Lobos Fall to Arizona, 44-36
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  12/15/2007
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Dec. 15, 2007

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico junior Angela Hartill scored a team-high 10 points as the Lobos lost to Arizona, 44-36, in front of a season-high 8,813 fans, Saturday evening at The Pit. The 36 points scored by the Lobos was a season low. UNM falls to 7-3 and suffers their first loss this season inside The Pit. Arizona improves to 6-4 on the season. The Wildcats were led by junior Amina Njonkou's 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The Wildcats went on an 8-1 run with 9:27 left in the first half to pull out to a 17-11 lead. New Mexico countered with a 14-4 run of their own to end the first half sparked by a Brandi Kimble jumper. The Lobos headed into the locker room with a 24-21 lead. There were eight lead changes in the first half.

An Ashley Whisonant lay-in started a 10-0 Arizona run, putting the Wildcats up 31-24 with 14:18 remaining in the second half. The Wildcats never trailed again. The Lobos were scoreless for the first five minutes of the second half until Angela Hartill hit a jumper at the free-throw line to pull the Lobos within five, 31-26, with 13:42 to go in the game.

Hartill, a junior forward from Deer Park, Wash., was 4 of 10 from the field and added two free throws. Sophomore Amy Beggin added seven points for the Lobos and dished out six assists.

New Mexico takes on No. 4 Stanford, the highest ranked team the Lobos have ever faced in The Pit, on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. The game will be available via All Access and Gametracker on www.GoLobos.com and will be televised on The Mountain.