Cowgirls Lose Tough One Against Aztecs
Feb. 1, 2001
LARAMIE, Wyo. - *Wyoming at San Diego State - San Diego State 58-50 - Box Score
Despite holding the lead for almost the entire game, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team fell to the San Diego State Aztecs, 58-50, on Thursday night in California.
It was a scrappy first half, as each team really battled for each basket and point scored. With knotted up at nine, the Cowgirls would take a two point lead with a basket from Ann McColl, a lead that would grow to eight. San Diego State made a couple of runs at the Cowgirls to close the gap, but Wyoming would still take a 29-25 score into halftime. The Cowgirls lead the entire half that contained only four ties.
The Cowgirls came out shooting to begin the second half, as they once again regained an eight point lead with 14:21 left in the half. But Cowgirl turnovers and patient shooting allowed the Aztecs back into the game and take their first lead, 39-37, with 12 minutes to go into the game. The Cowgirls were also plagued by poor shooting, as they went almost six minutes without a basket. The Aztecs lead would grow to their largest of eight with 2:08 in the game, and seemed poised to run away with the game. Unfortunately, it was too much for the Cowgirls to overcome, and they fell by the final of 58-50. San Diego State was led by Claire Swinbank, who finished the night with 17 points and three steals. Anita Bundage led the team in rebounds with eight.
Shelby Hoffman finished the night leading the Cowgirls with 15 points, while senior Jessica Gibbs tallied a team high nine rebounds. Unfortunately, Wyoming committed 25 turnovers, while shooting only 38% (19-50).
"We just didn't take care of the basketball tonight," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "We went on a stretch for about six minutes that we let them score at will, and we came down and turned the ball over and didn't execute. I think when it gets down to crunch time, you really need to have a scorer, people are afraid to step up and score for us. Ann McColl can't shoot the ball for us one time in the second half, so we need develop our post play inside and that will open up our game on the perimeter. If we're tentative inside we will never getting going outside."
Wyoming falls to 9-10 overall and 1-5 in the conference. They will now
travel to Las Vegas, Nevada to take on the UNLV Lady Rebels on Saturday