Cowgirls Face Pioneers on Wednesday in Denver

Dec. 19, 2006

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

In their final game before the holiday break, the Cowgirls will be on the road to take on the Denver Pioneers, on Wednesday, Dec. 20. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. in Denver, Colo.

Wyoming is currently 8-2 overall after earning a 62-43 win over the Utah State Aggies, on Sunday afternoon in Laramie. They are led by junior Hanna Zavecz who is averaging a team leading 14.9 points along with 3.7 rebounds. Justyna Podziemska follows with 13.8 points and a team leading 7.2 rebounds, while Jodi Bolerjack is adding 13.2 points. The Cowgirls are shooting 241-546 (.441) from the field and 90-227 (.396) 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 Pioneers come in to the week with an overall record of 4-5. They are led by Tyesha Lowery who is averaging 12.6 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. She is followed by Sara Benham with 10.3 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Denver returns four starters and 11 letterwinners to a team that went 15-13 overall and 8-7 in the Sun Belt Conference a year ago. The Cowgirls and the Pioneers have met 14 times previously. Wyoming holds the series record 11-3 and has won the last two in a row. The last time the two teams met was December 4, 2005 when the Cowgirls defeated the Pioneers 62-47 in Denver. They are coached by Pam Tanner who is in her 12th season with the program.