Nov. 4, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico point guard Amy Beggin recorded a double-double as the Lobos beat Eastern New Mexico, 98-66. Beggin had 19 points and 10 assists as the Lobos finished the exhibition season, 1-1.
The Lobos built a 13-point lead in the first half, 24-11, capped by four consecutive free throws by Amy Beggin and a layup by Kelsey Ansley. ENMU cut the Lobo lead to five, 26-21, with 7:51 left in the first half, but UNM put the lead back into double digits and 38-24 at 4:35. The Zias cut the lead in half on a fast break layup by Lindsey Wood, 42-35, going into the intermission.
Free throw shooting made a big difference in the first half as UNM made 20 of 21, while ENMU was eight of 11. Beggin was 5-of-5, Brandi Kimble was 6-of-6, and Dionne Marsh was 6-of-7 in the first half from the charity stripe. For the game, New Mexico was 30-35 from the free throw line.
After the break, the Lobos allowed ENMU to get as close as five, 48-43 at 14:47. New Mexico stopped the Zias and built back up to a double-digit lead for good at 66-56 with 9:24 left in the game on a layup by Beggin. The Lobos put the game out of reach widening the gap to the final, 98-66.
The Lobos begin regular season action on Friday, Nov. 9, as they host the 2007 Women's Sports Foundation Tournament at The Pit. Participating teams in the three-day tournament are Dayton, Western Michigan and Northwestern. Action begins at 6 p.m. on Friday with Dayton taking on Northwestern, followed by New Mexico vs. Western Michigan at approximately 8 p.m.