Wyoming Basketball Hosts South Dakota Mines In Final Non-Conference Game
Jan. 2, 2013
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The Wyoming Cowgirl Basketball team will play their final non-conference game of the season as they host the South Dakota Mines Lady Rockers. The game is set for Thursday, Jan. 3 beginning at 7:00 p.m. Live stats and audio can be found at www.gowyo.com.
Wyoming is 10-2 on the season after defeating Loyola Marymount, 84-68, on Saturday afternoon. Three players finished the game in double-figures led by Sewell, who recorded her fourth double-double of the year with a career high 34 points and 17 rebounds. She was 11-19 (.579) from the field and a perfect 12-12 (1.00) from the free throw line. The 34 points is tied for fifth on the all-time single game list in school history. Sophomore Kayla Woodward finished one assist shy of a triple double with 14 points, a season high 11 rebounds and nine assists. Ashley Sickles also added 14 points and five rebounds. Wyoming shot 27-57 (.474) from the field and 25-28 (.893) from the charity stripe. They out rebounded the Lions 49-32 and had 40 points in the paint.
Four of five starters are averaging double-figures led by Sewell. She is averaging 14.5 points and a league leading 10.3 rebounds. Woodward follows with 13.4 points and 6.2 rebounds while Kailtyn Mileto is adding 12.5 points. Ashley Sickles is chipping in 11.9 points and 5.8 boards as well. Wyoming is first in the league in scoring offense (70.5 ppg) and assists (14.8 aspg). They are also shooting 296-655 (.452) from the field and 84-204 (.412) from beyond the arc. Both rank first in the league.
The Lady Hardrockers are currently 9-5 overall and are on a current two game losing stretch. They are led by Olivia Antilla who is averaging a team high 14.7 points plus 5.2 rebounds off the bench. Katie Strandholm is averaging 12.8 points while Hillary Hawkins leads the way with 5.4 rebounds and 12.4 points. They return three starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 16-10 overall. This will be the first meeting between the two schools. South Dakota Mines is coached by Barb Felderman who is in her 32nd year.