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Cowgirls welcome Air Force on Wednesday
Jan 21, 2014 - From staff reports
The Cowgirl basketball program looks to get back on the winning track this week against the Air Force Falcons. The game is set for Wednesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m. in the Arena-Auditorium. Live stats, audio and video can be found through the women's basketball Gameday Central page located on the www.gowyo.com website.
Wyoming is 11-4 overall and 2-2 in MW action after a tough, 74-68 loss against San Jose State on Saturday afternoon. Kayla Woodward is averaging a team high 17.1 points plus 7.5 rebounds, while Fallon Lewis is adding 14.7 points and a team high 9.3 rebounds. Kaitlyn Mileto follows with 13.7 points and Marquelle Dent leads the way with 4.1 assists plus 9.1 points per game. As a team, the Cowgirls are shooting 381-932 (.409) from the field while averaging 41.7 rebounds and 71.9 points per game.
The Falcons are 1-15 overall and 0-6 in the MW coming into this contest. Last time out, they lost to Colorado State, 87-49, in Colorado Springs. They are led by Cherae Medina who is averaging a team high 10.5 points plus 3.8 rebounds. Madeleine Philpot brings down a team high 4.5 rebounds. They return two starters and eight letterwinners to a team that went 4-26 overall and 3-13 in the MW last season.
This will be 44th meeting between the two schools.
Wyoming leads the series 41-2. The last time the two teams met was February 27, 2013 as the Cowgirls defeated the Falcons, 88-63, in Laramie. Air Force is coached by Andrea Williams who is in her fourth season with the program.