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Cowgirls suffer road setback to Colorado State
Mar 10, 2014 - From staff reports
The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team closed out the regular season with a 58-46 loss against the Colorado State Rams, on Friday night. The Cowgirls are now 19-10 overall on the season and 10-8 in the Mountain West while the Rams move to 23-6 overall 15-3 in league play.
"Colorado State is a very long defensive team out there and they create a lot of issues for a team," said head coach Joe Legerski. "In the first half, I felt like Marquelle Dent was all of our energy. The issue I addressed at halftime was that she was pushing the ball and it seemed like no one wanted to run with her. We needed to fill the passing lanes, when you do Marquelle becomes that much better in getting people the ball."
Holding a three-point lead, 28-25, out of the break, the Rams scored five of the first seven to give them a five-point advantage, 32-27. Started by Fallon Lewis free throws, Wyoming went on a 6-0 run to take their first lead since the first half, 33-32. A basket by Martin gave the Rams the lead back, but Mileto hit a shot to put UW up by one, 35-34. Colorado State answered back with nine straight points to put them ahead 43-35 with 10 minutes left in the game. The Cowgirls would try and chip away at the deficit pulling to within four, 47-43. Unfortunately, Colorado State outscored the Cowgirls, 11-3, in the final five minutes to go onto the 58-46 victory.
Dent finished with 15 points while shooting 6-15 from the field. Lewis finished with her 11th double-double of the season with ten points and ten rebounds. The Cowgirls shoot 17-49 (.347) from the field and 1-10 (.100) from beyond the arc.
They committed 19 turnovers which resulted in 20 points from CSU.