Cowgirl Basketball Faces Tough Battle against Vandals

Nov. 24, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming women's basketball team will wrap up a three-game homestand on Tuesday night as it hosts the Idaho Vandals. This is the first of three games the Cowgirls will play this week. The game is set to begin at 7 p.m. MT. Live stats, audio and video can be found on the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on GoWyo.com.

Fans may purchase tickets through the Wyoming Athletics Ticket Office at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or online at GoWyo.com. Adult tickets are $13 and $8 for children ages three through 18.

The Cowgirls enter Tuesday's match-up with a 2-0 mark after an impressive 82-41 win over the Denver Pioneers on Friday night Senior forward Kayla Woodward finished with a season-high 18 points and 12 rebounds, while shooting 6-12 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line. Sophomore center Kaylie Rader and junior guard Marquelle Dent each finished the night with 11 points while Dent also chipped in seven assists. The Cowgirls shot 30-69 (.435) from the field and 17-19 (.895) from the free throw line. Wyoming outrebounded the Pioneers 53-32 and had 22 assists on 30 baskets.

Woodward is averaging a team-high 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Dent is adding 13.5 points and a team-leading seven assists. Freshman forward Bailee Cotton follows with ten points and 6.5 boards.As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 68-137 (.496) from the field and 34-46 (.739) from the charity stripe. Wyoming leads the league in scoring defense giving up just 35.0 points in two games, while Wyoming is third in the league in assists, field goal and three-point percentage and scoring offense.

Idaho enters the contest with a record of 1-2 overall with its lone victory over UC Santa Barbara. The Vandals are led by senior guard Stacey Barr who is averaging a team high 20.0 points and ten rebounds. Junior guard Christina Salvatore is adding 12.0 points and 6.7 boards. Idaho returns four starters and eight letterwinners that went 25-9 overall and 15-1 in the Big Sky a year ago.

This is the tenth meeting between the two teams. Wyoming leads the series 6-3. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 21, 2013 with the Cowgirls coming away with a 72-64 victory in Moscow. The Vandals are coached by Jon Newlee who is in his seventh season with the program.