LARAMIE, Wyo. — Olivia Roberts scored 19 points and nabbed 10 rebounds Wednesday evening, as the Wyoming Cowgirls picked up a key conference win over New Mexico, 66-55.
Roberts, the former Missoula Sentinel High School state champion, earned her second double-double in three games and made a key 3-pointer in the final minutes to help Wyoming (10-5, 3-1) pull away down the stretch.
The win was also historic for Roberts, who pulled down her 500th career rebound. Her second rebound of the evening put her in the program record books. Her career total of 509 boards places Roberts 22nd all-time at UW. She is averaging 6.6 rebounds per game this season.
Roberts has also scored 934 career points and looks to join an elite list of Cowgirls to top 1,000 points in their career. She currently ranks 16th in field goal percentage, just over 46 percent, and is in the top 20 in career free throws made. Roberts is averaging 12.9 points per game this season and 9.7 for her career.
Wednesday’s double-double was the 10th in Roberts’ Wyoming career, according to the Cowgirls statistics books, placing her in a tie for 18th all-time in UW history.
Roberts and Wyoming return to the court on Saturday at Colorado State in another key Mountain West Conference contest. The Cowgirls are tied with UNLV atop the league standings with identical 3-1 conference records.