Cowgirls Find First Conference Road Victory
After four unsuccessful attempts, the Wyoming Cowgirls finally got their first win on the road in Mountain West Conference play Wednesday night against San Diego State (69-60).
Kaitlyn Mileto scored 20 points, Kayla Woodward chipped in 17 and Fallon Lewis added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the victory.
Wyoming (16-6, 7-4) built a 20-point lead, at 50-30, with 10:47 left, but had to hold on after the Aztecs rallied within five points, at 63-58, with only 1:42 remaining. The Cowgirls survived eight of their 11 second half turnovers that occurred during the SDSU comeback. It was back-to-back lay-ups by Kayla Woodward and Marquelle Dent that gave UW a nine-point cushion with just over a minute left.
The Cowgirls shot 42.6 percent (23-54) from the field, which included 9-27 (33.3%) from 3-point range and knocked down 14-18 (77.8%) free throws. They also out-rebounded the Aztecs 36-34.
San Diego State (8-13, 5-6) was led by Cierra Warren with 14 points. They were held to 36.5 percent (23-63) shooting by the Cowgirls zone defense. The Aztecs were 4-17 (23.5%) from deep and 10-15 (66.7%) at the line.
The Wyoming Cowgirls will try for their fourth straight win Saturday, February 15, when they host San Jose State at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. The game will start at 2 p.m.