Wyoming Falls to No. 23 BYU, 60-44

Jan. 18, 2006

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LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Ambrosia Anderson scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead No. 23 BYU to a 60-44 victory over conference-rival Wyoming Wednesday night.

The Cougars pulled ahead 38-20 after outscoring the Cowgirls 27-8 during a 20-minute stretch from the 13:00 mark in the first half until 12:29 in the second half.

BYU (13-1, 4-0 Mountain West Conference) held Wyoming (12-4, 2-3) to a season-low 21.6 percent shooting from the field.

The Cougars were dominant inside, outscoring the Cowgirls 32-6 in the paint and out-rebounding them 44-32.

After her first two baskets of the game, Anderson became the 18th player in BYU history to eclipse the 1,000 point mark. She has scored in double figures in every game for the Cougars this season and has led the team in scoring in all but one contest.

Lauren Riley added a career-high 14 points for BYU, and Dani Kubik scored 11.

Hanna Zavecz led Wyoming with 15 points and nine rebounds. Michelle Taylor added 11 points for the Cowgirls.

"We have to able to shoot the ball well from the outside, because we don't have the luxury of going to a 6-3 player in the post," said Wyoming head coach Joe Legerski. "It makes it difficult and we won't survive shooting 16 percent from the field or from beyond the arc.

"BYU is very deserving of their Top 25 ranking," he added. "They are very talented and created a lot of problems for us. We looked tired, but I give all of the credit to BYU because they did a great job defensively on us."

The Cougars are 8-0 on the road this season and maintain sole possession of first place in the MWC.

BYU scored the first seven points of the game, but Wyoming came back with a 12-4 run that put the Cowgirls up 12-11 with 13:30 to go in the first half.