Nov. 23, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The No. 25 University of New Mexico women's basketball team will open the UNM Thanksgiving Tournament, Friday night at approximately 8:00 p.m. against Marist College. The Lobos are 3-1 on the season, while the Red Foxes are 0-3 this year. The first game of the tournament will be between Oklahoma State University and the University of Idaho at 6:00 p.m.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the Lobos of the University of New Mexico against the Red Foxes of Marist College in a non-conference match-up in the first round of the UNM Thanksgiving Tournament. The other first round game will feature the Cowgirls of Oklahoma State University against the Vandals of the University of Idaho.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 3-1 on the season with a 69-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the first round of the preseason WNIT, a 55-46 win over Cal in the second round, a 74-63 loss to No. 22 Oklahoma in the WNIT semifinals and a 76-68 win at No. 12 Texas. The Lobos were 2-0 in the exhibition season with a 75-48 win over Fort Lewis College and a 77-50 victory over Metro State College. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 17.0 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 7.8 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.8 apg.
SCOUTING THE RED FOXES: Marist is 0-3 on the season with a 71-45 loss at No. 9 Connecticut, a 64-60 loss at home to Villanova and a 62-48 loss at New Hampshire. The Red Foxes are led in scoring and rebounding by Fifi Camara with 13.0 ppg. and 7.0 rpg. Alisa Kresge leads Marist in assists at 4.0 apg.
THE COACHES: UNM is led by head coach Don Flanagan who in his 11th season at New Mexico. Flanagan is 220-94 at UNM. Marist is under the direction of head coach Brian Giorgis who begins his fourth season. Giorgis is 55-37 at the helm of the Red Foxes.