Idaho State 60

(5-6, 0-2 away)

Wyoming 78

(10-1, 6-1 home)

    9:00 PM ET, December 29, 2005

    1 2 T
    IDST 24 3660
    WYO 32 4678

    Wyoming 78, Idaho State 60

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Eight wins in a row have brought the Wyoming women's basketball team to its second-best start in team history: 10-1.

    Thursday's 78-60 win at home over Idaho State (5-6) closed the non-conference season for Wyoming, which opens conference play at UNLV on Jan. 5.

    Against the Bengals, freshman Megan McGuffey led the Cowgirls with 27 points and 10 rebounds for her first collegiate double-double. She also hit 11 of 13 free throws.

    "I just kept shooting and they went in," McGuffey said. "This really doesn't feel any different than any other game for me."

    But she more than doubled her previous career high of 13 points.

    Hanna Zavecz added 17 points, including 11 in the second half.

    The Cowgirls dominated the Bengals early in the game, but fell behind 51-49 with 9:05 left. Erin Hicks responded with back-to-back 3-pointers for the go-ahead.

    Idaho State trailed Wyoming by no fewer than four points after that. Andrea Lightfoot led the Bengals with eight points, followed by Joanna Hixon with seven.

    "We took a time out at the 9-minute mark and told them to refocus, step up and start doing the little things that we had been doing to get to 9-1," coach Joe Legerski said.

    "Erin hit the open shots and defensively we played better as well. Everybody seemed to relax after that."

    The Cowgirls' best start was 10-0 in 1989-90, which at 24-8 would turn out to be the second-best season in team history.


    Information from: Wyoming Tribune-Eagle,

    Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press


    2005-06 Season

    » Dec 29, 2005 @WYO 78, IDST 60Recap | Box Score