LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming women's basketball team returns home to begin a two-game homestand on Wednesday night against the South Dakota Mines Lady Hardrockers. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. MT in the Arena-Auditorium.. Live stats, audio and video can be found on the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on GoWyo.com.
The Cowgirls enter Wednesday's match-up with a 4-3 mark after earning a split over the weekend against Montana and Montana State. In the loss against Montana State, senior forward Kayla Woodward led the Cowgirls with her third double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Junior guard Marquelle Dent added 11 points and five assists while Mileto recorded 10 points in her record breaking effort. Wyoming shot 19-of-58 (.328) for the game and just 7-of-30 (.233) in the second half, 6-of-18 (.333) from beyond the arc and 8-of-17 (.471) from the charity stripe.
Woodward is averaging a team-high 8.7 rebounds plus 14.4 points, while Dent is adding a team-leading 17.7 points and 5.6 assists. Junior guard Kaitlyn Mileto follows with 10 points and 1.9 boards per game. As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 172- of-433 (.397) from the field and 56-of-158 (.354) from the beyond the arc.
South Dakota Mines is 3-5 overall and will face the Colorado State Rams prior to taking on the Cowgirls. Sophomore center Megan Rohrer leads the way with 10.5 points plus 4.5 rebounds. Junior guard Devyn Asche follows with 8.4 points and a team leading 6.4 rebounds. As a team, the Lady Hardrockers are averaging 54.5 points and 36.1 rebounds per contest. This is the second meeting between the two schools. Wyoming leads the series 1-0. The last time the two teams met was Jan. 3, 2013 in Laramie with the Cowgirls coming out on top with an 87-38 victory. Ryan Larson enters his second season at the helm at South Dakota School of Mines.