The UNM Women's Basketball team we defeated in The Pit by the Wyoming Cowgirls by a score of 63-53. The game can be summed up by looking at the shooting percentages, 51% to 30.5%. Out-rebounding and taking better care of the ball did not overcome poor shooting.
In leading up to the game the Coach Flanagan indicated they may press Wyoming to try and get them out of their offensive sets. The press proved effective when it was employed. The Lobos were pressing after made shots and Wyoming only shot 38% after the Lobos made a shot. Unfortunately missing 41 of 59 shots made it difficult to press often.
The Lobos started quickly jumping out to an 11-5 lead, but it did not last long. Wyoming scored the next 17 points, then the Lobos outscored them 13-3 to close back to one at 24-25, but fell behind at half-time by 5. They would never get closer again before finally losing by 10.
There was a remarkable 6 minute stretch in the second half.
There were at least four freshmen on the floor at one time, and for two
minutes five freshman on the floor. During that time, the young
pups got a 17 point lead down to 10 points before the upperclassmen
returned. It will be interesting to see the players for the next
four years because they looked good while they were out there.
Two Lobos led the scoring, senior Amanda Best and Freshman Jasmine Patterson each had 12 points. Jasmine's shooting was a barometer for the team's shooting. She started 2-3 leading the Lobos to their biggest lead, then finished 1-10 to go 3-13 for the game. Amanda Best also tied for the lead in rebounds with seven.
Next the Lobo women will go to Colorado State on Wednesday January 12 at 7:00 pm.