San Diego State outscored the Wyoming women's basketball team 42-35 in the second half to earn a 68-62 victory in the Mountain West opener for both teams on Thursday in San Diego.

The Cowgirls (7-5) led 27-26 at the half, but the Aztecs (7-5) took the lead for good when Khalia Lark's 3-pointer gave SDSU a 44-41 lead with 34 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Wyoming got within 64-62 on Taylor Rusk's triple with 23 seconds to play, but the Aztecs sealed the win at the free-throw line.

Rusk finished with 14 points to lead the Cowgirls, who also got double-digit scoring from Marta Gomez (11), Liv Roberts (10) and Natalie Baker (10).

Wyoming hosts Nevada on Wednesday.

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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