No. 18 New Mexico Rallies to Defeat Air Force, 59-54
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/21/2006
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 21, 2006

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (Ticker) - Dionne Marsh scored 21 points to lead 18th-ranked New Mexico to a 59-54 victory over Air Force in Mountain West Conference play.

Brandi Kimble added 11 points and three steals for the Lobos (14-4, 4-1 Mountain West), who knocked down 17 free throws in the second half while playing stellar defense down the stretch.

Trailing, 52-47, with less than four minutes remaining, New Mexico scored 12 consecutive points to take control of the contest.

Marsh scored seven points during the decisive surge and Kimble converted a pair of free throws with 23 seconds remaining to cap the run.

Alecia Steele and reserve Dawn Higginbotham scored 12 points apiece for Air Force (10-7, 1-5), which has dropped four straight and fell to 1-18 all-time against New Mexico.

The Lobos shot just 38 percent (18-of-48) from the floor but went 20-of-29 from the line to offset their poor offensive performance. Conversely, the Falcons attempted just four free throws in the entire contest.