Cowgirls Off To The Pit
The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team returns to action for their first conference road game against the New Mexico Lobos. The game is set for Wednesday, January 8, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Live stats, audio and video can be found through the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on the www.gowyo.com website.
Wyoming is 10-2 overall and 1-0 in MW action after a 72-64 win over Nevada on Saturday afternoon, while carrying a six-game winning streak. Kayla Woodward is averaging a team high 17.8 points plus 7.1 rebounds, while Fallon Lewis is adding 15.3 points and a team high 9.2 rebounds. Kaitlyn Mileto follows with 13.0 points and Marquelle Dent leads the way with 4.4 assists plus 9.6 points per game.
As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 315-753 (.418) from the field while averaging 41.8 rebounds and 74.2 points per game. The Cowgirls are second in the league in assists, third in field goal and three-point percentage and scoring defense.
New Mexico enters the week with a 5-7 overall mark and 0-1 record in MW play. Last time out, they fell to the Colorado State Rams, 62-50, on Sunday afternoon. They are led by Antiesha Brown who is averaging a team high 13.3 points plus 3.9 rebounds. Khadijah Shumpert is adding a team high 5.9 boards and 9.2 points. They return four starters and seven letterwinners to a team that went 17-14 overall and 8-8 in the MW last year.
This will be 67th meeting between the two schools. UNM leads the series 36-30. The last time the two teams met was March 2, 2013 as the Cowgirls defeated the Lobos, 72-50, in Laramie. They are coached by Yvonne Sanchez who is in her third season with the program.