Blocks forseason..................................42Steals forseason..................................272Avg. points pergame....................................68.4
Bacon Continues Her Domination On The Court: Sophomore forward CarrieBacon (Colorado Springs, Colo.) picked up right where she left off lastseason, and backed it up with another career year. Bacon led theCowgirls in scoring and rebounding with 17.7 points and 8.1 rebounds percontest. She also ranks second in scoring and third in rebounding in theconference. Along with ten double-double games this season, she had acareer high 34 points against UNLV. She has also scored indouble-figures in 26 of 28 games this season, and was recently namedFirst Team All-MWC. Last season, she was named to the 1999 WesternAthletic Conference Mountain Division All-WAC Second Team, and theAll-Newcomer Team. Bacon led the Cowgirls in scoring last season,averaging 14.6 ppg, as well as leading the team in steals at 1.8 spg andblocked shots .7bpg. She finished eighth in the conference in scoring,15th in rebounding, ninth in field goal percentage, 12th free-throwpercentage, and 18th in steals and blocks.
GTE Academic All-District VII Team Announced: Carrie Bacon was selectedon Thurs., Feb. 24, 2000 as a Second Team GTE Academic All-District VIIhonoree. Bacon, who has earned a 3.76 cumulative grade-point average inexercise and sport science, was one of only 10 individuals to earn Firstor Second Team honors. To qualify, a student-athlete must have achieveda minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average, must be at leastsophomore and must have participated in at least 50 percent of herteam's games. Bacon is also an Academic All-Conference and AcademicScholar-Athlete selection. A year ago, she was named Second TeamAll-Conference and was named to the All-Newcomer team for the WAC as afreshman.
Sister Act: The Cowgirls are making it a habit out of fielding a familyatmosphere. For the eighth consecutive year, the Cowgirls have a pair ofsisters on the team with sophomores Carrie and Christy Bacon (ColoradoSprings, Colo.). But this year, there is a new twist with the additionof another set of siblings. Junior Emily Stucky and freshman CarlyStucky (Pretty Prairie, Kan.), also join the Cowgirls this season. Allfour players have been huge contributors on the court and in theCowgirls success this season. As a two-year starter, Carrie Bacon led the Cowgirls in both scoring(17.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.1 rpg). She also has ten double-doublegames on the season, and a career high 34 points against UNLV. Christyhas played in 28 games, plus nine starts on the year. She is averaging5.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Her break-out game was against Portland,where she finished the night with a career high 20 points and 10rebounds. In her first year with the Cowgirls, Emily Stucky has started in 24 of28 games. She is currently second on the team in assists with 2.9, andis also adding 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Carly is alsohaving some success of her own. Through 28 games, she is currentlyfourth on the team in scoring with 10.1 ppg. She also leads the Cowgirlsin assists and steals with 3.4 and 2.2 respectively, which ranks ninthand fourth in the conference.
Two Cowgirls Earn Player of the Week Honors This Season: For the secondtime this season, a Wyoming Cowgirl basketball player has earned Playerof the Week honors for the week of Feb. 28. Sophomore Carrie Baconearned the honor after leading the Cowgirls to their second conferenceroad victory in the Mountain West Conference against Air Force. For theweek, Bacon totaled 31 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, five steals anda block during the two games. She shot .565 (12-23) from the field andwas 5-6 (.833) from the free throw line. She led the Cowgirls in scoringwith 15 points and eight rebounds vs. New Mexico (2/17/00). In the gameagainst Air Force (2/19/00), she finished the game with 16 points,collecting her ninth double-double, and had six assists. Bacon currentlyranks second in the conference with a scoring average 17.7 points percontest , third in rebounding with an 8.1 average and 14th in assists(2.6 aspg). She also stands in tenth place in field goal percentage(.480) and eighth in free throw percentage (.762). Junior forwardJessica Gibbs also earned the honor earlier this season for the week ofJan. 31.
Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The following is a listingof the Cowgirls who lead in each statistical category for the 1999-2000season.
Points Carrie Bacon (495 - 17.7 ppg) Rebounds Carrie Bacon (226 - 8.1 rpg) Assists Carly Stucky (95 - 3.4 apg) Minutes Carrie Bacon (996 - 35.6 mpg) Blocks Ann McColl (9 - 0.3 bpg) Steals Carly Stucky (61 - 2.2 spg) Field Goals Carrie Bacon (191 - 6.8 pg) Three-Point FG's Shelby Hoffman (83 - 3.0 pg) Free-Throws Carrie Bacon (112 - 4.0 pg)
1999-2000 Superlatives - Individual
Field Goal PecentageMin 5 Attempts 1.00 Ann McColl vs Colorado State, 1-15-00 (6-6)Points34 Carrie Bacon vs UNLV, 3-4-00Field Goal Attempts Made13 Carrie Bacon vs UNLV, 3-4-00 Penn, 12-1-99Field Goal Attempts26 Carrie Bacon vs Penn, 12-1-993-point Attempts Made6 Shelby Hoffman vs San Diego State, 2-3-00 Air Force, 1-29-00 Nebraska, 12-19-993-Point Attempts15 Shelby Hoffman vs Colorado, 12-8-99Blocks3 Shelby Hoffman, 2-3-00Assists8 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 - Team
Field Goal Percentage .561 vs San Diego State, 2-3-00 (32-57)Points92 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99Field Goal Attempts Made32 vs San Diego State, 2-3-00Field Goal Attempts82 vs Nevada, 1-5-003-point Attempts Made9 vs Air Force, 1-29-00 Nebraska, 12-19-993-point Attempts24 vs Brigham Young, 1-22-00Blocks5 vs San Diego State, 2-3-00Assists24 vs Montana State-Billings, 12-11-99Steals19 vs Quinnipiac, 11-27-99Rebounds59 vs Penn, 12-1-99
#4 Lisa Glasser: Played in 13 games this season for the Cowgirls,including one start...averaged 4.2 minutes, in addition to one point and1.2 rebounds per game...had a season high six points against Idaho State(11/20/99).
#5 Agnes Lindberg: Entered her first season of competition afterredshirting last year with an injury...played in eleven games for theCowgirls this season, before injuring her knee...averaged one point andone rebound in 5.8 minutes of play...had a season and career high threepoints against Penn (12/1/99) and Creighton (12/4/99)...had a careerhigh four rebounds against Nevada (1/5/00).
#11 Lisa McCann: Played in 26 of 28 games for the Cowgirls this season,starting in eight of those games...averaged 3.1 points and two reboundsper contest in 9.6 minutes per game...had a career and season high tenpoints against Nebraska (12/19/99), plus a career high 12 reboundsagainst Colorado State (3/8/00).
#12 Carly Stucky: Averaged 30.8 minutes per contest in 28 Cowgirlgames...started in the last 22 games for Wyoming...finished fourth inscoring with 10.1 points per contest...shot 69% from the free throwline...led the team in assists and steals with 3.4 and 2.2 per game,which ranks fourth in steals and ninth in assists in theconference...had a career high 20 points against Air Force (1/29/00).
#14 Taran Stapp: The Cowgirls only senior this season...played in 18games this season...started in the final game of the season against UNLV(3/4/00)...averaged 6.9 minutes per game...added one point and onerebound per contest this season.
#21 Darci Arsene: Averaged three points in 15.3 minutes in her freshmanyear... played in 27 games this season, including one start...had herfirst career start against Colorado (12/8/99)...added 3.3 rebounds percontest, which is third on the team...had a career high nine pointsagainst Portland (11/19/99).
#22 Emily Stucky: Started in 24 of 28 games in her first season withthe Cowgirls...was second on the team with 2.8 assists per game...inaddition to1.3 points and rebounds in 19.5 minutes of play...had acareer high eight assists against Air Force (1/29/00), plus a careerhigh seven points against Utah (2/17/00).
#23 Heather Shaffner: A walk-on to this year's squad...played in fourgames last season for the Cowgirls....did not see any action for theCowgirls this season.
#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)...is redshirting this season, due to a kneeinjury.
#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....will likely redshirt this season.
#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...played in four games for the Cowgirlsthis season.
#33 Shelby Hoffman: Averaged 12.5 points, which is second on the teamand ninth in the conference, in 26.1 minutes of play...this seasonplayed in all 28 games for the Cowgirls, including six starts...added1.7 rebounds, plus 1.2 assists per game...had a career high 26 pointsagainst Montana State (12/30/99).
#41 Carrie Bacon: The Cowgirls leading scorer and rebounder this seasonafter averaging 17.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest...started inevery game for the Cowgirls, averaging 35.6 minutes percontest...finished the season ranked second in scoring and third inrebounding in the conference...shot 48% from the field and 76% from thefree-throw line, which ranks tenth and eighth in the conference...had acareer high 34 points against UNLV (3/4/00), plus a career high 18rebounds against Montana State-Billings (12/11/99)...was the MVP of thegame against MSU-Billings at the Wyoming Shoot-Out...earned MWC Playerof the Week honors for Feb. 28.
#42 Christy Bacon: Played in all 28 games for the Cowgirls, starting innine of those games...averaged 5.1 points and 2.8 rebounds pergame...was fourth on the team in steals with one per game and in assistswith 1.6 per contest...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 27 games, including 12 starts for theCowgirls this season... is averaging 12.7 minutes in each of thosecontests ....started in her first collegiate game against Brigham Young(1/22/00)...averaged 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game...had a careerhigh 13 points against Colorado State (1/15/00).
#54 Jessica Gibbs: Averaged 10.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as astarter....finished first on the team in field goal percentage shooting54%, which ranks second in the conference...was also second on the teamin steals (1.9 spg) and fifth in assists (1.5 aspg)...had a career high25 points against Penn (12/1/99) and Montana State (12/30/99)...her 17boards against Nevada (1/5/00) was a career and season high...was namedMWC Player of the Week for Jan. 31, 2000.