San Francisco 58

(0-2, 0-2 away)

Wyoming 71

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    4:00 PM ET, November 12, 2006

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    SF 27 3158
    WYO 33 3871

    Wyoming 71, San Francisco 54

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) -- Wyoming coach Joe Legerski wasn't discouraged when Jodi Bolerjack -- his No. 2 returning scorer -- missed her first five shots. He wasn't about to tell her to stop shooting.

    Good thing, because she made her last three -- and they were big.

    Hanna Zavecz scored 15 points, and Bolerjack had 10 of her 12 in the second half to lead Wyoming to a 71-54 victory over San Francisco in the season opener for both teams Sunday.

    Bolerjack started cold -- first-game jitters, she said -- and had only two free throws in the first half.

    "Jodi is a shooter, and I keep telling her when you're a shooter, you keep shooting," Legerski said. "You get in trouble when you stop shooting."

    The Cowgirls led most of the game, but Dominique Carter and Nickie Warren shot San Francisco back into the game, scoring all of the points in a 14-8 run to open the second half.

    Carter hit an 18-foot jumper and back-to-back 3-pointers to pull the Dons within 39-35, and Warren's reverse layup with 15:47 left made it 39-37, the closest the Dons had been since the first 3 minutes of the game. After a Wyoming score, Carter's fast-break basket made it 41-39, and Warren's jumper from the right wing tied the score at 41 with 13:33 left.

    "They were coming off screens, getting some open shots," Bolerjack said. "A lot of them were on the perimeter, and we just weren't getting out on them."

    But Wyoming answered with a 3-pointer from Bolerjack -- her first field goal of the game -- and a basket and free throw from Dominique Sisk to go up 47-41. The Cowgirls never trailed after that.

    "I think I just got into a rhythm, got my feet under me and let it fly," Bolerjack said.

    San Francisco pulled within 47-45 when Warren scored off an inbound play, but Bolerjack answered with two more 3-pointers, and the Cowgirls began to pull away.

    "That killed us, really," San Francisco coach Tanya Haave. "There were some mental errors. We've got to do a better job of keeping our concentration, and that's partly the coaching and partly the players."

    Justyna Podziemska scored 11 points for Wyoming, all in the first half, and Megan McGuffey finished with 10.

    Warren and Carter led the Dons with 18 and 16 points, respectively.

    Wyoming used a 12-3 run early in the first half to build a lead. Down 3-0 after Randi Richardson's 3-pointer, the Cowgirls got 3-pointers from Zavecz and Podziemska during the run, with McGuffey's step-back jumper making it 12-3.

    The Cowgirls led 33-27 at halftime.

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