* University of Wyoming press release

SAN JOSE, Calif., – The Wyoming Cowgirls got back into the win column Wednesday night in convincing fashion on the road. Wyoming set multiple offensive season-highs in an 88-73 win over San Jose State. The Cowgirls led by as many as 35 points in the contest.

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The Cowgirls scored a season-high for points in a quarter with 28 in the second and points in a half with 51 in the first half. Wyoming shot 18-for-26 (69.2-percent) from the floor in the first 20 minutes and canned 12-of-16 from 3-point range. The 12 3-pointers in the first half already set a season-high for 3-pointers made by the Cowgirls for an entire game. UW led 51-30 at halftime.

Wyoming built its lead up to as many as 33 to start the second half as they came out and continued to put the peddle down in the third quarter, scoring the first 10 points of the frame and opening the third on a 14-3 extended run. San Jose cut the deficit down to 26 at one point in the quarter, but Wyoming was able close the third strongly and led 75-44 going to the fourth. The Cowgirls also tied for their season-high in assists before the third quarter had ended.

The fourth quarter was fairly uneventful as the Cowgirls continued to be in control and led by as many as 35 in the final frame. SJSU did get the score more respectable late in the game as UW emptied its bench.

The 88 points were a season-best for Wyoming as it ended the game shooting 30-of-49 from the floor and 15-for-25 from 3-point range. The Cowgirls also made 13-of-16 free-throw attempts on the night. Wyoming ended the game with 27 bench points and a plus-eight rebound advantage.

Tess Barnes led all scorers by tying a career-high with 21 points, her second 20-point outing of the season. Barnes shot 8-of-12 overall from the floor and made 5-of-8 from beyond-the-arc. Malene Pedersen went for 14 points on the night on 6-for-9, while Allyson Fertig recorded her eighth double-double of the season and the 27th of her career with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It also marked the 60th time in her career that Fertig has scored in double figures. Maren McKenna and Kati Ollilainen scored nine and seven, respectively, in the win. Ola Ustowska led the Cowgirls with six assists while Emily Mellema dished out five.

Next up will be Senior Day for Wyoming as it hosts Fresno State at 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2.

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