The lady Buffs continue their winning streak with a 68-59 win over the University of Wyoming Wednesday night at the Coors Events Center.
Senior guard Chucky Jeffery tallied her 21st career double-double, leading the Buffs with 21 points and 10 rebounds. Two other players made it to double figures, freshman forward Arielle Roberson (14) and sophomore forward Jen Reese (10).
Sophomore guard Lexy Kresl attempts a lay-up against Wyoming’s Chaundra Sewell during a game on Wednesday evening at the Coors Events Center. The Buffs moved to 5-0 on the season with the 68-59 win. (Kai Casey/CU Independent)
Leading the Cowgirls with 10 total points was Kaitlyn Mileto.
The Buffs’ shooting average wasn’t all that hot at 40.6 percent, but what kept them alive was their die-hard defense. CU dominated the boards and out rebounded Wyoming, 21-17.
There was almost a five-minute spread between the Cowgirls’ first basket of the game and their second. The Buffs got an early 10-4 lead, but lost some spark as Wyoming tied it up at 15. Shortly after, Mileto nailed a three-pointer to give the Cowgirls their first lead since their very first basket of the game.
Eighty eight-year-old twins Betty Fitzgerald Hoover and Peggy Fitzgerald Coppom cheer on the CU women’s basketball team during the game against Wyoming Wednesday at the Coors Events Center. (Kai Casey/CU Independent)
Going into the second half, the Buffs carried a five-point lead. The Cowgirls then went on a run to go up 43-42, but after three consecutive three-pointers from sophomore Lexy Kresl, Roberson, and junior Brittany Wilson, the Buffs took the lead at 51-43. The Cowgirls trailed the rest of the game, and CU eventually took the win at 68-59.
The next women’s basketball game will be away on Dec. 1 against the University of Illinois. But mark your calendars for Dec. 5, the next home game, which will be a men’s-women’s double-header against Colorado State University.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Jessica Malknecht at Jessica.email@example.com.
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