Wyoming Cowgirl basketball coach Joe Legerski talks about winning four minute segments all the time. And with 3:56 left to play in the Cowgirls semifinal game at the Mountain West Tournament, Wyoming trailed Fresno State 61-55. The Cowgirls would go on a 7-0 run down the stretch, culminating in a Kayla Woodward bucket with less then ten seconds left that would give the Cowgirls a one point lead. Woodward said that play was not originally designed for her, “It was just whoever was open. But, you know, I knew we needed a basket, so……just tried to be aggressive.”
Woodward led the Cowgirls with 20 points, including 4-7 from three-point range.
Fresno State would get the last shot, and they would make it count. Ki-Ki Moore drove to the hoop and drilled a five-footer with 2.5 seconds left to give the Lady Bulldogs a 63-62 lead. Chelan Landry’s desperation three just missed, and the Cowgirls went down in defeat. Cowgirl senior Chaundra Sewell felt that Moore was going to get the ball at the end, “Moore is their leading scorer. She’s proven she’s dependable in tight situations like that. You knew they were going to her. She got by Kaitlyn. The defense didn’t quite rotate just right and she was able to hit a really nice shot.”
Sewell was the only other Cowgirl in double figures with 15 points. Fresno State will play San Diego State in the MW Championship Saturday night.