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Wyoming Cowgirls Look to Continue Dominance over Air Force

Kaitlyn Mileto
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When you’ve won 42 of the previous 44 match-ups, you can call that one-sided. It’s the record the Wyoming Cowgirls have against Air Force in women’s basketball, and they’re hoping to add one more win to their record when they play the Falcons tonight at Clune Arena in Colorado Springs. 

The Wyoming Cowgirls are look for their second road win in Mountain West Conference action. There’s a good chance they’ll get it considering their previous successes against Air Force.

That doesn’t stop Wyoming head coach Joe Legerski from being leery of the Falcons. One of the two losses in UW history was at Air Force during Legerski’s second year: a 69-66 defeat in overtime. Since then, the Cowgirls have won 18 straight in the series.

Legerski says the team has to be ready for anything the Falcons will throw at them; “I have a great deal of respect for the Air Force Academy. We were down at their tournament back in the pre-season. That was something we wanted to participate in. When you have respect for your opponent, you prepare for your opponent, so we’re anxious to go down and play again.”

We could see a milestone tonight by Wyoming Junior Kaitlyn Mileto, who is six points away from scoring 1,000 in her career. She also has the rare opportunity to accomplish the feat in her hometown of Colorado Springs.

Legerski describes it as a unique situation: “Usually you want that to happen at home in front of your fan base, but because she has a chance to be at her hometown, it’s just a different scenario. Kaitlyn has always played well at the Academy, and we expect nothing different. It’s quite an accomplishment to be on the verge of reaching that milestone.”

She would become the second current Cowgirl in the 1,000-point club. Fellow junior Kayla Woodward surpassed the mark earlier this season.

The game is set to start at 7 p.m.

For more on tonight’s Cowgirl match-up against Air Force, click here.

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