Cowgirls Welcome Spartans in MW Home Opener on Saturday

Jan. 2, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming women's basketball team will host its first Mountain West game of the season on Saturday against the San José State Spartans. The game is scheduled for 2 p.m. MT in the Arena-Auditorium. Live stats, audio and video can be found on the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on GoWyo.com. On Saturday, fans can also participate in Be A Student For A Game. For $12, fans can sit in the student section, receive a student section T-shirt, souvenir mug, and free fountain Pepsi product.

The Cowgirls enter Saturday's match-up with a 5-6 mark and 0-1 in conference action after suffering a 58-55 loss last time out against UNLV. Senior forward Jordan Sibrel led the way with a career-high 14 points plus six rebounds while shooting 7-of-8 from the field. Junior guard Jordan Kelley recorded her first double-double with a career-high ten points and 14 rebounds. Senior forward Kayla Woodward and senior guard Kaitlyn Mileto each finished with 12 points. The Cowgirls were 24-of-69 (.348) from the field and 4-of-26 (.154) from beyond the arc.

Junior guard Marquelle Dent leads the way averaging 17.3 points, 5.8 assists and 1.9 steals. Woodward follows with a team-high 7.6 rebounds plus 14.7 points, while Mileto is adding 10.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game. As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 269-of-693 (.388) from the field and 81-of-247 (.328) from the beyond the arc.

The Spartans are 7-5 overall and 1-0 in conference play after opening up with 62-58 win over Utah State. Senior guard Ta'Rea Cunnigan leads the way with 15.4 points plus 4.8 rebounds, while senior forward Rebecca Woodberry is adding 13.0 points and a team-leading 7.6 rebounds. The Spartans average 88.1 points compared to 83.1 points for their opponents. This will be the fifth meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 3-1. The last time the two teams met was Feb. 15, 2014 with the Cowgirls coming away with a 103-80 win in Laramie. San José State is coached by Jamie Craighead who is in her second season with the program.