LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women's basketball team will continue its four-game road swing with match ups against the Montana Lady Griz on Thursday, and the Montana State Bobcats on Saturday. Thursday's contest in Missoula is set for 7 p.m. MT followed by a 5 p.m. MT tip off on Saturday in Bozeman. Live stats, audio and video can be found on the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on GoWyo.com.
The Cowgirls enter Friday's match-up with a 3-2 mark after earning a split over the weekend at the St. Mary's Thanksgiving Classic. In the win over Howard, junior guard Marquelle Dent finished her night with a career-high 32 points and eight rebounds while shooting 4 of 7 from beyond the arc and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe. Senior forward Kayla Woodward contributed 10 points and nine rebounds followed by junior guard Jordan Kelley with a career-high eight points and nine rebounds. Wyoming shot 23-of-59 (.390) from the field and 9-of-22 (.409) from three and outrebounded Howard 45-43.
Woodward is averaging a team-high 8.6 rebounds plus 15.2 points, while Dent is adding a team-leading 18.2 points and six assists. Freshman forward Bailee Cotton follows with 9.2 points and seven boards. As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 132- of-324 (.407) from the field and 77-of-106 (.726) from the charity stripe.
The Lady Griz are 2-3 overall on the season. Senior guard Kellie Rubel leads the way with 11.8 points and four rebounds. Sophomore forward Kayleigh Valley follows with 9.8 points while junior guard McCalle Feller is averaging a team-high 4.2 rebounds. As a team, the Lady Griz average 57.4 points and 34.2 rebounds per contest. This is the 17th meeting between the two schools. Montana leads the series 9-7. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 17, 2013, in Laramie with the Cowgirls coming out on top with a 79-65 victory in Laramie. Robin Selvig enters his 37th season at the helm of the Lady Griz program.
The Bobcats are 2-4 overall this season and will play the University of Great Falls on Thursday. Junior forward Jasmine Hommes leads the way for MSU with 18.2 points and 3.9 rebounds. Junior forward Alexa Dawkins is chipping in 10.8 points and senior forward Jackie Elliott is averaging a team-high seven rebounds. As a team, the Bobcats are averaging 64.5 points and 36.2 rebounds. This is the 18th meeting between the two schools. MSU leads the series 10-7. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 15, 2013, with the Cowgirls coming away with a 72-62 win in Laramie. The Bobcats are coached by Trisha Binford who is in her 10th season with the program.