March 2, 2013
New Mexico at Wyoming Notes
New Mexico will look to win in Laramie for a second-consecutive season, which the program has not done since the 2003-04 and 2004-05 seasons.
Kaitlin Mileto came out firing for the Cowgirls scoring seven of the team's first eleven points, including five straight.
The Lobos came out cold shooting the ball converting only two of their first ten shots, which included a 0-3 mark from beyond the arc through the first eight minutes of the game.
UNM's defense held Wyoming scoreless for five minutes and 56 seconds after the Cowgirls took a 13-7 lead.
New Mexico took its first lead 20-19 with a Caroline Durbin three-pointer with 5:30 left in the first half.
Wyoming closed out the final 3:53 of the first half on a 12-2 run.
After scoring just seven points in her last game against Wyoming, Caroline Durbin led the Lobos with ten first-half points.
The Lobos were whistled for 13 fouls in the first half to just four for Wyoming.
Ashley Sickles nearly had a double-double in the first half with 13 points and eight rebounds. She averages eleven points and five rebounds per game this season.
UNM shot 3-13 (23.1%) from behind the arc in the first twenty minutes of play Coach Sanchez and company committed only five turnovers in the first half.
After having their lead cut to five points, Wyoming went on a 10-0 in 3:03 to push their lead to 15 points, which was their biggest lead of the game at that time.
In the last four minutes of the first half and the first four minutes of the second half, Wyoming's combined run was 24-8.
New Mexico kept the game in reach thanks to 7-13 (53.8%) shooting in the first 8:10 of the second half. Wyoming shot 3-14 (21.4%) during that same span. Wyoming reached the double bonus on the tenth UNM foul with over ten minutes left to play.
After cutting the Wyoming lead to eight points, New Mexico went scoreless for 3:36 in between the under twelve and under eight media timeouts. Wyoming scored nine points during that scoreless drought.
Deeva Vaughn scored nine of the team's first 19 points in the second half.
The Lobos were whistled for a season-high 27 personal fouls, which lead to the final three throw discrepancy. Wyoming was 24-34 (70.6%) from the charity stripe while UNM was 6-11 (54.5%)
After scoring 13 points in the first half, UNM limited Ashley Sickles of Wyoming to just five points in the second half.
With 17 points tonight, Caroline Durbin has 18 double-digit games this season.
New Mexico will finish their 2012-13 conference road schedule with a 4-4 (.500 record)