Women's Basketball

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March 13, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -


This Week: The Cowgirl basketball team wrapped up the 1999-2000 season at the Mountain West Conference Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., last week. The Cowgirls were defeated by the Colorado State Rams, 58-79, in the opening round of the tournament. They finish the season 10-18 overall, and 4-10 in the conference.

In Case You Missed It: The Cowgirls ended their season on Wed. March 8 at the conference tournament. Wyoming dropped its ninth consecutive postseason tournament game after falling, 57-79, to the Colorado State Rams. The Cowgirls would start the game off on fire hitting eight of their first 10 shots, but hit just 4 of 14 the rest of the half. Fortunately, the Rams couldn't pull away with the lead no more than five points for either team. Colorado State would gain a five point advantage, 40-35, into halftime. Shelby Hoffman was the key for the Cowgirls in the half, as she led the way with ten points. Heather Haanen added 12 points for the Rams. In the second half, the Cowgirls cold shooting continued and proved to be a contributing factor in the game. They would go from shooting 50% in the first half to 18% in the second. Colorado State would take a double-digit lead with 8:02 to go in the game and maintained that margin for the remainder. For the Rams, Heather Haanen finished the game with a team high 19 points, plus seven rebounds. They would finish the game 25-55 for 46% from the field and 7-14 for 50% from beyond the arc. For the Cowgirls, sophomore forward Carrie Bacon finished the game with a team leading 14 points and eight rebounds, before fouling out of the game. She was 7-13 from the field in 23 minutes of play. In scoring 14 points, she recorded her Mountain West leading 26th double-figure game of the season. Freshman Lisa McCann notched a career high 12 rebounds to lead the team. Her previous best was eight boards at Colorado on Dec. 8, 1999. She also finished the game with seven points just shy of her career high. The Cowgirls finished the night shooting 32% (18-57) from the field and just 17% (3-17) from the three-point line.

Utah Wins First Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Championship: The University of Utah won the inaugural McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Championship title with a 61-47 victory over the No. 2 BYU Cougars on Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev. The Utes got to the championship game by defeating Air Force 65-29 in the opening game, then defeated UNLV 67-65 in a thrilling semifinal. The Cougars claimed a 78-37 win over San Diego State in the first round, and Colorado State 77-69 in the semifinal.

Last Week's Results: 2000 McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Women's Basketball Championship in Las Vegas

Quarterfinals ? March 8 (Wednesday) Game 1 ? No. 3 Colorado State def. No. 6 Wyoming, 79-57 Game 2 ? No. 2 BYU def. No. 7 San Diego State, 78-37 Game 3 ? No. 5 UNLV def. No. 4 New Mexico, 52-50 Game 4 ? No. 1 Utah def. No. 8 Air Force, 65-29

Semifinals ? March 10 (Friday) Game 5 - No. 2 BYU def. No. 3 Colorado State, 77-69 Game 6 - No. 1 Utah def. No. 5 UNLV, 67-65

Finals ? March 11 (Saturday) Championship Game - No. 1 Utah def. No. 2 BYU, 61-47

Bacon Earns All-MWC Honors: Forward Carrie Bacon (Colorado Springs, Colo.) was selected to the 1999-2000 All-Mountain West Conference Women's First Team. Bacon, a 6-0 sophomore, led the Cowgirls in scoring and rebounding, averaging 17. 7 ppg and 8.1 rpg. She also finished second in steals (1.4 spg), third in assists (2.6 aspg) and field goal percentage (.480). For the season in the Mountain West, she finished second in scoring, third in rebounding, eighth in free-throw percentage, tenth in field goal percentage and 14th in assists. Bacon also earned 1999 Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division Second Team honors, and was on the All-Newcomer Team last season.

Mountain West All-Conference WBB Team's

First Team Linda Frohlich, UNLV, So., 6-2, F, Oldendorf, Germany Carrie Bacon, Wyo., So., 6-0, F, Colorado Springs, Co. Heather Haanen, CSU, Jr., 5-11, F, Plymouth, Minn. Jill Adams, BYU, Sr., 6-3, C, Kaysville, Utah Miranda Sanchez, New Mexico, Jr., 6-1, F, Albuquerque, N.M.

Second Team Lauren Beckman, Utah, So., 6-2, F/C, Elko, Nev. Kristina Anderson, Utah, Jr., 6-1, F, Eugene, Ore. Erin Thorn, BYU, Fr., 5-10, G, Orem, Utah Amy Ewert, Utah, Jr., 5-0, F/G, Vancouver, B.C. Mary Apiafi, SDSU, Sr., 6-2, C/F, Pasadena, Calif.

All-Newcomer Team Jordan Adams, New Mexico, Fr., 6-3, C, Overton, Nev. Erin Thorn, BYU, Fr., 5-10, G, Orem, Utah Ashley Augspruger, CSU, Fr., 6-1, F, Lakewood, Colo. Constance Jinks, UNLV, Fr., 5-6, G, Chicago, Ill. Jamey Cox, SDSU, Fr., 5-7, G, Waterloo, Iowa

Player of the Year: Linda Frohlich, UNLV Freshman of the Year: Erin Thorn, BYU Newcomer of the Year: Jordan Adams, New Mexico Coach of the Year: Elaine, Elliott, Utah

Coach's Quotes: Quotes from head coach Cindy Fisher on last week's game against Colorado State.

About Colorado State: "Obviously, we had some great things happen in the game today. But the most disappointing thing for us was the fact we couldn't shoot the ball in the second half. You can't shoot 18% against a team like Colorado State, and expect to come out on top. It was really disappointing, and the bottom line was that we played well in the first half and not in the second. Overall, I'm proud of the girls, because they never quit and fought to the very end of the game."

Injury Report: The Cowgirls have a few bumps and bruises, but all in all they're pretty healthy. Freshman guard Agnes Lindberg just had surgery two weeks for a partially torn ligament in her right knee. The injury was sustained in practice a month ago. She will be out approximately four months. Sophomore Molly Marso also had knee surgery to repair some damage in December. She will redshirt this season.

Fisher Finishes Up Second Season At The Helm: Head basketball coach Cindy Fisher finishes 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. Fisher recorded her first career victory on Nov. 18, 1998, as the Cowgirls defeated the Denver Pioneers (60-56). Her first conference win came on Jan. 9, 1999, against Tulsa, 76-63. Prior to Wyoming, Fisher was an assistant at Old Dominion for three seasons, one of the most successfule women's collegiate basketball programs in America. 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 10 18 .357 4 10 .286 Totals 17 37 .315 7 21 .250

Tournament History: The Wyoming Cowgirls have been been involved in several conference tournament games, which include two conferences. The Cowgirls were members of the High Country Athletic Conference prior to joining the Western Athletic Conference. Last week, they participated in their first ever tournament game in the Mountain West Conference. Below are the tournament records in each conference:

High Country Athletic Conference vs. New Mexico State 1-0 W 67-65 (3/10/89) vs. Colorado State 1-0 W 78-65 (3/8/90) vs. Utah 0-2 L 54-92 (3/11/89) L 61-80 (3/9/90) Overall Record 2-2

Western Athletic Conference vs. Utah 0-1 L 62-74 (3/8/91) vs. San Diego State 0-1 L 58-66 (3/13/92) vs. UTEP 0-1 L 55-68 (3/10/93) vs. Fresno State 0-2 L 52-61(3/9//94) L 76-85 (3/8/95) vs. New Mexico 0-1 L 59-76 (3/6/96) vs. Brigham Young 0-1 L 60-70 (3/3/97) vs. SMU 0-1 L 55-69 (3/2/98) Overall Record 0-8

Mountain West Conference vs. Colorado State 0-1 L 57-79 (3/8/00) Overall Record 0-1

UW 1999-2000 Record Breakdown

Overall at home....................................3-7 away....................................5-8 neutral.................................2-3 Conference at home....................................2-5 away....................................2-5 Longest winning streak..................2 games (four times) Longest losing streak...................5 games (2/5-2/24) FG % Wyoming (Percentage)............................42% FG % opponents (Percentage)............................45% 3-Pt. FG% (Percentage)............................33% Free Throw%..................................72% Avg. assists for season..................................15.3 Blocks for season..................................42 Steals for season..................................272 Avg. points per game....................................68.4

Bacon Continues Her Domination On The Court: Sophomore forward Carrie Bacon (Colorado Springs, Colo.) picked up right where she left off last season, and backed it up with another career year. Bacon led the Cowgirls in scoring and rebounding with 17.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest. She also ranks second in scoring and third in rebounding in the conference. Along with ten double-double games this season, she had a career high 34 points against UNLV. She has also scored in double-figures in 26 of 28 games this season, and was recently named First Team All-MWC. Last season, she was named to the 1999 Western Athletic Conference Mountain Division All-WAC Second Team, and the All-Newcomer Team. 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.

GTE Academic All-District VII Team Announced: Carrie Bacon was selected on Thurs., Feb. 24, 2000 as a Second Team GTE Academic All-District VII honoree. Bacon, who has earned a 3.76 cumulative grade-point average in exercise and sport science, was one of only 10 individuals to earn First or Second Team honors. To qualify, a student-athlete must have achieved a minimum 3.20 cumulative grade-point average, must be at least sophomore and must have participated in at least 50 percent of her team's games. Bacon is also an Academic All-Conference and Academic Scholar-Athlete selection. A year ago, she was named Second Team All-Conference and was named to the All-Newcomer team for the WAC as a freshman.

Sister Act: The Cowgirls are making it a habit out of fielding a family atmosphere. For the eighth consecutive year, the Cowgirls have a pair of sisters on the team with sophomores Carrie and Christy Bacon (Colorado Springs, Colo.). But this year, there is a new twist with the addition of another set of siblings. Junior Emily Stucky and freshman Carly Stucky (Pretty Prairie, Kan.), also join the Cowgirls this season. All four players have been huge contributors on the court and in the Cowgirls success this season. As a two-year starter, Carrie Bacon led the Cowgirls in both scoring (17.7 ppg) and rebounding (8.1 rpg). She also has ten double-double games on the season, and a career high 34 points against UNLV. Christy has played in 28 games, plus nine starts on the year. She is averaging 5.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Her break-out game was against Portland, where she finished the night with a career high 20 points and 10 rebounds. In her first year with the Cowgirls, Emily Stucky has started in 24 of 28 games. She is currently second on the team in assists with 2.9, and is also adding 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Carly is also having some success of her own. Through 28 games, she is currently fourth on the team in scoring with 10.1 ppg. She also leads the Cowgirls in assists and steals with 3.4 and 2.2 respectively, which ranks ninth and fourth in the conference.

Two Cowgirls Earn Player of the Week Honors This Season: For the second time this season, a Wyoming Cowgirl basketball player has earned Player of the Week honors for the week of Feb. 28. Sophomore Carrie Bacon earned the honor after leading the Cowgirls to their second conference road victory in the Mountain West Conference against Air Force. For the week, Bacon totaled 31 points, 19 rebounds, six assists, five steals and a block during the two games. She shot .565 (12-23) from the field and was 5-6 (.833) from the free throw line. She led the Cowgirls in scoring with 15 points and eight rebounds vs. New Mexico (2/17/00). In the game against Air Force (2/19/00), she finished the game with 16 points, collecting her ninth double-double, and had six assists. Bacon currently ranks second in the conference with a scoring average 17.7 points per contest , third in rebounding with an 8.1 average and 14th in assists (2.6 aspg). She also stands in tenth place in field goal percentage (.480) and eighth in free throw percentage (.762). Junior forward Jessica Gibbs also earned the honor earlier this season for the week of Jan. 31.

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 (495 - 17.7 ppg) Rebounds Carrie Bacon (226 - 8.1 rpg) Assists Carly Stucky (95 - 3.4 apg) Minutes Carrie Bacon (996 - 35.6 mpg) Blocks Ann McColl (9 - 0.3 bpg) Steals Carly Stucky (61 - 2.2 spg) Field Goals Carrie Bacon (191 - 6.8 pg) Three-Point FG's Shelby Hoffman (83 - 3.0 pg) Free-Throws Carrie Bacon (112 - 4.0 pg)

1999-2000 Superlatives - Individual

Field Goal Pecentage Min 5 Attempts 1.00 Ann McColl vs Colorado State, 1-15-00 (6-6) Points 34 Carrie Bacon vs UNLV, 3-4-00 Field Goal Attempts Made 13 Carrie Bacon vs UNLV, 3-4-00 Penn, 12-1-99 Field Goal Attempts 26 Carrie Bacon vs Penn, 12-1-99 3-point Attempts Made 6 Shelby Hoffman vs San Diego State, 2-3-00 Air Force, 1-29-00 Nebraska, 12-19-99 3-Point Attempts 15 Shelby Hoffman vs Colorado, 12-8-99 Blocks 3 Shelby Hoffman, 2-3-00 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 .561 vs San Diego State, 2-3-00 (32-57) Points 92 vs Idaho State, 11-20-99 Field Goal Attempts Made 32 vs San Diego State, 2-3-00 Field Goal Attempts 82 vs Nevada, 1-5-00 3-point Attempts Made 9 vs Air Force, 1-29-00 Nebraska, 12-19-99 3-point Attempts 24 vs Brigham Young, 1-22-00 Blocks 5 vs San Diego State, 2-3-00 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: Played in 13 games this season for the Cowgirls, including one start...averaged 4.2 minutes, in addition to one point and 1.2 rebounds per game...had a season high six points against Idaho State (11/20/99).

#5 Agnes Lindberg: Entered her first season of competition after redshirting last year with an injury...played in eleven games for the Cowgirls this season, before injuring her knee...averaged one point and one rebound in 5.8 minutes of play...had a season and career high three points against Penn (12/1/99) and Creighton (12/4/99)...had a career high four rebounds against Nevada (1/5/00).

#11 Lisa McCann: Played in 26 of 28 games for the Cowgirls this season, starting in eight of those games...averaged 3.1 points and two rebounds per contest in 9.6 minutes per game...had a career and season high ten points against Nebraska (12/19/99), plus a career high 12 rebounds against Colorado State (3/8/00).

#12 Carly Stucky: Averaged 30.8 minutes per contest in 28 Cowgirl games...started in the last 22 games for Wyoming...finished fourth in scoring with 10.1 points per contest...shot 69% from the free throw line...led the team in assists and steals with 3.4 and 2.2 per game, which ranks fourth in steals and ninth in assists in the conference...had a career high 20 points against Air Force (1/29/00).

#14 Taran Stapp: The Cowgirls only senior this season...played in 18 games this season...started in the final game of the season against UNLV (3/4/00)...averaged 6.9 minutes per game...added one point and one rebound per contest this season.

#21 Darci Arsene: Averaged three points in 15.3 minutes in her freshman year... played in 27 games this season, including one start...had her first career start against Colorado (12/8/99)...added 3.3 rebounds per contest, which is third on the team...had a career high nine points against Portland (11/19/99).

#22 Emily Stucky: Started in 24 of 28 games in her first season with the Cowgirls...was second on the team with 2.8 assists per game...in addition to1.3 points and rebounds in 19.5 minutes of play...had a career high eight assists against Air Force (1/29/00), plus a career high seven points against Utah (2/17/00).

#23 Heather Shaffner: A walk-on to this year's squad...played in four games last season for the Cowgirls....did not see any action for the Cowgirls this season.

#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)...is redshirting this season, due to a knee 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....will likely redshirt 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...played in four games for the Cowgirls this season.

#33 Shelby Hoffman: Averaged 12.5 points, which is second on the team and ninth in the conference, in 26.1 minutes of play...this season played in all 28 games for the Cowgirls, including six starts...added 1.7 rebounds, plus 1.2 assists per game...had a career high 26 points against Montana State (12/30/99).

#41 Carrie Bacon: The Cowgirls leading scorer and rebounder this season after averaging 17.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest...started in every game for the Cowgirls, averaging 35.6 minutes per contest...finished the season ranked second in scoring and third in rebounding in the conference...shot 48% from the field and 76% from the free-throw line, which ranks tenth and eighth in the conference...had a career high 34 points against UNLV (3/4/00), 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 Shoot-Out...earned MWC Player of the Week honors for Feb. 28.

#42 Christy Bacon: Played in all 28 games for the Cowgirls, starting in nine of those games...averaged 5.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game...was fourth on the team in steals with one per game and in assists with 1.6 per contest...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 27 games, including 12 starts for the Cowgirls this season... is averaging 12.7 minutes in each of those contests ....started in her first collegiate game against Brigham Young (1/22/00)...averaged 4.5 points and 2.7 rebounds per game...had a career high 13 points against Colorado State (1/15/00).

#54 Jessica Gibbs: Averaged 10.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game as a starter....finished first on the team in field goal percentage shooting 54%, which ranks second in the conference...was also second on the team in steals (1.9 spg) and fifth in assists (1.5 aspg)...had a career high 25 points against Penn (12/1/99) and Montana State (12/30/99)...her 17 boards against Nevada (1/5/00) was a career and season high...was named MWC Player of the Week for Jan. 31, 2000.


 

 

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