Cowgirls Upset No. 20 New Mexico, 59-52

Feb. 15, 2006

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LARAMIE, Wyo. - Jodi Bolerjack scored 22 points, including four 3-pointers, to lead Wyoming to a 59-52 win over No. 20 New Mexico on Wednesday.

The win was the first time in Cowgirl history that Wyoming has defeated a ranked team.

The Cowgirls (17-6, 7-5 Mountain West Conference) led 31-28 at halftime and outscored the Lobos 10-5 in a key stretch in the second half to open up their biggest lead of the game at 50-41. New Mexico (18-7, 8-4) went on a 7-3 run late to pull within 53-48, but Bolerjack hit four free throws to help Wyoming hold on.

Hanna Zavecz had 18 points and six assists and Erin Hicks pulled down nine rebounds for Wyoming.

"It is unbelievable what this group of players has been able to accomplish," said Wyoming head coach Joe Legerski. "When you build a program it starts with winning at home, and that's easy to say, but difficult to do. Tonight was a challenge because New Mexico is a very good basketball team. I thought Jodi (Bolerjack) and Hanna (Zavecz) needed to have big games and they both came out and did that."

Abbie Letz led New Mexico with 15 points while Katie Montgomery scored 12.

Wyoming held New Mexico's leading scorer, Dionne Marsh, who had been averaging 16.4 points per game, to just five points on 2-of-14 shooting.

Wyoming has won five of its last seven games, while New Mexico has lost three of its last five.

The Cowgirls will now travel to Provo, Utah to take on the BYU Cougars this Saturday, Feb. 18, at 2:00 p.m.