Dec. 29, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will return to the court tomorrow night as they host the Adams State Grizzlies, Tuesday, Dec. 30. The game is set to tip off at 7 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium.
The Cowgirls will enter this game with a 6-5 overall record after a tough road loss, 74-38, against Gonzaga right before the holiday break. Three Cowgirls are scoring in double-figures so far led by freshman Emma Langford with 13.5 points per game. She is followed by guard Megan McGuffey with 11.5 points and Kristen Scheffler with 10.2 points. McGuffey also leads the way with 6.9 rebounds per contest.
Langford, who currently leads the team in points, assists, steals and minutes played, ranks in the Top 15 in each of those categories in the Mountain West Conference. Scheffler is second in the league in three-point field goals made (2.73 tpfgm), while being ranked 14th in percentage (30-80, .375) and 21st in scoring. McGuffey is eighth in rebounding, 11th in assists and 17th in scoring as well.
The Grizzlies come in to the game with a 5-6 record overall and a 1-3 mark in the RMAC. Vera Jo Bustos leads the way with 15.9 points and five rebounds per game, while Kendra Coveal is adding 11 points and 6.3 rebounds. They return four starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 13-15 overall and 10-9 Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference a year ago. This is the ninth meeting between the two teams during the regular season. Wyoming leads the series 8-0. The last time the two teams met was December 18, 1994 as the Cowgirls defeated the Grizzlies 88-47 in Laramie. Adams State is coached by Kelly Kruger who is in his third season with the program.