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Olivia Roberts, Wyoming dominate UNLV, move to top of Mountain West

Posted at 6:07 PM, Feb 10, 2018

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Olivia Roberts scored a game-high 21 points as Wyoming rolled to an impressive 69-56 Mountain West Conference women’s basketball win over UNLV on Saturday.

Roberts, a former Missoula Sentinel High School star, made seven of 11 field goal attempts and all four of her free throws. She also made three of five 3-point attempts and added three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

Roberts scored the first two points of the game, and the Cowgirls never trailed, building a 26-14 advantage by the end of the first quarter. They ballooned the lead to 44-24 at halftime and led by as many as 27 points in the second half.

Wyoming got 11 points each from Natalie Baker and Marleah Campbell, as the team made 23 of its 46 field goal attempts. The Cowgirls were 14 of 24 from the 3-point line compared to a 3-of-12 effort for UNLV.

It’s Wyoming’s second consecutive win and vaults the Cowgirls into a tie atop the Mountain West standings. The Cowgirls (16-7 overall, 9-3 conference) snapped UNLV’s four-game winning streak, dropping the Rebels to 14-9 overall and 9-3 in conference.

Wyoming stays home for a Wednesday meeting with San Diego State. Tipoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.