Cowgirls hang 69 on Utah State in opener, advance to Round 2


LAS VEGAS The Wyoming Cowgirls met a familiar foe Sunday night to begin the Mountain West Tournament, as the seventh-seeded Cowgirls defeated No. 10 Utah State 69-41 to advance to Mondays quarterfinal round. . . Sunday was Wyomings first game since Feb. 13, which was also against Utah State. Sunday also marked the third consecutive season that UW and the Aggies have met at the conference tournament. . . Alba Sanchez Ramos got the first five points of the game to help Wyoming knock off the rust early as the Cowgirls jumped out to an early 10-2 lead, forcing an Aggie timeout with 5. 05 left in the opening quarter. The Cowgirls opened up their lead to a 19-6 margin at the end of the first, thanks to a late defensive surge in the quarter that led to six points off opponent turnovers. . . The second quarter brought much of the same for Wyoming on both ends of the court, as the Cowgirls held Utah State to just 25 percent shooting in the quarter, while shooting 60 percent themselves from the field in the quarter and led 32-17 at the break. The only signs of a 22-day layoff for the Cowgirls in the opening 20 minutes was the 10 turnovers they committed. . . The Cowgirls scored 28 points in the third quarter to break the game open in the second. Wyoming scored its first 10 points in the paint to begin the second half, capped off by a Dagny Davidsdottir old-fashioned three-point play to push the Wyoming lead up to 43-21. . . McKinley Bradshaw splashed a transition 3-pointer on the next possession, forcing a USU timeout with 6. 14 to play in the third. . . Out of the timeout, both teams traded 3-pointers and a Tommi Olson steal on the preceding inbounds pass, leading to a Bradshaw layup, pushed the UW advantage to 51-24 at the third quarter media timeout. From there on, UW led by as many as 29 points, multiple times in the quarter and took a 60-33 lead into the fourth. . . A Marta Savic layup with five minutes remaining in the game, gave Wyoming its largest lead of the game up to that point, 67-37 and from there, the Cowgirls just salted away the clock on their way to an opening round victory. . . Wyoming got contributions all over the place in Sundays win. Davidsdottir led all scorers with 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting while also adding six boards. Bradshaw had 16 on 6-of-11 shooting while Sanchez Ramos and Quinn Weidemann added 13 and 12, respectively. Weidemann also added six assists in the win, tying a season best. . . Olson led the way with seven assists as the Cowgirls tallied 23 helpers on the night, a season-high. Jaye Johnson meanwhile was all over the place, grabbing a career-high 10 rebounds while also tallying a pair of steals as well as two blocked shots. . . The Cowgirls shot a season-best 51. 8 percent from the floor 29-of-56 while holding the Aggies to just 21. 7 percent 13-of-60 shooting, a season-low for a Cowgirl opponent. . . I want to say how proud I am of our team, said UW head coach Gerald Mattinson postgame. Credit to those young ladies, Im proud of the effort we put out tonight. They responded from the tip and Im so proud of the way we defended. I was happy with us on the offensive end as well tonight. We had a game plan and a place we wanted to attack tonight and they executed it. Weve played hard all year, the girls have competed all the way to the end in every game this season.

Grandmother’s Day: what flowers to give her?


March 7 is Grandmother’s Day! The perfect opportunity to give them pretty flowers and thank them for passing on all these great recipes and essential tips, from generation to generation. Depending on the season, tastes and their meaning, find out which flowers are best to give to your granny.

Tell him I love you with tulips! The tulip season kicks off in March, making it a prime choice for Grandma’s Day. Give her a very colorful and fresh bouquet to put in a vase in her living room. They require little maintenance, except a little water when they are thirsty. They are flowers full of symbolism that vary according to their color. We will opt instead for pink for a gift to a member of his family, to signify great affection.

A bouquet of roses is the simplest choice you can make, but also the most likely to please everyone. Give one to your grandmother for her birthday to make her happy. In order to avoid any confusion with the passion of a declaration of love, choose roses other than red (pink or white for example), or make it a nice assortment of several shades to obtain a fragrant and dizzying bouquet. .

What better way to celebrate a grandfather’s birthday than to offer him a lily? A past symbol of royalty, this flower has lost none of its splendor in a few centuries. You can make a colorful bouquet with colors that herald the return of sunny days. Yellow, pink, white, green, or even orange: a festival of colors that will brighten up your grandmother’s heart.

Color, color, and more color! To offer a bouquet of anemones for Grandmother’s Day is to offer an explosion of colors. These flowers similar to large daisies will bring life to any room in your home. Be careful, however, to keep them away from direct sunlight. In contact with the rays, its stems bend and they lose some of their beauty.

Spring is also the height of daffodil season! The perfect opportunity to offer it to a loved one. These beautiful yellow flowers are fond of the sun, so remember to expose them without getting too hot. They also require little maintenance since a simple spray is enough to preserve the humidity they will need to thrive in their new environment!

If for his birthday you want to wish him longevity and prosperity, nothing beats a bouquet of gerberas. These flowers, much prettier than their name might suggest, live between 10 and 15 days when cut and in a bouquet. A gift that will therefore last a little while and remind your grandmother on a daily basis how much you love her.