March 4, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women's basketball team will close out the conference season this week on the road. They will face the Colorado State Rams, on Wednesday, March 6. The game is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. in Ft. Collins. Live stats and audio can be found at www.gowyo.com.
The Cowgirls are currently 22-6 overall and 11-4 in MW play after a 72-50 win over the New Mexico Lobos on Saturday afternoon. Four of five starters are averaging double-figures led by Chaundra Sewell. She is averaging 14.9 points and a league leading 9.5 rebounds. Kayla Woodward follows closely with 14.1 points and 6.3 rebounds while Kaitlyn Mileto is adding 12.7 points. Senior Ashley Sickles is chipping in 11.3 points and 5.5 boards as well.
Wyoming is first in the league in scoring offense (71.2 ppg), rebounding margin (+7.3) and assists (16.1 aspg). They are also shooting 717-1588 (.452) from the field and 179-472 (.379) from beyond the arc. Both rank first in the league. In Mountain West games, they are first in scoring offense, assists and field goal percentage, second in free throw percentage and rebounding margin.
The Rams are 10-17 overall and 6-8 in the Mountain West. The last time out they defeated Boise State, 72-60, in Ft. Collins. They are led by Sam Martin who is averaging a team high 13.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Caitlin Duffy is adding 11.0 points followed by Meghan Heimstra with 8.0 points. They return three starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 13-17 overall and 9-5 in the MW a year ago.
This will be the 88th meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 45-42. The last time the two teams met was February 2, 2013 as the Cowgirls defeated the Rams, 82-67, in Laramie. Colorado State is coached by Ryun Williams who is in his first season with the program.