The Fresno State women’s basketball team won its third straight of the week at home on Saturday, beating Mountain West co-leader Wyoming 60-47.
The week marked a big comeback for the Bulldogs after a loss at Utah State, the next-to-last-place team in the conference.
Now, however, Fresno State (13-10, 8-4 Mountain West) is solidly in the conference hunt with just one game in the next 11 days, Wednesday at San Diego State.
“To have four games in less than seven days, I think it showed how tough our team is and how tough some of those young kids are,” Bulldogs coach Jaime White said. “And, really, who knows how good we really are? I’m excited to see what the future holds.”
White credited her team’s defense, which mixed full-court and frontcourt traps to keep Wyoming off-balance. Offensively, Fresno State patiently worked the ball inside often, outscoring the bigger Cowgirls team 28-18 in the paint.
Conference scoring leader Candice White led the Bulldogs with 19 points and seven rebounds. Freshman forward Maddi Utti added 15 points, sophomore Kristina Cavey scored 12 off the bench and freshman point guard Aly Gamez had team-highs with eight rebounds and five assists.
Fresno State committed just three turnovers while forcing 16.