Cowgirls Come Up Short Against Buffaloes
Nov. 29, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Colorado at Wyoming - Colorado 78-70 - Box Score
Despite a late rally in the second half, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team (3-2) fell short against Big 12 rival Colorado (4-0), 78-70, on Wednesday night in Laramie.
Colorado would start off the game with an early 7-0 run. Their lead would grow to 14-6, but the Cowgirls fought back. Nine unanswered points by Wyoming put them in the lead, 15-14, at the ten minute mark. The Buffaloes would have a run of their own scoring the next 12 points compared to the Cowgirls two. Despite the large lead, the Cowgirls never gave up and went into halftime only down 40-35.
Unfortunately in the second half for Wyoming, foul trouble and a five minute shooting slump didn't help the cause, as Colorado increased the lead to a 19 point advantage. But with three minutes left in the game, the Cowgirls never gave up and closed the gap to six points, it was just a little to late. Colorado would take the 78-70 victory over Wyoming.
Tera Bjorklund led the way for the Buffaloes, as she finished the night with 28 points and five rebounds. Colorado shot 25-54 for 46% from the field and 69% from the charity stripe.
The Cowgirls had four of five starters finish the night in double figures, including sophomore guard Carly Stucky. She finished the night with 13 points, seven assists and three steals. Christy Bacon and Shelby Hoffman also tallied 13 points each in the losing cause. Wyoming was 25-61 for 41% from the field and 76% from the free throw line.
"I was really proud of our kids," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "We played four games in six days, and against team that talented and big, I thought we did everything we could possibly do. There are still some things we have to work on, but I felt we played really well and the effort was phenomenal."
"The thing about this season is that we don't fall apart when we get behind early. If a team makes a strong run, we just take a time-out and talk about things and they seem to be able to refocus on what we're doing. That's just a credit to our kids, they have it deep within and will fight to the end."
Wyoming now falls to 3-2 overall on the season. They will not play
again until Wed., Dec. 6, when they host Weber State at 7:00 p.m.