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(24) Wyoming 66

(7-1, 3-1 away)

Saint Joseph's 64

(5-4, 2-3 home)

    5:30 PM ET, December 8, 2007

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    #24WYO 25 4166
    JOES 35 2964

    St. Joseph's comes up short against No. 22 Wyoming

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Aubrey Vandiver scored 20 points and Jodi Bolerjack added 17 to lead Wyoming (No. 22 ESPN/USA Today, No. 21 AP) to a 66-64 win over St. Joseph's on Saturday in the first round of the Hawkeye Challenge.

    St. Joseph stormed out to a 35-25 halftime lead behind 14 points from Amy Gillespie, who had a career high and tied a team season-high with 20 points.

    St. Joseph's (5-4) improved its lead to 40-27 at 3:00 into the second half, but Vandiver made the go-ahead layup off a mid-court steal at the 4:30 mark to give the Cowgirls (7-1) their first lead at 55-53.

    St. Joseph's fell behind, but came back to within two points off a banked 3-pointer by Jenna Loschiavo with 8.2 seconds left but could get no closer.

    Timisha Gomez came up short for St. Joseph's with a 75-footer at the buzzer.

    Wyoming advances to play Iowa in the championship game of the Challenge on Sunday, while St. Joseph's takes on Northern Illinois in the consolation game.

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