No. 22 Cowgirls Snap Losing Streak with 70-55 Victory

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Feb. 10, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Jodi Bolerjack scored 17 points and Justyna Podziemska added 16 to lead No. 22 Wyoming to a 70-55 win over New Mexico on Sunday.

Bolerjack made her fifth 3-pointer of the game with 14:20 left to give the Cowgirls (19-3, 7-2 Mountain West Conference) a 54-36 lead, and Podziemska scored six points in the final seven minutes to help seal the win.

Dominique Sisk added 11 points and seven rebounds for Wyoming.

Jessica Kielpinski led New Mexico (12-10, 4-5) with a career-high 13 points.

Bolerjack hit three 3-pointers during an 18-2 run to open the game. But New Mexico scored 15 of the next 22 points to pull to 25-17 with 5:07 left in the first half. The teams traded runs for much of the rest of the half until Bolerjack hit her fourth 3 and Hanna Zavecz converted a coast-to-coast layup to push the lead to 37-25 at the break.


The Cowgirls shot 23-54 (.426) from the field and 12-28 (.429) from beyond the arc.

The Lobos were 20-59 (.339) from the field and out rebounded the Cowgirls 42-30.

"As a competitor you always want to get back out on the court and try to erase the last game," said UW head coach Joe Legerski. "I thought it was important to get off to a good start. When you don't shoot the ball well in your previous game you need to have somebody step up and make shots early. I thought that's what Jodi Bolerjack did that for us. When she hit a couple of those three-point field goals it made everyone relax."

The Cowgirls will be on the road for their next game as they travel to Fort Worth to take on the TCU Lady Frogs, on Wednesday, February 13.