Oct. 24, 2008
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- The New Mexico women's basketball team held its first scrimmage Friday night and highlighted its long range shooting ability. UNM drained 22 shots from behind the arc including seven from junior Amy Beggin. Cherry cruised to an easy 83-67 victory over Silver inside The Pit. Freshman Sara Halasz led all scorers with 28 points and showcased her talent in front of a crowd over 400 fans. The Lobos had three players score over 20 points in the game.
Cherry scored 46 points in the first half and dominated the Silver early. Beggin scored 22 of her 27 in the opening half after hitting 6-of-8 from 3-point land. Silver only managed 27 in the first half and was led by Halasz who had nine points.
Silver outscored Cherry in the second half but could not overcome the early deficit. Halasz led the Silver with 19 second half points and finished with 28 in the game. Junior Valerie Kast reached double-figures with 14 points in 28 minutes of action. Silver finished the game with a 32.9 field goal percentage.
Senior Angela Hartill and Beggin both had double-doubles in the contest. Hartill chipped in 25 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. Beggin had 10 assists to go along with her 25 points. Both played on the Cherry squad that shot 40.6 percent from the field.
Sophomore Porche Torrance was impressive in 34 minutes of action. Torrance showed her athletic ability grabbing 11 rebounds, scoring eight points, recording four blocks and had two steals.
UNM will hold its second scrimmage next Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 inside The Pit. Admission is free and doors will open 15 minutes prior to the event.