Lobos Whip Lady Rebels, 75-49
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  01/07/2009
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics

Jan. 7, 2009

Box Score

Postgame Press Conference 

New Mexico got off to a quick start and never looked back in a 75-49 rout over UNLV in the Mountain West Conference opener for both schools. UNM improved to 12-2, 1-0 in the MWC. The Lady Rebels fall to 7-7, 0-1 in the conference.

A crowd of 7,772 was on hand to witness the Lobos' 11th straight home win, the fourth-longest in school history. UNM has won four straight against UNLV and seven in a row over the Lady Rebels at home.

UNLV scored first, but senior Angela Hartill answered with a 3-pointer and it was all UNM the rest of the night. The Lobos led 48-22 at halftime.

After missing six of their first eight shots, the Lobos made 17 of their final 27 attempts to end the half at 54% (19-35), including 8 of 15 from 3-point.

Junior Eileen Weissman scored 11 points in the first half, connecting on all four of her field goals and three 3s. She finished with 13 points, a team-high 7 rebounds and a career-high 5 steals.

Junior guard Amy Beggin added 13 points while senior Amanda Adamson chipped in with 10.

While New Mexico's performance in the first half was stellar, its play fell off somewhat after halftime. The Lobos hit just 26% of their field goals (9-34) and were of 1 of 12 from 3-point after the break. UNM did tie a season-low with 11 turnovers.

Shamela Hampton led the Lady Rebels with 14 points and 11 rebounds.

The Lobos visit Air Force Saturday afternoon. Tip-off is 2 p.m. The next home game is Jan. 21 against San Diego State.