Nov. 11, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team opened its 2003 exhibition season with a 67-56 win over the West Coast All-Stars. Junior guard, Mandi Moore led the Lobos with 19 points, going 7-11 from the field and 4-7 from three point land.
After 6:26 in the game, the Lobos never fell behind by more than five points before going ahead 12-10. After taking the lead the Lobos never looked backed, extending their lead to as much as 15 with 4:11 left in the first half. Freshman Katie Montgomery led the Lobos in first half points with nine, shooting 2-2 for three pointers. At the end of the first half the Lobos were up 37-27.
Freshman guard Fatima Maddox displayed her quick ball handling skills before 8,914 fans at The PIT, while playing 22 minutes of the game. Moore continued her hot shooting in the second half as she connected on two more three point field goals. The West Coast All-Stars would not go away though as they fought back to eight with just over a minute to play. The Lobos hit clutch free throws at the end to seal the victory.
UNM returns to action with their second exhibition game against Houston Flight on Saturday, November 14 at The Pit. Tip-off is set for 7:00 PM.