#11 CU Edges Cowgirls In Tough Battle
The 11th ranked Colorado Buffaloes proved why they belong near the top of the women's college basketball rankings.
Wyoming held a 30-21 lead early in the second half after a 13-2 run. The Cowgirls trailed 19-17 before a 10-2 burst at the end of the first half was capped by Kaylee Hoffman's 3-pointer before the buzzer. Kayla Woodward added a three at the start of the second half for the 9-point advantage.
Colorado responded with the key 19-2 run over 5 and a half minutes. The run saw the Buffaloes hit seven of their next 10 field goal attempts including three 3's for a 40-32 lead. Their lead eventually was built to 11 points, at 51-40 with 9:01 left before the Cowgirls mounted their rally.
Wyoming didn't go quietly however, with a 10-0 run of their own. A Chelan Landry shot in the paint tied the contest up at 57-57 with 57.2 seconds left. Colorado reclaimed the lead at the 35.6 second mark on a Brittany Wilson two pointer. A pair of Lexy Kresl free throws would seal a 63-59 victory for the 11th ranked Buffaloes.
CU was led by Brittany Wilson with 19 points, Arielle Roberson had 13. CU shot 10/11 from the free throw line and out-rebounded Wyoming 42-40.
The Cowgirls were led in scoring by Kayla Woodward with 17 points. Kaitlyn Mileto also had double figures with 12 points. Kaylee Hoffman and Chelan Landry each had 7 off the bench. The Cowgirls were 14/23 from the free throw stripe.
Wyoming travels to Colorado Springs, Colorado for a tournament. They will face Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Fridy at 4:30 pm and North Dakota State University at 2:00 pm Saturday.