Women's Basketball

Cowgirls Wrap Up Non-Conference Play With Victory

<b>Sophomore Brenda Pickup and the Cowgirls begin MWC play this weekend at Utah and BYU.</b><br>

Sophomore Brenda Pickup and the Cowgirls begin MWC play this weekend at Utah and BYU.

Jan. 7, 2002

WYOMING 74, Idaho State 59 - Box Score


Despite being down by four points at halftime, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (7-5 overall) pulled out a 74-59 victory over the Idaho State Bengals (7-6 overall), on Saturday night in Pocatello, Idaho. This is the fourth victory in a row for the Cowgirls, and the longest winning streak for them under head coach Cindy Fisher.

The Cowgirls were led by junior Ann McColl, who lead the team with 17 points and six rebounds. Carly Stucky also chipped in 12 points, six boards and seven assists. As a team, the Cowgirls shot 28-68 (.412) from the field, while outrebounding the Bengals 43-34.

The leading scorer for the Bengals was senior Mandi Carver, who finished with 17 points and 12 boards. Idaho State shot 24-57 (.421) from the field, but struggled from the charity stripe shooting only 40% (6-15) for the game.

"Despite being down by four points at the half, I thought our kids did a great job defensively in the second half which created several scoring opportunities for us," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "We missed some easy baskets in the first half, but I felt they did a nice job re-focusing in the second half. Ashley Elliott came in and gave us quality minutes, along with scoring eight points. Also, Chassie Wiersma came off the bench, played 13 minutes, plus finished with four points and four rebounds and did an excellent job. All the way around it was a great defensive effort as we outrebounded them 43-34 and just got the job done in the second half. It was a good win and I'm very happy."

The Cowgirls will open up conference play this week on the road as they travel to Utah. They open up on Thursday night, at 7:00 p.m. with a match-up against the Utah Utes (7-5 overall) and then Brigham Young (9-4 overall), on Saturday afternoon, at 1:00 p.m.



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