The Wyoming Cowgirls couldn’t hold a lead at the start of the fourth quarter and lost to rival Colorado State, 62-57, Saturday in Laramie.

Wyoming trailed by five at halftime, 25-20. The Cowgirls crafted a 13-3 run and held a 40-37 edge as the game entered the fourth quarter.

The Rams responded with an 8-0 spurt and took the lead for good. UW rallied within two points, but that’s as close as they got.

In a release from the university, head coach Joe Legerski said,

“We executed from a game plan standpoint and in the end CSU’s maturity was the difference in the game. They made some plays down the stretch when we broke down and at times we didn’t break down and they made plays.”

Four Cowgirls scored in double figures. Liv Roberts led the way with 14 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Marquelle Dent and Hailey Ligocki added 13 points apiece, while Natalie Baker contributed 12 points.

Wyoming (12-13, 5-10) shot 34 percent from the field. They out-rebounded the Rams 37-32.

Colorado State (24-1, 14-0) won their 21st consecutive game. They were led by Elin Gustavsson, who scored a game-high 21 points. The Rams shot 45 percent from the field.

The Cowgirls will try to bounce back Wednesday at San Diego State. Tip-off will be at 7:30 p.m., Mountain Time.