Nov. 11, 2007
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- Senior Brandi Kimble earned Most Valuable Player honors while leading the University of New Mexico to the Women's Sports Foundation Challenge championship. The Lobos beat Northwestern, 67-38, to finish 3-0 on the weekend.
Kimble got things off on the right foot for the Lobos, hitting a three-pointer 31 seconds into the game for the first basket. UNM jumped out to a 10-3 lead and continued to pull away from the Wildcats. The Lobos went into the intermission with a 37-16 lead.
Lobo head coach Don Flanagan was able to get his bench some valuable playing time in the second half. At the 8:02 mark, all four freshmen - Kelsey Ansley, Amanda Best, Porche Torrance, and Jessica Kielpinski - were on the floor with sophomore Christian Shelter. During the five minute stretch, the rookies built the New Mexico lead to 30, 57-27.
Kimble finished the game with a team-high 17 points and seven rebounds. For the tournament, the Stevenson Ranch, Calif., native averaged 16.3 points and 11.7 rebounds per game.
Eileen Weissmann recorded her second double-digit game with 11 points against Northwestern.
The Lobos (3-0) return to action on Sunday, Nov. 18 when they travel to No. 14 California. Game time in Berkeley is set for 2 p.m. (MST). Live action can be heard on 610 AM - The Sports Animal, with live stats available on GoLobos.com.
2007 Women's Sports Foundation Challenge All-Tournament Team
MVP - Brandi Kimble, New Mexico
Dionne Marsh, New Mexico
Amy Beggin, New Mexico
Ellen Jaeschke, Northwestern
Tiera DeLaHoussaye, Western Michigan
Brittany Holterman, Dayton