Fresno State Slips Past Wyoming, 63-62, Advances To MW Women's Championship Game
March 15, 2013
A record crowd of 5,936 fans were in attendance for the women's semifinals.
Down 61-56 with 3:04 to play, the Cowgirls (24-7) scored six straight points, capped off by a jumper from sophomore forward Kayla Woodward with 13 seconds to play that put the team up, 62-61.
Fresno State (23-8) will take on No. 1 San Diego State (26-5) in the Saturday's Championship Game, which gets underway at 7 p.m. PT on the CBS Sports Network. It will be the first-ever appearance in the championship game for the Bulldogs, who are in their first season of MW play. The Aztecs are the defending tournament champions and have played in the championship final in five of the last six seasons.
Moore, a junior guard, led the Bulldogs with 22 points. She's averaging 19.5 points per game in the MW Women's Championship. Moore also had five steals, five rebounds and four assists.
Junior guards Taylor Thompson and Bree Farley scored 17 and 11 points, respectively, for Fresno State. The Bulldogs have equaled the MW Championship mark for most team steals with 31, originally set by San Diego State in 2010.
Wyoming was led offensively by Woodward's 22 points. She was 4-of-7 from three-point range. It was her eighth game this season with 20-plus points.
Senior forward Chaundra Sewell scored 18 points for the Cowgirls. It was the 60th career game she has scored in double figures.