Cowgirls fall to Lobos/Cowboys to start back up Saturday

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January 14, 2022 — The New Mexico offense proved to be too much on the night, shooting 57.6-percent from the floor and hitting 13-of-25 3-pointers on their way to an 85-76 victory over Wyoming Thursday night in Laramie. The game marked the first time Wyoming had played in nearly two weeks.

The loss dropped the Cowgirls to 1-2 in the Mountain West Conference and 5-7 on the season. New Mexico improved to a league-leading 5-0 and 14-4 overall. The win was the fifth in a row for the Lobos.

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New Mexico came out firing, hitting its first five shots of the game and eight of its first nine overall to open, and led 19-12 at the game’s first media timeout. After the media timeout, the Lobos picked up where they left off and led 26-17 after one quarter. They would increase that lead to 46-32 by the half.

The Cowgirl would cut the deficit to 50-42 in the third quarter but trailed 65-54 entering the final quarter.

“New Mexico came in, playing as good as anyone right now in the league and they haven’t had a break and you could tell,” said Gerald Mattinson postgame. “To their credit, they made shots. Every time we made a run, they had an answer for us. Give them credit for that.”

Bradshaw led the Cowgirls by tying a career-high with 27 points.

The Cowgirls now look to rebound as they close out their week at home in a Saturday contest at 2 p.m., as Air Force (2-2, 8-7) comes to Laramie. The game will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 1360/103.5 KRKK and 1360KRKK.com beginning at 1:30 p.m. with tip-off at 2 p.m.

Cowboys will return to the court.

It appears the Wyoming Cowboys (0-0,11-2) will play their first game since Christmas day and their first Mountain West contest on Saturday night. The Pokes will travel to Utah State (1-2, 10-6). The game time is 7:00 p.m. with broadcast time at 6:30 p.m. on WyoRadio’s 99.7 JACK-FM and 99KSIT.com.