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Cowgirls pound Denver 81-66

Nov 18, 2012 - The Associated Press

LARAMIE - The flow wasn't as pretty as it was a week ago, but the result was the same for the University of Wyoming Cowgirls. And maybe this win was a little more satisfying than the first. The Cowgirls started the game by making their first seven shots against the University of Denver in an 81-66 win at the Arena-Auditorium before a crowd of 3,759.

Wyoming (2-0) never trailed in the game after getting out to a 17-4 lead, but the Pioneers (0-3) didn't go away, either. Wyoming had to work the entire 40 minutes to beat the Pioneers, who won by 25 points last year in Denver.

"We were definitely really motivated for this game," UW sophomore guard Alison Gorrell said. "This year we've improved so much, so we're really looking to come back on the teams that put it to us last year. We never felt like we were up that much.

"But it makes the result that much better."

All five UW starters scored in double figures, led by sophomore Kayla Woodward, who scored 20 points.

Gorrell added 15 points - one short of her career high - and led the Cowgirls with five assists.

Senior Ashley Sickles and sophomore Kaitlyn Mileto each scored 14 points. And senior Chaundra Sewell recorded her first double-double of the season (13th of her career) with 10 points and a team-high 10 rebounds.

"Talk about a team effort tonight," UW coach Joe Legerski said.

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