Cowgirls Lose Close One To Rebels, 66-61
Feb. 16, 2002
*UNLV 66, WYOMING 61 - Box Score
LAS VEGAS - The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team (11-12 overall, 4-7 in the MWC) lost a close one to the UNLV Rebels (19-4 overall, 8-3 in the MWC) by the final of 66-61, on Saturday night, in Las Vegas.
UNLV opened up the game by jumping out to an 8-2 lead, but the Cowgirls rebounded with four unanswered points to close the score to 8-6. Wyoming would keep it to within three points until a 6-0 run by the Rebels would open the lead to 11 points. They maintained a double-digit lead for the remainder of the half, despite a small run by the Cowgirls to close it to nine, and would take a 37-27 advantage into halftime.
The Cowgirls were fired up out of the half as they would go on a 19-8 run to open up the half, and take their first lead of the game 46-45. It would be short lived as the Rebels would score the next five points to take a 50-46 advantage that would grow to as much as six. With four minutes to go in the game, a three-point shot by Carly Stucky closed the margin to one, but once again the Rebels knocked down a few buckets to up their lead to five. With the score 62-58, another big three-point shot by Carly Stucky closed the margin to one point, unfortunately it would be as close as they would get. The Rebels went on to win the game, 66-61.
The Cowgirls were led by Carly Stucky, who finished with a team high 23 points, including hitting 7-12 from the three-point line. Junior Carrie Bacon finished the night with a team high six rebounds, along with 13 points. As a team, the Cowgirls were 20-50 (.400) from the field and 8-17 (.471).
Four Rebels finished in double-figures, including senior Linda Frohlich who finished with a team high 18 points and eight rebounds. UNLV shot 44% (28-64) from the field.
"Tonight's game was a great battle," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "We
did things in the second half that we've wanted to do all year and I
thought we executed and hit some big shots. Carly cameout and stroked
the ball tonight, like we know she can, it just came down to execution
in the end. But overall, I felt it was a great battle. We did a good
job on the road, we attacked the basket, got to the foul line and
rebounded well, unfortunately we had too many turnovers that allowed
them to get easy buckets."
The Cowgirls will head home as they host Chicago State, on Tuesday night, and then conference rival Colorado State, on Saturday night, at 7:00 p.m.