Cowgirls Fly Past the Falcons
The Wyoming Cowgirls dominated for their 25th straight victory over Air Force, 73-41, Saturday afternoon in Laramie.
Wyoming (17-5, 9-2) is off to the best start in Mountain West Conference play during the Joe Legerski era.
In a release from UW, Legerski was pleased with the way his squad began the game at both ends of the floor.
“We off to a great start both offensively and defensively. I thought our execution was very good on both ends of the court. Most of the time, people think about execution offensively, but we did what we wanted to on the defensive side. We talked at halftime that we needed to come out strong, and I thought in the third quarter we did that. We scored seven quick points and really set the tone to finish out the game.”
Marleah Campbell led the way with 13 points off the bench. Clara Tapia scored 11 points and Liv Roberts added 10. Ten different Cowgirls scored in the game. UW shot 53 percent for the game. They capitalized with 21 points off 14 Falcons turnovers and had a 36-25 advantage in rebounding.
Air Force (3-17, 1-9) was led by Kailin Davis with 13 points. The Falcons shot 30 percent in the game.
After a slow start by both teams, Wyoming surged to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter and never looked back. A Taylor Rusk three-pointer made it 28-6 and that led to a 37-18 lead by halftime. The lead never dipped below 20 the rest of the game.
The Cowgirls stayed in second place in the Mountain West standings. They head on the road Wednesday night to Fresno State to face the Bulldogs. Game time is at 8 p.m.