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Cowgirls down TCU 61-44 to open tournament

Mar 8, 2012 - The Associated Press

The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team (12-16 overall) advanced out of the first round of the Mountain West for only the fourth time with a 61-44 win over the TCU Horned Frogs (16-14 overall) on Wednesday afternoon.

"Coming into this tournament, we talked to the team that it's one and done," said head coach Joe Legerski. "You win, you advance; you lose, you head home. With so many young players in this program, was not quite sure what we're going to get.

"TCU is very talented and we've played well in conference play. I thought tonight we really stepped up.

We asked that we needed to have more people than just one in double digits. We needed an answer from so many people."

Four of five starters finished the game in double-figures including freshman Kayla Woodward. She recorded 17 points and six rebounds in her 34 minutes of play. Kaitlyn Mileto followed with 12 points while Ashley Sickles and Alison Gorrell chipped in 11 and 10 respectively. Chaundra Sewell led the way with eight rebounds. As a team, they were 20-47 (.426) from the field and 9-19 (.474) from beyond the arc.

"I thought Kayla Woodward got us off to a good start in the first half. Kaitlyn played well especially on defense, but it was a complete team effort. That's what I'm happiest about. We took care of the basketball."

The Horned Frogs were led by Briesha Wynn with 12 points and 10 rebounds off the bench.

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