Cowgirls Earn Third Straight Victory With 93-42 Win Over Western New Mexico
Jan. 1, 2002
WYOMING 93, Western New Mexico 42 - Box Score
LARAMIE, Wyo. - In dominating fashion, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team defeated the Western New Mexico Mustangs, 93-42, on Tuesday afternoon in Laramie. The Cowgirls, with a third straight victory, run their record to 6-5, while the Mustangs dropped to 1-12 overall.
Wyoming opened up by scoring the first six points of the game before WNMU would answer with a basket. That lead would grow to 20-8, with the Mustangs not breaking double-digits until nine minutes into the game. The Cowgirls continued to pour on the pressure outscoring Western New Mexico 21-9 in the final ten minutes of the half to take a 43-19 advantage going into halftime.
The second half didn't fair much better for the Mustangs, as the Cowgirls would come out and go on a 13-6 run to open up a 34 point lead. That lead would grow to Wyoming's largest of 53 points, as they held WNMU scoreless for almost six minutes during the half to go onto the 93-42 victory. The 42 points given up by the Cowgirls was the lowest total of the season, and their 5-0 home record is their best since the 1996-97 season.
Western New Mexico was led by Mary Cavazos, who finished with a team leading 12 points and eight rebounds. The Mustangs struggled from the field as they only shot 18-67 (.269) from the field and committed 29 turnovers.
Five players recorded double-figures on the evening, including junior
forward Carrie Bacon. She finished with a team high 16 points, along
with four rebounds. Darci Arsene led the team with seven rebounds, while
adding 15 points. A highlight on the afternoon for the Cowgirls were
freshmen Kelly McRee and Tara Rimsky, as they both recorded career highs
in points. McRee finished with 11 points, while Rimsky recorded six. As
a team, the Cowgirls were 36-74 (.486) from the field, along with
bringing down a season high 51 boards.
"I was really glad we had the opportunity to play a lot of our younger kids," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "They come out, practice hard every day and you want to reward them with minutes on the floor. I was happy that we could spread those minutes out among all of them."
"I was also pleased with our post-play. Sara Hippen played some solid minutes for us and I was really trying to get her in there and see what she could do. She's one that gets better everyday and will be a great player for us in the future. Kristin Lenhardt also got in there and did some nice things, so overall I'm pleased with the play of our young posts and look for them to give us quality minutes during the conference season."
Wyoming will now travel to Pocatello, Idaho, on Saturday night, for their final non-conference match-up before they begin conference play. They will face Big Sky opponent Idaho State, at 7:05 p.m., on Saturday.