WMU News

Bronco women fall to 2-5 with loss at Stanford

Dec. 18, 1999

STANFORD, Calif. -- The Western Michigan University women's basketball team lost, 80-66, at Stanford University on Saturday, Dec. 18. The Broncos are 2-5 overall and 1-5 on the road this season.

WMU led, 34-32, at the intermission, but was unable to hold the advantage in the second half.

Saturday's game was the third in a four-game, 10-day road trip. The Broncos play next at nationally-ranked Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, on Monday, Dec. 20. WMU opened the current road trip with a 70-65 loss in overtime at San Francisco and lost, 75-67, at Nevada-Reno.

First-year Bronco Kristin Koetsier led all players in scoring for the third consecutive game, with 24 points. She has scored a total of 68 points (22.7 ppg) in the past three contests. She also led the Broncos with eight rebounds and had a game-high three blocked shots in 34 minutes on the court.

Senior Shelsea Erving had 11 points to move into sixth place on the WMU career-scoring list.

WMU got big games off the bench from freshman Lisa Bruwer and sophomore Casey Stevenson. Bruwer had 10 points, including three 3-point baskets, in 21 minutes of action. Stevenson contributed eight points and three rebounds. Sophomore guard Brooke Gallert had a game-high seven assists. Twin sister Brianne assisted her teammates six times.

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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