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Olivia Roberts scores 18 as Wyoming wins 3rd straight

Posted at 12:14 PM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-05 16:50:21-04

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Olivia Roberts scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed six rebounds to help Wyoming to a 70-50 win over San Diego State in Mountain West Conference women’s basketball action on Wednesday.

Roberts, a former Missoula Sentinel High School star, made seven of her nine field goal attempts, including a 4-for-5 mark from 3-point range. The Cowgirls made 13 of 27 3-point attempts in the game compared to just four 3s for San Diego State.

After a slow start that saw Wyoming dig an eight-point hole midway through the first quarter, the Cowgirls dominated the remainder of the game, building a 38-26 halftime lead. They kept the pressure on in the second half, growing the lead to 55-34 after three quarters. They led by as many as 27 points in the fourth quarter before settling for the 20-point win.

Taylor Rusk added 17 points for the Cowgirls, who also got 11 points from Bailee Cotton and 10 from Marta Gomez. San Diego State was led by McKynzie Fort’s 17 points.

Wyoming (17-7 overall, 10-3 Mountain West) has now won three consecutive games and is tied with UNLV atop the conference standings. The Cowgirls go on the road for their next two games, traveling to San Jose State on Saturday and New Mexico on Feb. 21.