Feb. 6, 2008
FORT COLLINS, Colo. --- After coming off the bench for four straight games and earning her starting spot back, New Mexico junior Angela Hartill made the most of the opportunity. Hartill scored six of the Lobos' first eight points of the game and finished with a career-high 16 as UNM beat Colorado State, 74-47, in Fort Collins tonight.
Hartill pushed the Lobos to a 14-4 lead as the Lobos were 7 of 9 from the field during the stretch. Dionne Marsh pumped in four of her team-high 23 points to build UNM's lead to 20-7. Marsh ended up with seven rebounds in just 24 minutes of action on the night.
"I was really happy with our shooting tonight," said Lobo head coach Don Flanagan. "We were really able to utilize our height advantage in the post. Dionne played quite well and Angela had a really good game. We are doing well with our interior game."
The Lobos continued their hot shooting with a final 54.4 percent from the field. It is the fifth game of the season, and second consecutive, that UNM has shot over 50 percent from the field. The Lobos also shot 40 percent from three-point range, the 10th time on the year at 40 percent or over.
The win is Lobo head coach Don Flanagan's 275th of his collegiate career, as UNM improved to 12-9 overall and 4-4 at the halfway point of Mountain West Conference action.
The Lobos return to the road on Sunday, Feb. 10, against No. 22/22 Wyoming. Game time at Arena-Auditorium is set for 3 p.m. Joe Behrend will call the action on 610 AM The Sports Animal, while Justin Kutcher and Tammy Blackburn will call the action for CSTV (Comcast 274).