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By Scott Nulph
WyoSports 

Defending home court

Cowgirls rout Lady Rebels for 2-0 start to Mountain West play

 

January 3, 2017

COURTESY/ SHANNON BRODERICK/ Boomerang photographer

Wyoming guard Liv Roberts shoots over UNLV guard Brooke Johnson during Saturday's game at the Arena-Auditorium.

LARAMIE – When a basketball team is playing with as much defensive confidence as the University of Wyoming women's team, even when things break down occasionally there's little panic.

The Cowgirls dominated UNLV on Saturday in their Mountain West home opener 79-57 at Arena-Auditorium, building a double-digit lead in the first quarter and leading by 20 at halftime.

Yet twice in the second half – at the beginning of the third and fourth quarters – UNLV made serious runs against UW, pulling within 13 points each time. Each time the Cowgirls bowed up on the defense end, hit a couple of ke...



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