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By Scott Nulph

Playing with a starter's mentality

Cowgirls' Baker has embraced opportunity for more playing time


January 6, 2016

Jeremy Martin/WyoSports

University of Wyoming sophomore forward Natalie Baker (14) puts up a shot past Nevada junior guard Stephanie Schmid on Saturday at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie. Baker has filled in nicely as a starter as the Cowgirls deal with injuries.

LARAMIE - Maybe some players are simply born to start. It's in their DNA.

That certainly appears to be the case for University of Wyoming sophomore forward Natalie Baker.

As a freshman, Baker played in 16 games off the bench for Wyoming before her season ended with a wrist injury. In those 16 games, Baker averaged 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds.

This year Baker - again coming off the bench - avera...

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