Las Vegas, NV (3/13/19) – Senior Marta Gomez would not go down quietly leading the Cowgirls to a 75-70 overtime win over San Diego State Tuesday night in the semifinals of the Air Force Reserve Mountain West Championship. Gomez scored 13 points in overtime and finished the evening with 25 points.
The win vaults the Cowgirls into tonight’s championship game against Boise State, an 89-77 winner over Fresno State. The Wyoming and Boise State split their two meetings during the regular conference season.
Tonight’s MWC Championship game will be a first for the Cowgirls. The game will be broadcast on WyoRadio’s 1360 KRKK and streamed at 1360KRKK.com beginning at 7:30 p.m. with tip-off at 8:00 p.m.
“As far as the game tonight, neither team was going to give an inch,” said head coach Joe Legerski. “You take a look at it, the lead changed hands 15 times. The score was tied 15 times. And you play that again, add two more minutes, and who knows what the outcome is?”
Freshman Karla Erjavec, who finished with 16 points for the game, hit two free throws with five-seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Wyoming held a 17-12 first quarter lead, but the game was tied at 32-32 by the halftime. The Cowgirls lead 49-48 going into the fourth quarter with the scored knotted at 58-58 at the end of regulation.