Las Vegas, NV (3/12/19) – The Wyoming Cowgirls held sixth seeded Utah State to 35 percent shooting from the field and enjoyed a 35-23 advantage on the glass in a 64-41 win in the quarterfinals of the Air Force Reserve Mountain West Championship in the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
“I thought our senior leadership showed tonight,” said head coach Joe Legerski. “Marta (Gomez) and Bailee (Cotton) have been through so much in this tournament, being seniors that have played extensively. The same with Clara Tapia. We talked about our big start and what we wanted to do defensively. I thought we executed at a high level”.
Senior Marta Gomez recorded 19 points against the Aggies. It’s her 25th double figure scoring game of the season and her 70th of her career. Senior Bailee Cotton finished with 14 points and nine boards. It was her 18th double-figure scoring game and the 36th of her career. Senior Clara Tapia scored in double figures for the first time this season and the 15th time in her career with 10 points.
The Cowgirls started quickly, leading 23-11 at the end of first quarter and 37-21 at the half.
The win advances the Cowgirls into tonight’s semi-final game against San Diego State who upset second seeded New Mexico 70-61. Wyoming has defeated the Lady Aztecs twice this season in conference play.
Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 1360 KRKK and streamed at 1360KRKK.com beginning at 9:00 p.m. with tip-off scheduled for 9:30 p.m.