Cowgirls Blow Out Titans, 61-26
Liv Roberts 14 points and seven rebounds led four Cowgirls in double figures, as Wyoming coasted to a 61-26 win over Cal State Fullerton Sunday in Laramie.
Wyoming (3-1) led by just five after the first quarter. The Cowgirls out-scored Cal State Fullerton 42-13 over the second and third quarters combined. That helped UW to a 55-21 lead. The Cowgirls never allowed the Titans to score in double figures in any quarter.
Head coach Joe Legerski credited his team’s defense for the victory.
“I thought defensively we did a tremendous job today, right from the start. Then, when we got in transition, we started making really good plays.”
Natalie Baker, Marta Gomez and Rachelle Tucker all scored 10 points. The Cowgirls shot 45 percent through three quarters, but then struggled in the fourth with primarily reserves in and finished at 36.6 percent for the game. Wyoming had a 52-35 edge in rebounding. They had 18 second chance points thanks to 17 offensive rebounds. UW also scored 13 points off 19 Titan turnovers.
Liv Roberts said the offensive flow felt a lot better than their last game.
“I think yesterday we had some good practice of just focusing on our offense and our shot. We’ve focusing a lot of defense. I think you could tell that, too. We had a good defensive game, as well, but the offense definitely came natural for us that game, and it was awesome.”
Cal State Fullerton (0-3) was led by Jordan Jackson and Dhanyel Johnson with seven points apiece. The Titans shot 20.5 percent from the field.
Legerski added, “There’s a lot of positives to go about today. One of the things I told the group is we coach regardless of the score. We want everybody to execute. One of the things we did in the fourth quarter was slow it down and try to get our reserves to be able to try to execute our offense a little better, and I thought they were doing that.”
The Cowgirls finish their three-game home-stand against Adams State Tuesday, Nov. 22. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m. from the Arena-Auditorium.