Cowgirls Host Cal-Davis Sunday in WNIT 2nd Round

LARAMIE – The Wyoming women’s basketball team knocked off WAC champion New Mexico State in the opening round of the WNIT.

Now it’s Big West champion Cal-Davis that is next on the Cowgirls’ WNIT agenda. It will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.

The Cowgirls and Cal-Davis meet in the second round of the WNIT at the Arena-Auditorium at 1 p.m., Sunday. The winner will play the winner of this weekend’s game between Kansas State and Utah at a place and date to be determined.

The Cowgirls go into the game with a 22-10 record, equaling the seventh highest win total in program history. They are 22-10 overall. Davis is 26-6 after an 82-62 victory against Idaho on Thursday night.

Senior Liv Roberts, the MWC Player of the Year, scored a career-best 28 points in the Cowgirls 67-59 victory against New Mexico State on Thursday, keying a Cowgirls offense that was 23-of-41 (.561) from the field and hit 15 of 19 free-throw attempts.

Roberts lead the team with an average of 14.1 points per game and six rebounds. Taylor Rusk is the only other Cowgirl averaging in double figures at 10.2 points per game.

Redshirt junior Morgan Bertsch leads Davis with 19.8 points per game.

 The Cowgirls are one of four MWC teams invited to the WNIT, and one of three still alive in the tournament.

UNLV in the first round to Kansas State, 78-68.

Colorado State beat Western Illinois 67-64, and plays at South Dakota on Sunday while New Mexico beat St. Mary’s 82-80 and will host Rice on Monday night.

Tracy RingolsbyComment