Women's Basketball

Utes and Cougars To Face Cowgirls In Laramie

Senior Kristen Lenhardt and the Cowgirls are averaging 59.9 points per game. <i>(Matt Young photo)</i><br>

Senior Kristen Lenhardt and the Cowgirls are averaging 59.9 points per game. (Matt Young photo)

Feb. 9, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming women's basketball team will kick off the second half of the MWC season at home this week. They will host the Utah Utes, on Thursday, Feb. 10, and the BYU Cougars, on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12. The game against Utah is set to begin at 7:00 p.m., while the game against BYU is set for 2:00 p.m.

The Cowgirls enter this week's competition with an overall record of 12-8 overall and 3-4 in the MWC. Wyoming is currently led by senior Ashley Elliott, who is averaging 16.9 points and 4.2 assists per game. She is followed closely by Hanna Zavecz with 15 points and 6.6 rebounds and guard Erin Hicks with 10.2 points and a team leading 7.3 rebounds. As a team, they are shooting 401-1073 (.374) from the field and 253-338 (.749) from the charity stripe, while averaging 59.9 points per game.

Utah comes in to the week with a 17-5 mark overall and 6-1 in the MWC. The Utes are led by Kim Smith who is averaging 16.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. They return two starters and seven letterwinners to a team that finished 24-7 overall and 12-2 in the MWC last year.

The will be the 57th meeting between the two schools as Utah leads the series 50-6. The last time the two teams met was Jan. 15, 2005 when the Utes defeated the Cowgirls, 67-49, in Salt Lake City.

BYU comes in to the week with a 13-7 record overall and a 4-3 mark in the MWC. They will face CSU on Thursday night before playing the Cowgirls. The Cougars are led by Julie Sullivan who is averaging 11 points and 4.1 assists per game, while Danielle Chessman is averaging a team leading 8.7 rebounds per game. They return four starters and 11 letterwinners to a team that finished 15-14 overall and 5-9 in the Mountain West Conference a year ago.

This will be the 58th meeting between the two schools as BYU leads the series 41-16. The last time the two teams met was Jan. 13, 2005 when the Cowgirls defeated the Cougars 74-63 in Provo.

 

 

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