Nov. 1, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico sophomore Amy Beggin had 16 points in a losing effort to the Chinese National team Thursday night at The Pit, 67-61. China, ranked 10th in the world, ended an 18-game winning streak by New Mexico in exhibition games.
The Lobos jumped out to an early eight-point lead, 10-2, after going on an eight to two run. UNM took a 35-26 lead into the half, but China pushed the Lobos to a 44-44 tie with 10:53 left to play. With a eight-to-two run of their own the Chinese team used fast break play and three straight three-pointers to take the lead and cruise to a 67-61 win.
The Chinese were led by Lijie Miao who scored 15 points with two rebounds and three assists.
Beggin went four-for-four from behind the arc including three in the first half to set the tone for the Lobos. Senior guard Brandi Kimble was all over the court on both sides of the ball. Her stingy defense led to four steals. On offense, she finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. All-America candidate Dionne Marsh chipped in with 10 points and two rebounds.
The Lobos will be in action again on Sunday as they take on the Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds at 2 p.m. at The Pit. For more information visit www.golobos.com.