Foul Line Hurts Cowgirls in 68-65 Loss at Nevada
Poor free throw shooting plagued the Wyoming Cowgirls in a 68-65 loss Wednesday night to the Nevada Wolfpack in Reno, NV.
The Cowgirls went only 13-of-24 at the free throw line or 54 percent.
In a release from UW, head coach Joe Legerski said,
“I went into the locker room at the end of the game, wrote missed opportunities on the wipe board, and that’s what happened.”
Legerski even referenced the free throws as chances to get easy points.
Wyoming (10-7, 3-4) took a one-point lead with just over a minute left, 61-60. A basket by Nevada’s Kelsey Kaelin put the Wolfpack in front. UW’s Marquelle Dent missed a pair of free throws on the next possession, and Nevada held on for the victory.
The Cowgirls had four players in double figures. Dent led the way with 15 points and six assists. Marta Gomez scored 14, Hailey Ligocki had a career-high 13 points and Liv Roberts chipped in 11 with nine rebounds. Wyoming shot 43 percent in the game.
Nevada (3-14, 2-4) was led by Nyasha LeSure, who poured in a game-high 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds. The Wolfpack shot 42 percent and held a slight, 41-39, edge on the glass.
The Cowgirls remain on the road for their game against Boise State Saturday in Idaho. Tip-off is at 2 p.m.