The Wyoming women's basketball team got off to a slow start in its season opener Wednesday before rolling to a 70-31 victory over Colorado Christian University at the Arena-Auditorium in Laramie.
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The Cowgirls (1-0) trailed 8-2 but rallied to lead 9-8 after the first quarter and then outscored the Cougars 16-1 in the second quarter to take control and give head coach Gerald Mattinson his first career win.
Sophomore Karla Erjavec led UW with 14 points while McKinley Bradshaw, a freshman from Lyman, added 13. Quinn Weideman finished with eight points and Paige Powell, a freshman from Cody, had six points and a team-high six rebounds.
Wyoming hosts Saint Mary's on Sunday.