LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women's basketball begins a two-game road swing on Saturday against the Nevada Wolf Pack. The game is scheduled for 5 p.m. MT. at Lawlor Events Center in Reno. Live stats, audio and video can be found on the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on GoWyo.com.
The Cowgirls enter this week's match-up with an 8-10 mark and 3-5 in conference action after an 86-51 victory over Utah State on Wednesday night. Senior guard Kaitlyn Mileto recorded a team-high 26 points just four points shy of her career-high while shooting 6-of-7 from beyond the arc and 8-of-10 from the field. Senior forward Kayla Woodward finished with 18 points and six rebounds. With those points, Woodward reached 1,600 points for her career with 1,609 while Mileto moved into 14th place with 1,265. Junior guard Marquelle Dent followed with 17 points and nine assists while junior guard Jordan Kelley recorded a team-high seven rebounds and 11 points. Wyoming shot 29-of-55 (.527) from the field, which is second best this season, and a season-high 13-of-19 (.684) from beyond the arc. The two teams each recorded 32 rebounds, while the Cowgirls had 24 points off turnovers and 22 points in the paint.
Dent leads the way averaging 17.2 points, 5.8 assists and 2.1 steals. Woodward follows with a team-high 7.6 rebounds plus 16.0 points. Mileto is averaging 10.9 points while Kelley is adding 6.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and three assists in her 18 contests this season. As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 435-of-1086 (.401) from the field, 137-of-384 (.357) from the beyond the arc and 220-318 (.592) from the charity stripe.
Nevada enters this weekend's contest with a 6-12 overall record and 2-5 in league play. Last time out, the Wolf Pack lost 75-52 against the UNLV Lady Rebels. Senior center Mimi Mungedi leads the way with a team-high 12.9 points and 8.5 rebounds. Senior forward Emily Burns follows with 8.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest. Nevada is scoring 60.6 points compared to 64.1 by its opponents while outrebouding the competition 42.8 to 37.0. This will be the 17th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 11-5. The last time the two teams met was Jan. 25, 2014. The Wolf Pack defeated Wyoming 72-69 in Reno. Nevada is coached by Jane Albright who is in her seventh season with the program.