Cowgirl Basketball Set to Battle Colorado State in Border War

Jan. 5, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming women's basketball team continues its homestand on Wednesday against the Colorado State Rams. The game is scheduled for 7 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.

The Cowgirls enter Wednesday's match-up with a 6-6 mark and 1-1 in conference action after a dominating 96-60 win over the San Jose State Spartans on Saturday. Three Cowgirls finished the night with double-doubles led by sophomore center Kaylie Rader. She recorded a career-high 20 points and ten rebounds while shooting 9-of-12 (.750) from the field. Junior guard Jordan Kelley had a career-high 15 points and ten assists plus eight rebounds followed by senior forward Kayla Woodward with 15 points and a team-high 11 rebounds. Woodward moved into tenth place all-time in school history with 1,498 points. Junior guard Marquelle Dent finished with 19 points and seven assists while senior guard Kaitlyn Mileto added 17 points. Wyoming shot a conference-high 37-of-71 (.521) from the field and 8-of-19 (.421) from beyond the arc while outrebounding the Spartans, 52-34.

Junior guard Marquelle Dent leads the way averaging 17.4 points, 5.9 assists and 1.9 steals. Woodward follows with a team-high 7.9 rebounds plus 14.8 points, while Mileto is adding 11.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 306-of-764 (.401) from the field and 89-of-266 (.335) from the beyond the arc.

Colorado State is 9-4 overall and 1-1 in conference play after a 44-38 win over New Mexico last time out. Senior guard Gritt Ryder leads the way with 11.5 points plus 3.9 rebounds, while sophomore guard Ellen Nystrom follows with 11.2 points and 5.5 boards. Redshirt junior Victoria Wells is averaging a team-high 6.8 rebounds. The Rams average 69.2 points compared to 57.9 points for their opponents. This will be the 93rd meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 48-44. The last time the two teams met was March 14, 2014 in the semifinals of the MW tournament. CSU came out on top with a 95-92 win in triple overtime. The Rams are coached by Ryun Williams who is in his third season with the program.