Jan. 12, 2004
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team improved to 8-5 on the season by defeating New Mexico Highlands University 78-35, before 9390 fans at The Pit. These two teams have not met since Dec. 10, 1994 when UNM won 89-82. UNM leads the series 5-2.
The Lobos attempted 28 shots from beyond the arc, which ties for 7th in school history. UNM dropped 10 of those 28 attempts for a 35.7 percent shooting average from 3-point land.
The Lobos were led by freshman guard Julie Briody's 14 points. Briody also chipped in 6 of 7 from the free throw line. Fellow freshman guard Fatima Maddox scored a career-high 13 points during her team high 24 minutes of play.
The Lobos were up by sixteen points at the intermission (30-14) before a dominating second half. The second half proved to be a difficult one for the Cowgirls who managed to score only five points in the last seven minutes of the contest. The Lobos scored 23 points off of 22 turnovers.
The Lobos will begin conference play Saturday Jan. 17 with a trip to Colorado Springs for a match up with the Air Force Academy. Tip off is set for 2 p.m.
UNM will remain on the road playing BYU and Utah before returning home to The Pit on Jan. 29 to host the San Diego Aztecs. This will be the first time since the 1981-1982 season that the Lobos will open conference play with three consecutive road games. The Lobos finished 5-5 in the High Country Conference that season.