WMU News

Rookie Koetsier again leads Broncos in losing effort

Dec. 15, 1999

RENO, Nev. -- The Western Michigan University women's basketball team lost, 75-67, at Nevada-Reno on Wednesday, Dec. 15. The Broncos are 2-4 overall and 1-4 on the road this season.

Wednesday's game was the second in a four-game, 10-day road trip. The Broncos play next at nationally-ranked Stanford on Saturday (Dec. 18) and travel to Iowa State on Monday (Dec. 20) during the current road stretch. WMU opened the road trip with a 70-65 loss in overtime at San Francisco.

At Nevada, first-year Bronco Kristin Koetsier led all players for the second consecutive game, with 20 points and eight rebounds. She was 7 of 11 from the field and hit 6 of 7 from the free throw line, but Koetsier got into foul trouble early and played only 25 minutes in the contest.

Senior Danielle Mueller was 7 of 12 from the field and had 15 points. She also contributed seven rebounds to the Bronco effort. Classmate Shelsea Erving also had 15 points. She passed former teammate Kelly DeLong to move into seventh place on the WMU career scoring list.

The Broncos do not play at home again until Jan. 5, 2000, when they host Toledo at 7 p.m. at University Arena. That contest is the Mid-American Conference season opener for WMU and is only the second home appearance for the Broncos (excluding exhibitions) of the 1999-2000 season.

Media contact: Geoff Brown; 616 387-4138; geoffrey.brown@wmich.edu

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