Fresno State Basketball

Bulldogs women drop second straight to conference leaders

Fresno State’s Candice White, right in action earlier this season, scored 15 points Saturday, Feb. 24 in a 74-57 loss at Wyoming.
Fresno State’s Candice White, right in action earlier this season, scored 15 points Saturday, Feb. 24 in a 74-57 loss at Wyoming. ezamora@fresnobee.com

Fresno State finished a tough week against the Mountain West Conference women’s basketball leaders Saturday, losing 74-57 at first-place Wyoming.

Coupled with a 73-58 loss on Wednesday to UNLV, the Bulldogs now appear to be a lock for fourth or fifth in the Mountain West Tournament seedings – which would be good for a first-round bye March 5 and a quarterfinal game March 6, all in Las Vegas.

Fresno State (16-12, 11-6 Mountain West) is tied with Colorado State for fourth place in conference with one regular-season game left, Friday night at home against New Mexico. The sixth-place Lobos (8-7) played at UNLV later Saturday afternoon. Wyoming (13-3) kept its spot atop the Mountain West.

The Bulldogs were never really in it after their only lead of the game at 3-2, eventually falling behind 25-12 on a 10-0 Cowgirls run spanning the end of the first quarter and start of the second.

Wyoming out-rebounded Fresno State 39-22 and made 27 of 49 shots (55.1 percent) compared to the Bulldogs’ 22 of 58 (37.9 percent).

Jordanna Porter came off the bench to lead Fresno State with 20 points. Candice White scored 15 on 5-of-13 shooting and had seven of the Bulldogs’ 14 assists.

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