The Fighting Irish need five steals to break the Preseason WNIT record for steals in the entire tournament 58 by Rutgers in a four-game stretch in The game will be webcast live and free of wnit basketball live stream on the official Notre Dame athletics web site, www. The Fighting Irish jumped out to an lead and then scored 23 unanswered points during a run crossing over halftime to roll past the Sycamores.
This is a team with 25 wins in South Alabama. They overcame a point deficit in their previous game, so I knew it was going to take all 40 minutes tonight.
The third quarter was the key, as Wyoming outscored South Alabama in the pivotal frame. She was also a factor on the defensive end with six rebounds, a career-high-tying two blocks and two steals. Freshman Karla Erjavec carried the load offensively in the first half, scoring 12 of her career-high 19 points in the first 20 minutes.
She added three rebounds and a pair of assists. Her first assist of the game set a new Cowgirl record for assists by a freshman in a season with She ended the game at on the year.
I thought none were bigger than her driving down the lane, getting the basket and getting the and-one with it. She stayed focused the entire game. She also had a steal, the 12th game in a row for Cotton with at least one steal. Junior Taylor Rusk and senior Clara Tapia were efficient in directing the offense, as the duo combined for eight assists and zero turnovers.
Freshman Quinn Weidemann scored eight points, including an important three-pointer in the fourth quarter, to go along with her three assists and a steal.
The Cowgirls shot As a team, Wyoming had 18 assists and just nine turnovers. Erjavec kicked off the game with a three from the right wing, and a free throw put South Alabama on the board.
Cotton scored six points in a row for the Cowgirls, and UW held a lead at the mark of the first quarter. After a defensive stop, Erjavec scored in transition and forced a Jaguar timeout as USA trailed with to play in the opening frame.
The teams matched each other point-for-point, and a Weidemann three made it before the Jaguars scored at the buzzer, making it Gomez scored in the post to start the second quarter, but the Jaguars rattled off 11 straight points to take a lead at the mark.
Senior Rachelle Tucker ended the run with a free throw, and after a Cowgirl layup, the Jaguars made a pair of threes, pushing their lead to with to play in the first half.
A three by senior Sladjana Rakovic made it a four-point game, at the mark. Erjavec drove the lane for the final points of the half, and Wyoming trailed, , after 20 minutes of play. Gomez opened the second half with at three right in front of the Cowgirl bench to retake the lead, , but the Jaguars answered with a three of their own.
Erjavec added a pair of free throws to end the third quarter where the Cowgirls outscored USA to take a lead into the final 10 minutes.
The Jaguars scored the first six points of the quarter, but Gomez ended their run with a long two, making it at the mark. Cotton added a layup before Gomez scored from the baseline to force a South Alabama timeout with UW leading with to play. The Jaguars cut the lead to five points after a long jumper made it with to play, but Cotton found Gomez under the basket for an easy layup.
With 44 seconds to play, Weidemann drained a three, putting the Cowgirls up On the next possession, Rusk grabbed a steal and added a free throw.
The Jaguars then banked in a three and fouled Gomez, who made both her shots. South Alabama scored a quick layup with 22 seconds to play, but Gomez again made both her free throws after being fouled.
Shaforia Kines made another three for South Alabama, and then Weidemann stepped up to the free throw line and made both, ending the game with a Cowgirl win. South Alabama was led by Kines with 15 points and two assists, while Savannah Jones and Antoinette Lewis each scored 14 points with Lewis grabbing a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Jaguars shot South Alabama ended the game with 11 assists and 13 turnovers. That game will be on Thursday, March 28, at p. MT in the Arena-Auditorium here in Laramie. Tickets will go on sale at the Wyoming Athletic Ticket Office starting at a.
Monday morning. Season ticket holders will have until 5pm on Tuesday to purchase their regular season seats for this post-season event. Season ticket holders may purchase at www.
Any unclaimed season ticket holder seats will be released to the public shortly after 5pm Saturday. Students can purchase these tickets in person at the Wyoming Athletic Ticket Office.