The Lobos opened up the 2008-09 MWC conference with a big win last night at The Pit by blowing out perennial rival UNLV 75 to 49. In front of a rabid Lobo crowd of nearly 8000.
I was very impressed the way the Lobos came out after suffering a dismantling Texas A&M this past weekend, but true to form under Coach Don Flanagan the Lobos stepped up in a large way.
What has really been exciting about the Lobo team this year is that they spread around the offense or the star of the game, if one player has an off game there is another player that steps up to take control, and tonight was no different as the Lobos leading scorers were Eileen Wiessmann and Amy Beggin with 13 points apiece, but it was Weissmann who was deadly from behind the arc going 3 of 4 and she also added 7 boards.
The Lobos also played outstanding
defense once again led by Weissmann who had 5 steals leading us to name
The Red Menace player of the game.
UNM has improved to 12-2 &1-0 in the MWC and UNLV fell to 7-7 0-1.
After the win The Red menace was able to spend some time with Amanda Adamson and talk to her about a wide verity of things including: the UNLV game, team chemistry and how the season has gone so far
It was a priviledge to talk to Amanda
as she spent a lot of time in the gym in the off season working on
shooting and talking a bigger role on this years team. Amanda has
the starting line up and took a senior
role on her shoulders and with the Lobos getting better it is obvious
has really paid off.
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