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Cowgirls win fifth straight game, beating BSU 77-60
Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports
Behind a double-double from Chaundra Sewell, the Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (18-4 overall, 7-2 MW) earned a decisive 17-point win, 77-60, over the Boise State Broncos (10-12, 3-6 MW) on Saturday afternoon in Laramie. The Cowgirls are now on a five-game winning streak and are 11-0 in the Arena-Auditorium this season. "With today's game, I thought what we always talk about in practice came true. You never know when you will be called upon in a game and when you have to contribute," said head coach Joe Legerski. "The second unit led by Aubry, Chelan and Brenna really came out played well and extended minutes. We put them in for various reasons and stayed with them because of their production."
Sewell completed her day with 22 points and 13 rebounds, while shooting 9-13 from the field and 4-4 from the free throw line. Ashley Sickles had a solid outing with 14 points followed by Kayla Woodward and Alison Gorrell with 13 and 10 points respectively. Wyoming was 29-58 (.500) from the field and 4-11 (.364) from beyond the arc. They also out rebounded the Broncos, 40-29 and had 40 points in the paint.
Boise State was led by Lauren Lenhardt with 19 points and eight rebounds in her 34 minutes of play. Brandi Henton chipped in 15 points followed by Erica Martinez with 11. The Broncos were 24-55 (.426) from the field and recorded 17 turnovers.
The Broncos scored the five points to begin the game off field goals from Erica Martinez and Brandi Henton. Ashley Sickles would get the Cowgirls on the board, but Boise State scored the next four of six to go ahead by five, 9-4. Wyoming would respond with a 10-2 run, including five points from Kayla Woodward, to take their first lead of the game, 14-11. A three-point field goal by Lauren Lenhardt would even things up.