Cowgirls drop Saturday contest/Cowboys play today

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November 14, 2021 — The Wyoming Cowgirls (1-1) suffered their first setback of the season Saturday, dropping a defensive struggle 57-48 to Wichita State (2-0) in Laramie. Both teams’ defensive efforts resulted in cold shooting nights as Wyoming hit just 31.5 percent from the field while WSU shot just 36.7 percent.

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Wyoming led 13-6 at the end of the first quarter as both teams went scoreless over the last 3:39. Both teams continued to struggle offensively in the second quarter. The Shockers began to find their rhythm in the quarter and went on a 6-0 run to cut the Wyoming lead to 15-14. Wichita State would grab the lead, 20-19, with two minutes to play in the half. Again, both teams would score no more points.

The Shockers came out of the half strongly, scoring the half’s first five to extend their lead to 25-19, but back-to-back layups from the Cowgirls McKinley Bradshaw cut the deficit down to 25-23. Bradshaw scored the Cowgirls’ first seven points in the second half as UW trailed 27-26 with 4:39 to play. WSU would close out the quarter on a 10-5 run to lead 37-31.

The Cowgirls continued to miss shots in the fourth quarter, while the Shockers hit timely shots as they extended their lead in the final quarter and led by as many as 12 points down the stretch, winning 57-48.

The Cowgirls will hit the road for the first time this season playing at Kansas City this Wednesday.

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Wyoming Cowboys play today.

The Wyoming Cowboys will host the Arkansas-Pine Bluff Golden Lions today in the Arena-Auditorium. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

The game will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 99.7 KACK-FM and 99KSIT.com, beginning at 1:30 p.m.

Today’s game will mark the second contest of the season for the Pokes and the third all-time meeting between the two schools. The first meeting since 2007.

The Cowboys opened the season with an 85-47 win over Detroit Mercy last Wednesday. Arkansas-Pine Bluffs is 0-2 in the early season, including a 91-71 loss at Colorado State Friday night.