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Chill Signs Carrie Bacon to One-Year Contract

December 9, 2004 - National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) - Colorado Chill News Release

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Colorado Chill of the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) announced today that they have signed former University of Wyoming standout Carrie Bacon to a one-year contract.

This season will be Bacon's second in a Chill uniform, but it will be her first full season with Colorado. Bacon joined the Chill midway through the 2004 season and proved to be a critical piece in getting Colorado to the NWBL Championship Game.

"Carrie will add needed depth, muscle and scoring from the forward positions for us," said David King, General Manager of the Colorado Chill. "She is a proven warrior on the court and her energy will help us in the stretch run, plus she fits into our long term plans,"

In addition to playing with Colorado, Bacon is also a member of Amicale Stesil in Luxembourg. Last season, Bacon average 29.6 points per contest and helped lead her team to the league playoffs.

Bacon is the eighth player to sign with the Chill for the 2005 season. She will join Team USA Gold Medalist Ruth Riley, WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon, 2004 Chill MVP Katie Cronin, Teresa Hinz, Shawna Hawes, Erin Scholz and Tiffany McCain.

The Chill is scheduled to open the season with a series of exhibition games against the Chicago Blaze. The first game will be played in Becky Hammon's hometown of Rapid City, SD, while the second will be the first home game in 2005 for the Chill. The regular season will begin on January 15 when the expansion Lubbock Hawks visits Colorado.

Season tickets can be purchased for as low as $140 per seat by calling Aaron Moore at Triple Crown Sports at 970-223-6644. Individual game tickets are also on sale, and can be purchased online at, by phone at 877-544-8499 or at the Budweiser Events Center Box Office.

The NWBL is a six-team league that features more than 25 active WNBA players. Other teams in the league include the Birmingham Power (Birmingham, Ala.); Dallas Fury (Dallas, Texas); Chicago Blaze (Naperville, Ill.); San Jose Spiders (San Jose, Calif.) and Lubbock Hawks (Lubbock, Texas).

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