Cowgirl Basketball, season recap

Nathan Forest
nforest@uwyo.edu

Cowgirl basketball finished up regular season play on March 1st with their loss to the San Jose Spartans.

The final loss saw the Cowgirls fall to 13-15 overall and 6-12 in the Mountain West.

With this final game, the Cowgirls are losing two significant athletes, Marquelle Dent and Jordan Kelly.

Dent has been an incredible asset to the team over her years here. Dent averaged 15.6 points per game, played well over 1,000 minutes and scored 436 points for the Cowgirls over this season.

Dent also is ranked in the top 15 in several career categories and is the only player with over 1,000 points, 500 assists, and 175 steals over her career at UW.

Although she suffered a season-ending injury earlier this season, Kelly was a great asset for the Cowgirls over her tenure at UW. Despite ending her senior season early, Kelly averaged 10.5 points per game, along with an average of 9.3 rebounds per game.

Liv Roberts did quite a bit of work for the Cowgirls this season. Roberts averaged 10.1 points per game and 5.7 rebounds per game. Over the course of the season, Roberts recorded 932 minutes on the court.

Several of the players also received post season honors. Dent was selected for the All-Mountain West and All-defensive teams and freshman Marta Gomez was selected for the Mountain West All-Freshman team.

“Marquelle has led this team both offensively and defensively throughout the season. Her decision making in the open court is tremendous and she continues to improve in all areas defensively,” Cowgirl head coach Joe Legerski said according to a UW press release. “Marta has a bright future in the Wyoming program. Her ability to score is as good as anyone. Her game will continue to grow.”

Gomez averaged 10.9 points per game and boasted 914 minutes of play this season, securing a starting position in every single game.

The Cowgirls ended their season yesterday, after falling to the eighth seeded San Diego State Aztecs 62-44 in the first game of the Mountain West conference tournament. The Cowgirls went into the tournament seeded ninth.

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