Women's Basketball

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Dec. 13, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -


Probable Starters: The probable starters for this week's game are:

Guard Emily Stucky Guard Carly Stucky Forward Carrie Bacon Forward Christy Bacon Forward Jessica Gibbs

This Week: The Cowgirl basketball team will be at home this week. They will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday after noon at 2:00 p.m. It will be the final game before the Christmas break for the Cowgirls. Head coach Cindy Fisher enters her second season with the Cowgirl program.

A Recap of the game: The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team went 1-1 over the week against Colorado and Montana State-Billings. They fell to the Colorado Buffaloes, but defeated Montana State-Billings in Casper.

The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team lost their second straight game falling to the Colorado Buffaloes, 78-59, in Boulder on Wednesday night. The Cowgirls couldn?t get anything to fall shooting only 31% (25-79) from the field, the lowest percentage of the season, and went to the free throw line nine times compared to 36 by the Buffaloes. For Wyoming, sophomore forward Carrie Bacon finished the night with 15 points and ten rebounds. She was 6-17 from the field and 3-4 from the free throw line. Jessica Gibbs also added eight points and a team leading 14 rebounds.

In their second game of the week, the Cowgirls defeated the Montana State-Billings Yellowjackets, 83-70, in Casper. They shot 47% (29-62) from the field and 29% (7-20) from the three point line. Wyoming also outrebounded the Yellowjackets 49-30. As a team, the Cowgirls had five players score in double-figures, including two with double-doubles. Carrie Bacon led the way for the Cowgirls with 20 points and a career high 18 rebounds. She was 8-15 from the field and 4-7 from the free throw line. Freshman guard Carly Stucky added 14 points and a career tieing eight assists. The Cowgirls come out of the week 4-5 overall on the year.

About Nebraska: The Cowgirls will host the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. The Cornhuskers are currently 4-3 overall on the season. They were 21-12 overall, and 8-8 in the Big 12 last year. They return nine letterwinners and four starters to this year's squad. This is the fifth meeting between the two schools, Nebraska leads the series 4-0. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 20, 1997, the Cornhuskers came out on top with a 92-41 victory. Senior guard Nicole Kubik is averaging 15.1 points and 7.9 assists. Senior center Charlie Rogers leads the team with 9.9 rebounds, along with adding 10.7 points per contest. The Cornhuskers are coached by Paul Sanderford, who is in his third season at Nebraska.

1999 Record A Year Ago Wyoming 4-5 (0-0) 7-19 (3-11) Nebraska 4-3 (0-0) 21-12 (8-8)

Team Capsules

Nebraska, Sun., Dec. 19, Laramie, Wyo., 2:00 p.m., M.S.T. Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming trails 0-4 1999 Overall Record 4-3 1999 Conference Record 0-0 1998 Overall Record 21-12 1998 Conference Record 8-8 Conference Big 12 Head Coach Paul Sanderford Record at School (Years) 44-22 (Two years) Career Record (Years) 409-142 (17 years) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 9/5 Starters Returning/Lost 4/2 Sports Information Contact Jeff Griesch Sports Information Office Phone (402) 472-7775

Coach's Quotes: Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher on last week's games.

About Colorado: "We didn?t get a good flow going throughout this game. But Colorado did a good job on us. They stepped up their defense, that?s something Coach Berry obviously takes pride in, which shut us down. We got a lot of shots off tonight, but as a team that had 79 shots on the night, we just couldn?t execute and make the shots. We were only 31% from the floor, the worst we have been all year, but with that many shots it?s something we really need to look at, and take pride in that especially against a quality team. We just have to be able to put the shots down."

About Montana State-Billings: "I told the kids that this game was going to be a tough 40 minutes, and it was. Montana State-Billings had the adrenaline and emotion in getting to play a Division I team. There were going to be ups and downs, we just had to stay focused and play hard, and that's what we did. This was a great tonight, I wish we could have this type of atmosphere in the Arena-Auditorium every night, because it really helped and the fans had a big part in that. It helped our momentum going down the stretch, and I was happy about that. Especially with a young team, you want to have a couple of points cushion, when you know they will make young team mistakes. But I never relaxed until the last minute went off the clock. Overall, I was happy with our bench play tonight. Ann McColl cam in and gave us some good minutes to give our starters a rest. Shelby Hoffman also comes in right away and lights it up, gets us in a flow and that's what she does best."

Fisher Enters Second Season At The Helm: Head basketball coach Cindy Fisher enters her second season with the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball program. She was named head coach on March 27, 1998 and became just the fifth head basketball coach in Cowgirl history. Before coming to Wyoming, Fisher had been an assistant at Old Dominion for the past three seasons. During those three years at Old Dominion, the Lady Monarchs were 92-8, including a 34-win season and two 29-win years. They were also runners up to the national champion in 1997, and a Sweet Sixteen participant in 1996, 97 and 98. A 1988 graduate of Arizona State, Fisher is a native of Cheyenne, and was a three-year starter at Cheyenne Central High School. Her family still lives in the Cheyenne area.

Fisher's Career Coaching Record Overall Record Conference Record W L Pct. W L Pct. '98-99 7 19 .269 3 11 .214 '99-00 4 5 .444 0 0 .000 Totals 11 24 .314 3 11 .214

Cowgirls Return Seven Letterwinners and Three Starters in 1999-2000: The Wyoming Cowgirls welcome back seven letterwinners and three starters to the 1999-2000 squad, led by sophomore forward Carrie Bacon Seniors Taran Stapp, G, 5-8, Newell, S.D. Juniors Jessica Gibbs, F, 6-1, Wells, Nev. Shelby Hoffman, G/F, 5-9, Gillette, Wyo. Emily Stucky, G, 5-6, Pretty Prairie, Kan. (Transfer) Sophomores Carrie Bacon, F, 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo. Christy Bacon, F, 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo. Lisa Glasser, F, 5-10, Bismarck, N.D. Molly Marso, G, 5-6, Gillette, Wyo. Heather Shaffner, G, 5-9, Monument, Colo. Redshirt Freshman Agnes Lindberg, G, 5-7, Uppsala, Sweden Newcomers Darci Arsene, F, 6-1, Abbottsford, B.C., Can. Lisa McCann, G/F, 6-2, Norrkoping, Sweden Ann McColl, C, 6-2, Everett, Wash. Toni O'Connor, F, 6-2, Plevna, Mont. Carly Stucky, G, 5-10, Pretty Prairie, Kan. Brianna Tischer, C, 6-3, Marysville, Wash.

Utah Favored in 1999-2000 Mountain West Preseason Coaches and Media Poll: The Wyoming Cowgirls have been picked to finish sixth in the Mountain Division according to the Mountain West women's basketball coaches' preseason poll. Colorado State and New Mexico were chosen to follow up the Utes in each poll, respectively.

Coaches Poll Media Poll 1.Utah 60 1.Utah (11) 195 2.Colorado State 55 2.Colorado State (10) 180 3.New Mexico 46 3.New Mexico (4) 178 4.Brigham Young 42 4.Brigham Young (2) 140 5.UNLV 32 5.UNLV 130 6.WYOMING 23 6.San Diego State 86 7.San Diego State 19 7.WYOMING 63 8.Air Force 9 8.Air Force 30

UW 1999-2000 Record Breakdown

Overall at home............................................1-0

away............................................1-3

neutral.........................................2-2

Conference at home............................................0-0

away............................................0-0

Longest winning streak..........................................2 games Longest losing streak..........................................2 games FG%Wyoming (Percentage)....................................43% FG% opponents (Percentage)....................................45% 3-Pt. FG% (Percentage)....................................34%

Free Throw%..........................................65%

Avg. assists for season..........................................17.1 Blocks for season..........................................10 Steals for season..........................................97

Avg. points per game............................................71.6

Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The following is a listing of the Cowgirls who lead in each statistical category for the 1999-2000 season.

Points Carrie Bacon (182 - 20.2ppg) Rebounds Carrie Bacon (83 - 9.2 rpg) Assists Carly Stucky (38 - 4.2 apg) Minutes Carrie Bacon (316 - 35.1 mpg) Blocks Carrie Bacon (3 - 0.3 bpg) Steals Carly Stucky (24 - 2.7 spg) Field Goals Carrie Bacon (72 - 8.0 pg) Three-Point FG's Shelby Hoffman (24 - 2.7 pg) Free-Throws Carrie Bacon (38 - 4.2 pg)

KOOL Radio 1210 AM to Broacast Cowgirl Home Games Live: For the fifth season,Wyoming Basketball home games will be broadcast live on KOOL Radio 1210 AM in Laramie. Broadcasts will begin approximately 10 minutes prior to game time and will include a pregame show featuring interviews with Cowgirl head coach Cindy Fisher. KOOL will also conduct a brief postgame show following Cowgirl games. Pat Gabriel will provide the play by play with Jesseca Cross adding the color commentary.

Mountain West Conference Tournament: The 1999-2000 MWC Tournament will be played at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on March 8-11, 2000. Each team in the conference will qualify for the tournament.

Bacon Retuns as Top Honors Candidate: Sophomore forward Carrie Bacon (Colorado Springs, Colo.) returns this season as the Cowgirls leading honors candidate. She was named to the 1999 Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division All-WAC Second Team, and the All-Newcomer Team last season. Bacon led the Cowgirls in scoring last season, averaging 14.6 ppg, as well as leading the team in steals at 1.8 spg and blocked shots .7bpg. She finished eighth in the conference in scoring, 15th in rebounding, ninth in field goal percentage, 12th free-throw percentage, and 18th in steals and blocks.

1999-2000 Superlatives - Individual Field Goal Pecentage Min 5 Attempts .833 Jessica Gibbs vs Montana St.-Billings, 12-11-99 (5-6) Points 33 Carrie Bacon vs Idaho State, 11-20-99 Field Goal Attempts Made 13 Carrie Bacon vs Penn, 12-1-99 Field Goal Attempts 26 Carrie Bacon vs Penn, 12-1-99 3-point Attempts Made 5 Shelby Hoffman vs Colorado, 12-1 & Quinnipiac 11-27 3-Point Attempts 15 Shelby Hoffman vs Colorado, 12-8-99 Blocks 1 Several Players Assists 8 Carly Stucky vs Colorado, 12-8-99 Montana St.-Billings, 12-11-99 Steals 9 Christy Bacon vs Quinnipiac, 11-27-99 Rebounds 18 Carrie Bacon vs Montana St.-Billings, 12-11-99

1999-2000 Superlatives - Team Field Goal Percentage .500 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99 Points 92 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99 Field Goal Attempts Made 31 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99 Field Goal Attempts 79 vs Colorado, 12-8-99 3-point Attempts Made 8 vs Creighton, 12-4-99 3-point Attempts 21 vs Colorado, 12-8-99 Blocks 2 vs Weber State, 11-22-99 Quinnipiac, 11-26-99 Assists 24 vs Montana State-Billings, 12-11-99 Steals 19 vs Quinnipiac, 11-27-99 Rebounds 59 vs Penn, 12-1-99

Player Notes: #4 Lisa Glasser: Has played in nine games this season for the Cowgirls, including one start...is averaging 5.1 minutes...in addition to 1.3 points and 1.9 rebounds per game...had a season high six points against Idaho State (11/20/99).

#5 Agnes Lindberg: Enters her first season of competition after redshirting last year with an injury...has played in five games for the Cowgirls this season...is averaging 1.2 points in 4.8 minutes of play...had a season and career high three points against Penn (12/1/99) and Creighton (12/4/99).

#11 Lisa McCann: Has played in eight games for the Cowgirls this season, starting in two of those games...is averaging 2.8 points and one rebound per contest in 7.9 minutes per game.

#12 Carly Stucky: Is averaging 29.3 minutes per contest in the first nine Cowgirl games...is third in scoring with 9.8 points per contest...is shooting 71% from the free throw line...leads the team in assists and steals with 4.2 and 2.7 per game...had a career high 17 points against Dayton (11/26/99).

#14 Taran Stapp: The Cowgirls only senior this season...look for her to play at both the point and two guard position...has played in six games this season...is averaging 8.7 minutes and one rebound per contest.

#21 Darci Arsene: Is averaging 3.7 points in 14.3 minutes of play per contest...had her first career start against Colorado (12/8/99)...is shooting 50% from the field...is also adding 3.9 rebounds per contest, which is tied for third on the team...had a career high nine points against Portland (11/19/99).

#22 Emily Stucky: Has started in eight of nine games for the Cowgirls this season...is second on the team with three assists per game...is adding 1.2 points per contest...had a career high six points and six assists against Portland (11/19/99).

#23 Heather Shaffner: A walk-on to this year's squad...played in four games last season for the Cowgirls....has yet to see action for the Cowgirls.

#30 Molly Marso: One of three starters returning from last season...averaged 7.2 points per contest, along with averaging 29.9 minutes as a starter...led the team in assists with 3.7 per game...added 2.7 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest....had a career high 16 points against Air Force (2/25/99)...will likely redshirt this season due to an injury.

#31 Toni O'Connor: An excellent player at the post position...a two-time All State selection at Plevna High School...averaged 16 points and eight rebounds....has yet to see action for the Cowgirls this season.

#32 Brianna Tischer: Will add height and depth to the Cowgirl roster...averaged 15 points and nine rebounds at Arlington High School...earned honorable mention All-City honors...saw limited action in the Cowgirls exhibition game...has played in only three games for the Cowgirls this season.

#33 Shelby Hoffman: Is averaging 11.4 points in 25.1 minutes of play has played in all nine games for the Cowgirls, including six starts...is also adding 1.4 rebounds, plus 2.2 assists per game...had a season high 21 points against Quinnipiac (11/27/99).

#41 Carrie Bacon: The Cowgirls leading scorer and rebounder averaging 20.2 points and 9.2 rebounds per contest...has started in every game for the Cowgirls averaging 35.1 minutes per contest...currently ranks second in scoring and third in rebounding in the conference...is shooting 49% from the field and 67% from the free-throw line...had a career high 33 points against Idaho State (11/20/99), plus a career high 18 rebounds against Montana State-Billings (12/11/99)...was the MVP of the game against MSU-Billings at the Wyoming Shootout.

#42 Christy Bacon: Has played in all nine games for the Cowgirls, starting in six of those games...is averaging 8.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game...had a career and season high 20 points and ten rebounds against Portland (11/19/99), which earned her All-Tournament team honors at the American Dream Classic.

#51 Ann McColl: Has played in eight games off the bench for the Cowgirls this season...is averaging 2.6 points and two rebounds per game.

#54 Jessica Gibbs: Is averaging 9.8 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a starter...leads the team in field goal percentage shooting 59%...had a career high 25 points against Penn (12/1/99)...her 14 boards against Colorado (12/8/99) was a career and season high.


 

 

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