Nov. 18, 2009
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New Mexico Team
New Mexico enters the game 3-0 under Don Flanagan against Oklahoma State and 4-1 all time. The two schools first met on Jan. 4, 1986. The last meeting between the two programs saw Lobos notch a 56-52 win on Nov. 26, 2005.
The Lobos started the game 0-3 from the field, then went 7-7 over the next six minutes of regulation. Over the same time span the Cowgirls were 3-13 from the field.
New Mexico took its first lead, 13-11, on a Jessica Kielpinski layup with 14:25 left in the first half. The Lobos held the lead until 56 seconds left in the first half.
The Lobos went on a 17-8 run from the 16:16 mark of the first half to the 11:41 mark. Kielpinski and Best accounted for 12 of the 17 points scored by the Lobos during that stretch, each scoring six.
New Mexico led by as many as seven points in the first half, from the 11:41 mark to the 11:30 mark. The Cowgirls went on a 6-0 run to close within one point, 24-23, over the next 1:18.
The Lobos went scoreless in the final 5:18 of the first half.
New Mexico finished the first half 13-26 from the floor after starting the game 10-13.
The Lobos held the largest lead of the game, 33-25, with 5:18 left in the first half. Oklahoma State closed the first half on a 9-0 run to take a 34-33 lead into the locker room.
Amanda Best's free-throw make at the 17:47 mark of the second half ended a 7:31 scoring drought for the Lobos.
Georonika Jackson's 3-pointer with 16:01 left in the second half was the first FG from New Mexico since the 5:18 mark in the first half - a drought that spanned 9:41.
New Mexico resumed the lead, 48-47, off Amanda Best's 5-ft. runner with 8:33 left. The Lobos led until Andrea Riley's layup with 7:20 left, making the score 51-50 Cowgirls.
Oklahoma State led by as many as 14 the second half.
Senior Amy Beggin
With 8 points against Oklahoma State, senior point guard Amy Beggin moved to within 28 points of Katie Montgomery for ninth place on the Lobos' all-time scoring list. Beggin moved into the top 10 with 20 points in the Lobos' last game, an 80-64 win against Florida Gulf Coast. Beggin now has scored 44 points on the season.
Senior Valerie Kast
With her 1 block tonight, Val Kast moves to within 13 of Carol Moreland for sixth all time in Lobo history.
Kast has 65 career blocks at UNM.
Junior Amanda Best
Amanda Best's 15 points marks her season high and ties her career high. Her previous career high was 15 points at New Mexico State, Dec. 20, 2008.