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Lobos Defeat Air Force Saturday in Colorado Springs, 65-46
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  02/20/2010
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Feb. 20, 2010

Box Score

The New Mexico women's basketball won its 28th straight game against Air Force Saturday in a 65-46 victory inside Clune Arena. Junior Amanda Best had a team-high 17 points to pace the Lobos while junior Jessica Kielpinski had a career-high 15 rebounds. New Mexico improved to 15-10 overall and 7-6 in the Mountain West Conference. Air Force dropped its 30th consecutive conference game and fell to 3-22 on the year. The Falcons are 0-12 in league play this season.

New Mexico led 28-20 at the half. Best and sophomore Sara Halasz had six points at the break. Best would go on and score 11 second-half points. New Mexico hit 12 of 26 shots in the first half and shot 46.2 percent.

The second half was all Lobos. UNM outscored the Falcons, 37-26, in the final 20 minutes and only had two turnovers.

New Mexico shot 42.6 percent in the game and outrebounded Air Force, 46-to-33.

Two Lobos reached double figures in the game. Best had 17 while senior Georonika Jackson added 11.

Air Force shot 28.1 percent from the field and had two players hit double figures. Kathleen Schjodt had a team-high 17 points.

Best has reached double figures in three of the last four games.

New Mexico played its third straight game without senior Amy Beggin. Beggin is the team's leading scorer.

The Lobos return home Wednesday to host Colorado State at 7 p.m. The game will be played inside The Pit and available on 610 AM The Sports Animal.

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3:00 PM - 
Women's Basketball
at San Jose State
Wednesday, February 04
7:00 PM - 
Women's Basketball
vs. Air Force
Saturday, February 07
2:00 PM - 
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at Utah State
Wednesday, February 11
7:00 PM - 
Women's Basketball
vs. Colorado State
Saturday, February 14
2:00 PM - 
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vs. Nevada
Wednesday, February 18
7:00 PM - 
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at San Diego State
Saturday, February 21
3:00 PM - 
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at UNLV
Wednesday, February 25
7:00 PM - 
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vs. Boise State
Saturday, February 28
2:00 PM - 
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vs. Fresno State
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