Buffs Fall To Cowgirls 68-49
LARAMIE, Wyo. - Justyna Posziemska and Jodi Bolerjack each scored 18 points and Wyoming forced 24 Colorado turnovers as the Cowgirls defeated the Buffaloes 68-49 Tuesday night at the Arena Auditorium in Laramie.
Wyoming moves to 3-1 overall, claiming its third straight win over Colorado which falls to 2-2.
Posziemska and Bolerjack led a 3-point barrage by the Cowgirls who made 11-of-25 (44 percent) from beyond the arc. The duo each had four from downtown while Hanna Zavecz had a pair.
Junior Jackie McFarland led Colorado with 22 points and seven rebounds, seeing her consecutive double-double streak stop at three to begin the season. McFarland hit 8-of-11 from the floor and all six free throw attempts.
The Buffaloes shot 52.9 percent from the field in the first half, but only on 17 attempts (9-of-17), a school record low for attempts in one half. Turnovers were the main culprit as the Buffs gave the ball away 15 times in the first 20 minutes as Wyoming built a 31-22 lead.
The Cowgirls outscored CU 22-6 off turnovers.
Colorado closed the lead to five at 39-34 with 14:49 remaining in the game, but the Cowgirls embarked on a 14-3 run over the next five minutes to put the game away.
Jasmina Ilic had 12 points, all in the second half, including a pair of 3-pointers, giving her 101 for her career, the seventh Buff to hit the century mark.
Colorado returns home to host the 20th Annual Coors Classic on Friday, Nov. 24, with a 7:30 p.m. game against Nevada.