Cowgirls welcome Boise State Wednesday
* University of Wyoming Athletics media relations release
LARAMIE -- The Wyoming Cowgirls look to snap their two-game skid Wednesday night as they welcome Boise State to the Arena-Auditorium for a 6:30 contest. Wednesday’s game was originally scheduled for Jan. 3.
The contest will be broadcast live on the Mountain West Network and can be heard across the Cowgirl Radio Network with Keith Kelley on the call.
A LOOK AT THE COWGIRLS
Wyoming (6-9, 2-4 MW) is looking to rebound from a pair of losses last week on the road against these same Broncos and Utah State.
Allyson Fertig led the Cowgirls in the loss at Utah State Saturday with a career-high 17 points and tying a career-best with 12 rebounds. It marks the fourth time this season that Fertig has recorded a double-double. Since being inserted into the starting lineup eight games ago, Fertig is second on the team averaging 11.6 points per game while grabbing a team-best 8.6 rebounds per.
During that span, Fertig has notched three double-doubles and is shooting 52-percent from the floor and nearly 74-percent at the free-throw line.
McKinley Bradshaw continues to lead the Cowgirls in scoring at 14.9 points per contest. That mark ranks third-best in the Mountain West, as does her 18-point-per-game averaging in league-only contests. Bradshaw has four 20-plus point games this season and has scored in double figures in 10 of her 14 games played.
Quinn Weidemann, who had 14 points Saturday and tied a career-high with four steals, is now just 61 points shy of becoming the 27th Cowgirl in program history to reach 1,000 points for her career. At her current 10.4 points per game scoring average, Weidemann would reach the mark in the next six games.
Weidemann ranks ninth all-time with 165 career 3-pointers made and is fourth with a 40.1 career 3-point percentage.
Tommi Olson has also reached the top-20 in the career rankings in steals (135, 14th) and assists (213, 20th). Olson ranks second in the league with 2.1 steals per game while her 3.43 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks second in the country.
SCOUTING BOISE STATE
The Broncos enter Wednesday’s contest having won both games last week at home, beating the Cowgirls and Colorado State.
Boise State has a balanced offensive attack with five players averaging at least 8.5 points per game. Dominique Leonidas leads the team averaging 11.4 points per game and is tied for the team lead with 21 steals and is second with 67 assists. Abby Muse is averaging 9.8 points per and is averaging a team-best 7.2 rebounds per contest with 23 blocks and 21 steals.
Mary Kay Naro leads the team with 69 assists in 2021-22 and is averaging 8.5 points per game. Anna Ostlie leads the team with 37 made 3-pointers and is scoring at 8.6 per contest. As a team, the Broncos are averaging 63.3 points per game and is allowing opponents to score at just 63.1 per. Boise State is second in the league in rebounding, averaging 40.2 per as a team.
Head coach Gordy Presnell is in his 17th season leading the Broncos and has over 300 career wins while at Boise State.
SERIES HISTORY AGAINST BOISE STATE
Boise State leads the all-time series, 18-13, including a 70-59 victory just last week (Jan. 19) in Boise. Wyoming is 9-2 all-time in the series in Laramie and has won the last two at home. Wednesday will be the first game against the Broncos in Laramie since January of 2020. Bradshaw has averaged 11 points per against Boise State in seven career games and has shot 10-of-14 from 3-point range.