LARAMIE, Wyo. (Dec. 3, 2016) – The Cowgirl basketball team continues its homestand by hosting the South Dakota Coyotes on Sunday afternoon. The game is set to begin at 1 p.m. MT in the Arena-Auditorium. Live stats, audio and video can be found on the GoWyo.com website. It’s Dad & Daughter Day where fans can get two tickets, two Pepsi products and two hot dogs for $20.
The Cowgirls are currently 5-2 overall after a 20-point win, 68-48, over Southern Utah on Friday night. Junior Liv Roberts finished the night with a career-high 21 points plus a season-high eight rebounds and four assists. She was 6-of-10 (.600) from the field and 8-of-10 (.800) from the charity stripe. Sophomore Rachelle Tucker came off the bench with ten points and five rebounds. Redshirt sophomore Bailee Cotton added nine points while junior Natalie Baker recorded eight boards and seven points. The Cowgirls shot 24-of-61 (.393) from the field and 15-of-19 (.789). UW outrebounded the Thunderbirds 44-36 and had 18 assists on 24 baskets.
Roberts leads the team averaging 12.1 points along with adding 5.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists. Tucker follows with 9.1 points while Cotton is first on the team with 5.7 boards. UW is shooting 159-of-393 (.405) from the field and 51-of-156 (.327) from beyond the arc. The Cowgirls are also outscoring opponents 63.1-48.4 and out rebounding teams 38.6-30.9.
USD is 6-1 overall this season while carrying a four-game winning streak. Sophomore guard Allison Arens leads the way with 21.6 points, five rebounds and five assists per contest. Fellow sophomore Jaycee Bradley is adding 13.9 points and 4.1 boards followed by freshman guard Ciara Duffy with 13.6 points and 4.7 rebounds. As a squad, the Coyotes are shooting 178-377 (.472) from the field and averaging 73.1 points per contest.
This will be the fifth meeting between the two schools. USD holds a 3-1 advantage. The last time the two teams met was Nov. 30, 2013 with the Coyotes taking a 82-78 victory. South Dakota is coached by Dawn Plitzuweit who is in her first season with the program.