Dec. 8, 2005
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The University of New Mexico women's basketball team will play host to the Lobo Shootout on Friday and Saturday. The No. 18 Lobos will open the tournament against the University of Louisiana Monroe on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. The first game of the night will match Creighton University against North Dakota State University at 6:00 p.m.
TONIGHT'S GAME: Tonight's game features the No. 18/18 Lobos of the University of New Mexico against the Lady Indians of the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the first round of the Lobo Shootout. The first game of the tournament will see the Bluejays of Creighton University against the Bison of North Dakota State University.
SCOUTING THE LOBOS: UNM is 6-2 on the season with a 69-52 victory over Oral Roberts in the first round of the preseason WNIT, a 55-46 win over Cal in the second round, a 74-63 loss to No. 22 Oklahoma in the WNIT semifinals, a 76-68 win at No. 12 Texas, a 61-54 win over Marist, a 56-52 win over Oklahoma State, a 62-44 victory over No. 10 Minnesota and a 73-61 loss to No. 12 Arizona State. New Mexico is led in scoring by sophomore Dionne Marsh at 15.8 ppg. Senior Abbie Letz leads the team in rebounding at 6.7 rpg., while junior Katie Montgomery leads UNM in assists at 3.9 apg.
SCOUTING THE LADY INDIANS: Louisiana-Monroe is currently 4-2 on the season with wins over Memphis (80-60), UAB (70-68), Denver (66-54) and Centenary (66-45) and losses at SMU (56-44) and to North Texas (68-62). ULM is led in scoring by both Aishie Banks and LaJeanna Howard at 12.7 ppg. Leading the Lady Indians in rebounding is Banks at 6.5 rpg. and Howard leads the team in assists at 4.0 apg.