Women's Basketball

2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Dec. 11, 2000


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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        Shelby Hoffman, Sr., 5-9, Gillette, Wyo.
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.

This Week: The Cowgirls will host the Idaho State Bengals at the Wyoming Shootout in Casper on Saturday night. It will be part of a double-header with the Cowboys with the game starting at 5:30 p.m., and the men to follow at 8:00 p.m.

About Idaho State: The Cowgirls will face the Idaho State Bengals on Saturday night in Casper, Wyo. The Bengals enter this weekend with a 4-2 overall record. They are led by junior forward Mandi Carver, who is averaging 12.7 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest. Sophomore Ashley Toner is also adding 11.5 points and 4.2 rebounds. Idaho State was 14-15 overall and 11-5 in the Big Sky Conference last season. They return 11 letterwinners and three starters to this year's squad. This is the 16th meeting between the two schools, Wyoming leads 10-5. The Bengals are coached by Ardie McInelly, who is in her fifth season.

               2000-01 Record A Year Ago
Wyoming        4-3 (0-0)      10-18   (4-10)
Idaho State    4-2 (0-0)      14-15   (11-5)

Idaho State, Sat., Dec. 16, Casper, Wyo., 5:30 p.m. Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming leads 10-5 2000-01 Overall Record 4-2 2000-01 Conference Record 0-0 1999-2000 Overall Record 14-15 1999-2000 Conference Record 11-5 (T-2nd) Nickname Bengals Location Pocatello, Idaho Conference Big Sky Head Coach Ardie McInelly Record at School (Years) 52-57 (four) Career Record (Years) Same Letterwinners Returning/Lost 11/2 Starters Returning/Lost 3/2 Sports Information Contact Reed Hollinshead Sports Information Office Phone (208) 282-3651

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            Shelby Hoffman (91 - 13.0 ppg)
  Rebounds          Ann McColl  (52 - 7.4 rpg)
  Assists           Carly Stucky  (34 - 5.7 apg)
  Minutes           Shelby Hoffman (229 - 32.7 mpg)
  Blocks            Jessica Gibbs (4 - 0.6 bpg)
  Steals            Carly Stucky (18 - 3.0 spg)
  Field Goals       Jessica Gibbs  (33 - 4.7 pg)
  Three-Point FG's  Shelby Hoffman (19 - 2.7 )
  Free-Throws       Carly Stucky  (20 - 3.3 ftm)

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