Cowgirls Earn Victory Over Lady Broncs
Dec. 21, 2001
WYOMING 94, Texas-Pan American 69 - Box Score
Laramie, Wyo. -- Behind a career high 30 points from guard Carly Stucky, the Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball Team (4-5 overall) defeated the Texas Pan American Lady Broncs (2-10) by the final of 94-69, on Friday night, in Laramie.
After the Lady Broncs opened up the game with a basket, the Cowgirls would take the lead and never trail during the entire game. With the score 14-9, they would go on a 17-7 run along with a four minute scoring drought by the Broncs would open up the lead to 31-16. The margin would grow to as large as 21 points during the half as the Cowgirls would take a 51-35 lead into halftime.
The Lady Broncs would come out shooting in the second half to get the lead down to 12 points, but a couple of baskets by the Cowgirls stopped that run. Not giving up and the score 64-43, UT Pan American went on a 9-2 run to close the margin to 66-55. But a big three-point shot by Carly Stucky stopped the run and the Lady Broncs, as the Cowgirls would go onto the 94-69 victory.
UT Pan American was led by Nikki Hitchens, who finished with a team high 18 points, along with recording five rebounds. Anette Johansen tallied 13 rebounds to led the team. As a team, the Lady Broncs shot only 36% (29-80) from the field, but outrebounded the Cowgirls 50-46.
Four of five starters for the Cowgirls were in double-figures, including Carly Stucky, who finished with 30 points and five rebounds. She was 9-15 from the field and 8-12 from beyond the arc. Those eight three-point field goals set a new Arena Auditorium and school record. Darci Arsene, who finished with 16 points, led the team with eight rebounds. The Cowgirls shot 45% (29-64) from the field and 39% (10-26) from the three-point line.
"Carly hitting from the outside really helped our inside game tonight,"
said head coach Cindy Fisher. "I thought she hit some big shots even
with people playing on her. But she does it everyday in practice and it
was just a matter of time and her getting her confidence back. What a
difference a year makes, because last year she was having knee surgery
and tonight she has a career high and breaks an Arena record."
"We still are having moments when we go into a lull and breakdown a little bit offensively and defensively. But, I felt that when they got it down to 11 we made some defensive stops and hit some shots and we just have to have more minutes of that. Overall, tonight was a good confidence builder and let's the kids know they can win."
The Cowgirls next game will be Dec. 29, when they host the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks, following the men's game.