Cowgirls Travel to San Francisco

Can the Cowgirls finish their nonconference schedule with a 12-1 record, or will their two-week holiday break get the better of them?

LARAMIE, Wyo. -- The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team will play its first game following a two-week layoff and its final non-conference game tonight against the San Francisco Dons. The game is set to tip off at 8:00 p.m. Mountain Time in San Francisco.

The Cowgirls are 11-1 overall and ranked 22nd in the Associated Press Poll and the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Poll. Senior Hanna Zavecz leads the way with 14.7 points and 4.3 assists per game. She is followed by sophomore Aubrey Vandiver with 12.7 points and a team-leading 7.1 rebounds per contest, while Justyna Podziemska is chipping in 12.1 points per game. The Cowgirls are shooting .418 (266-637) from the field and .713 (164-230) from the free throw line.

USF is currently 9-5 overall after a 66-44 loss against the Nevada WolfPack on Sunday afternoon. The Dons are led by Dominique Carter who is averaging 20.1 points and seven rebounds per game. She is followed by Shay Rollins with 11.6 points and 3.4 rebounds. They return four starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 10-21 overall and 3-11 in the West Coast Conference a year ago.

This is the fifth meeting between the two schools. The series is tied at 2-2. The last time the two teams met was November 12, 2006 when the Cowgirls defeated the Dons 71-58 in Laramie. San Francisco is coached by Tayna Haave who is in her second year with the program.

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