November 19, 2021 |
The Wyoming Cowgirls fall to 1-2 on the season following a 53-44 road loss to Kansas City. Wyoming committed 16 turnovers in their second straight loss. The second half was an uphill battle for the Cowgirls. The Roos came up with an answer – big shot or extended runs – every time Wyoming got within a two possession game. The Wyoming turnovers led to 15 Kansas City points. The Cowgirls also were cold from three-point range, shooting just 3-of-15 from long distance. Wyoming Head Coach Gerald Mattinson said the turnovers and missed scoring opportunities were too much to overcome.
McKinley Bradshaw led the Cowgirls with 19-points. The Cowgirls will have the next few days off to figure out how to rebound from the two game skid. They’re back at home in Laramie against Chadron State Monday night.
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The Wyoming Cowboys battled from behind and had enough to beat Washington State in overtime 77-72.
Reese Monaco had the final call in a game where the Cowboys did not play their best. Still, the Pokes overcame 17 turnovers and an off-night of shooting. Wyoming was only 3 of 16 from the arc. They missed 12 free throws. But still they came up with big plays at clutch moments.
Before the game, Head Coach Jeff Linder said the road game against Washington would test where the Cowboys are as a team.
The Cowboys passed the test last night. Linder said after the game the Cowboys showed character in the win. Forward Graham Ike led the Cowboys with 26 points. He also added 10 rebounds for his first career double-double. Guard Hunter Maldonado added 24. The Cowboys return to action on Monday heading to Grand Canyon in a 7 p.m. start on ESPN+.