Nov. 10, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - All-America candidate Dionne Marsh scored 14 points as the Lobos held on to beat the Dayton Flyers, 72-64, tonight in the second game of the second night of the Women's Sports Foundation Challenge at The Pit.
A swarming Lobo defense grounded the Flyers and held them scoreless for the first four minutes of the game, building a 10-0 lead. New Mexico allowed only two points over the first eight and a half minutes, opening up a 17-2 lead. At one point the Lobo lead would grow to as much as 17 points, 34-17. The teams headed in to the locker room with the Lobos on top, 37-22, on a buzzer beating three-pointer by sophomore Eileen Weissmann.
Weissmann finished with a career-high 13 points and three rebounds.
In the second half, the game would be a lot closer. The Flyers managed to out-score the Lobos in the second half, 42-35, and closed the gap to only five points, 65-60, with 2:04 left in the game. The Lobos would manage to hold on in the last two minutes to walk away with the victory.
In another great game for Marsh, she went 8-9 from the charity stripe and also picked up two rebounds and two assists.
Senior guard Brandi Kimble finished with 10 points and eight rebounds, just two short of her second straight double-double.
Leading the way for the Flyers was Nikki Oakland with 20 points and five rebounds.
The Lobos will be back in action tomorrow afternoon as they take on the Northwestern Wildcats at 2 p.m. in The Pit.