Dec. 2, 2003
ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a deciding 103-41 victory over the Texas Southern Tigers (1-3). The Lobos turned Tuesday night's game into a scorefest, led by freshmen Katie Montgomery's and Julie Briody's 17 points each. Montgomery nailed 3-5 from beyond the arc and Briody shot 90 percent (9-10) from the free throw line.
Coach Flanagan allowed the five Lobo freshmen to finish the last seven minutes of the game. The freshmen continued to drain bucket after bucket in route to the 103 points, which ties for second most UNM points scored in a game. The last time a UNM team scored 103 points was against West Texas State on Nov. 17, 1979.
The Lobos 62 point margin of victory shatters the old UNM mark of 54, also set on Nov. 17, 1979 at West Texas State (103-49). The largest margin of victory at The Pit was 53 points, set against Texas Southern (85-32) on Nov. 28, 1997.
The Lobo's 11 3-pointers (11-24) tied for sixth on the all-time team list. UNM last made 11 treys against UTEP on Nov. 19, 1997.
Other Lobos in dobule figures were Lindsey Arndt who scored in double figures for her second consecutive game. Freshman Fatima Maddox chipped in a career-high 12 points and Melissa Forest also nailed 10 points.
UNM shot 54.8 percent from the field for the 13th best shooting game in school history, while Texas Southern shot only 24.6 percent from the field . The Lobos also dominated the points in the paint outscoring the Tigers 41-12 and off turnovers where they outscored TSU 29-6.
The Lobos will be back in action on Friday night during the Southwest Airlines Lobo Shootout against Tennessee State,tip-off is set for approximately 8:00 PM.