Women's Basketball

2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Feb. 19, 2001


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Probable Starters: Here are the probable starters for this week's games:

Guard       Brenda Pickup, Fr., 5-7, Brush Prairie, Wash.
Guard       Lisa McCann, So., 6-2, Norrkoping, Sweden
Forward     Christy Bacon, Jr., 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo.
Forward     Jessica Gibbs, Sr., 6-1, Wells, Nev.
Center      Ann McColl, So., 6-2, Everett, Wash.

Air Force Guard Ali Tomlinson, Jr., 5-8, Kewanee, Ill. Guard Morgan Bennett, So., 5-9, Spokane, Wash. Forward Rozalyn Russ, Jr. 5-8, Stetsonville, Wis. Forward Samantha Clifton, Jr., 5-11, Emory, Texas Center Wendy Stillman, So., 6-1, Salt Lake City, Utah

New Mexico Guard Molly McKinnon, Jr., 5-8, Olympia, Wash. Guard Nikki Heckroth, Sr., 5-8, Albuquerque, N.M. Forward Lauren McLeod, Fr., 5-11, Waco, Texas Forward Miranda Sanchez, Sr., 6-1, Albuquerque, N.M. Center Jordan Adams, So., 6-3, Overton, Nev.

This Week: The Cowgirls will be on the road this week. They will take on the Air Force Academy on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., and then New Mexico, Saturday night, at 7:00 p.m.

About Air Force: The Cowgirls will face the Air Force Academy Falcons on Thursday night. The Falcons are 3-20 overall and 0-10 in the conference. They are led by junior Rozalyn Russ, who is averaging 9.5 points and 6.4 rebounds. As a team, they are shooting 36% from the field and 67% from the charity stripe. This is the 19th meeting between the two teams, Wyoming leads the series 17-1. The last time these two teams met was Jan. 27, 2001 in Laramie with the Cowgirls coming out on top, 58-54. The Falcons are coached by Sue Darling, who is in her third season.

About New Mexico: The Cowgirls will close out the weekend against the New Mexico Lobos. The Lobos are currently 14-10 overall and 5-5 in conference play. Sophomore center Jordan Adams leads the way for New Mexico, averaging 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest. They are averaging 43% from the field and 68.8 points per game. This is the 39th meeting between the two schools, New Mexico leads 20-18. The last time these two teams met was Jan. 25, 2001 in Laramie, with the Lobos coming out on top, 57-53. New Mexico is coached by Don Flanagan, who is in his sixth season.

              2000-01 Record  Year Ago
Wyoming       9-14 (1-9)      10-18 (4-10)
Air Force     3-20 (0-10)     4-24 (1-13)
New Mexico    14-10 (5-5)     18-11 (9-5)

Air Force, Thurs., Feb. 22, Colorado Springs, Colo., 7:00 p.m. Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming leads 17-1 Last Meeting Jan. 25, 2001, Wyoming 58-54 2000-01 Overall Record 3-20 2000-01 Conference Record 0-10 1999-2000 Overall Record 4-24 1999-2000 Conference Record 1-13 (8th) Nickname Falcons Location Colorado Springs, Colo. Conference Mountain West Head Coach Sue Darling Record at School (Years) 9-45 (Two) Career Record (Years) Same Letterwinners Returning/Lost 6/7 Starters Returning/Lost 2/3 Sports Information Contact Kendahl Johnson Sports Information Office Phone (719) 333-9025

New Mexico, Sat., Feb. 24, Albuquerque, N.M., 7:00 p.m. Wyoming Series Record vs. New Mexico leads 20-18 Last Meeting Jan. 27, 2001, UNM 57-53 2000-01 Overall Record 14-10 2000-01 Conference Record 5-5 1999-2000 Overall Record 18-11 1999-2000 Conference Record 9-5 (T-3rd) Nickname Lobos Location Albuquerque, N.M. Conference Mountain West Head Coach Don Flanagan Record at School (Years) 100-50 (Five) Career Record (Years) Same Letterwinners Returning/Lost 10/4 Starters Returning/Lost 4/1 Sports Information Contact Bryan Satter Sports Information Office Phone (505) 925-5528

Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The following is a listing of the Cowgirls who lead in each statistical category for the 2000-01 season.

  Points             Hoffman (248)/McColl (271 - 11.8 ppg)
  Rebounds           Jessica Gibbs  (180 -7.8 rpg)
  Assists            Brenda Pickup  (80 - 3.5 apg)
  Minutes            Christy Bacon (747 - 32.5 mpg)
  Blocks             Jessica Gibbs (6 - 0.3 bpg)
  Steals             Jessica Gibbs (60 - 2.6 spg)
  Field Goals        Jessica Gibbs  (101 - 4.4 pg)
  Three-Point FG's   Shelby Hoffman (47 - 2.2 )
  Free-Throws        Ann McColl  (75 - 3.3 ftm)

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