Cowgirls fall to Creighton 66-50 Thursday night in Laramie

Freshman Alison Gorrell has career night with 16 points

 

Despite a career high night by Alison Gorrell, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team lost by 16 points to the Creighton Bluejays Thursday night in Laramie before an Arena Auditorium crowd of 2,839. The Cowgirls fall to 1-5 overall while Creighton moves to 4-2 on the year.

A freshman, Gorrell scored a career high 12 points off the bench, shooting 4-8 from the field, while adding two steals and three rebounds. Ashley Sickles recorded 11 points and eight rebounds while Kayla Woodward added ten points. Forward Chaundra Sewell finished with a game high 11 rebounds. Wyoming shot 17-56 (.304) from the field but only 15-24 (.625) from the free throw line.

“What we always talk about with this young team is continuing to try and get better,” said head coach Joe Legerski. “I thought there was a pivotal moment four minutes into the game when we’re down 9-0. They were nervous and you have to continue to play the game. You have to make a decision are you going to fight for the next 36 minutes or put your time in. I thought we really competed. Alison Gorrell was a huge lift for us. She came in and played with some toughness and energy. Towards the end of the first half we got on a bit of a roll, made some shots and the team was excited. The game became fun again, which we have to emphasize to this group. ”

Wyoming continues its homestand as the Cowgirls welcome the Montana Lady Griz, on Saturday, Dec. 3. The game is set for 5:00 p.m. in the Arena Auditorium.

 

--UW Sports Information