Lobos Beat ENMU In Exhibition, 98-66
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  11/04/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Nov. 4, 2007

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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.

Dionne Marsh led the Lobos with 20 points, while Brandi Kimble and Jessica Kielpinski had 13 and 11, respectively. Beggin led the Lobos with seven rebounds followed by Marsh and Kielpinski with six.

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.