Cowgirl Basketball Set For Challenging Road Trip To Montana

Dec. 4, 2012

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team continues non-conference play back out on the road this week. They will face the Montana Lady Griz, on Thursday, Dec. 6, and the Montana State Bobcats, on Saturday, Dec. 8. The first game is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. in Missoula followed by a 2:00 p.m. tip on Saturday in Bozeman. Live stats and audio can be found at www.gowyo.com.

Wyoming is 5-1 on the season after a 23-point victory, 73-50, over Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Chaundra Sewell finished her night with her second double-double of the season with 20 points and a career high 16 rebounds. She was 9-16 from the field in her 25 minutes of play. Kaitlyn Mileto recorded 19 points, three assists and three steals, while Ashley Sickles and Fallon Lewis each chipped in eight points. Wyoming was 30-71 (.423) from the field 9-20 (.409) from beyond the arc and out rebounded the Eagles 50 to 36.

The Cowgirls are led by Sewell who is averaging 13.5 points and a league high 10.3 rebounds per game. Mileto follows with 13.5 points and 2.5 rebounds while Kayla Woodward is chipping in 12 points. Four of five starters are currently averaging double-figures in scoring. As a team, they are shooting 150-334 (.449) from the field and 40-98 (.408) from beyond the arc.

Montana enters the week 5-2 overall having won their last two games in a row. The Lady Griz are led by Kenzie De Boer who is averaging 11.6 points and 3.6 rebounds. Katie Baker follows with 11.3 points and a team high 5.7 rebounds. They return all five starters and nine letterwinners to a team that went 16-14 overall and 9-7 in the Big Sky Conference a season ago.

This will be the 15th meeting between the two schools with the Lady Griz leading the series 9-5. The last time the two teams met was Dec. 3, 2011 as Montana defeated the Cowgirls 69-59 in Laramie. They are coached by Robin Selvig who is in his 35th season with the program.

The Bobcats are 6-1 overall this season and have won their last three straight games. They are led Kalli Durham who is averaging a 14.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. Rachel Semansky follows with 14.3 points and a team high 7.7 rebounds. They return four starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 19-11 overall and 10-6 in the Big Sky Conference.

This will be the 16th meeting between the two schools with MSU leading the series 10-5. The last time the two teams met was Jan. 11, 2003 as the Cowgirls defeated the Bobcats 74-65 in Laramie. Montana State is coached by Trisha Binford who is in her eighth season with the program.