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The Wyoming Cowgirls will be seeking their ninth consecutive win Saturday when they host Border War rival Colorado State at the Arena-Auditorium.

The Cowgirls (17-5, 10-3 Mountain West) are coming off a 64-49 victory at UNLV on Wednesday that has them in the thick of the conference race. UW is in third place in the standings, trailing Boise State by two games and second-place New Mexico by one-half game.

Senior Marta Gomez, who had a game-high 23 points in Wednesday's win, leads the Cowgirls in scoring at 15.8 points per game. Senior Bailee Cotton (11.0) and junior Taylor Rusk (10.0) are also averaging double-digit points while freshman Karla Erjavec is averaging 9.9 points per game. Cotton leads the team in rebounding at 8.6 boards per game.

Wyoming defeated Colorado State 60-49 on Feb. 9 in Fort Collins, Colorado, during their current win streak.

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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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