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Monday, December 22, 2014

Sports Briefs

Women’s basketball
Caroline Durbin scored 17 points to lead the New Mexico women’s basketball team to a 69-66 victory over Nevada on Saturday in Reno, Nev.

Durbin, a senior guard, was one of four Lobos to reach double-figure scoring. Junior guard Sara Halasz added 15 points, hitting seven field goals. Freshman post Whitney Johnson had 11 and freshman forward Khadijah Shumpert had 10.

Freshman guard Bryce Owens had a solid game as well, with eight points, six rebounds and eight assists.

UNM (11-9, 3-4 MWC) posted its best free-throw shooting performance this year, making 78.9 percent from the line. The Lobos also made 48.1 percent from the field and 18.2 percent from the 3-point line.

Nevada (6-14, 1-6 MWC) hit 39.1 percent from the field, 23.1 percent from beyond the arc and 42.9 percent from the foul line in a game tied at 28 at the end of the first half. Junior forward Amber Smith led the Wolf Pack with 13 points, and junior guard Arielle Wideman scored 12.

Track and field
New Mexico senior Richard York set a new school record on Saturday with a third-place finish at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational in Lincoln, Neb.

York, who participated as a member of the UNM team Saturday after competing as an unattached athlete earlier this year, compiled 5538 points at the event. That mark beat a school record he set two years earlier. He now holds UNM’s top five heptathlon scores.
Also in Lincoln, UNM freshman Samantha Bowe scored a personal-best 3614 points for sixth place in the women’s pentathlon.

Swimming and diving
The New Mexico swimming and diving team completed a sweep of its in-state rival, capturing a 178.5-121.5 victory at New Mexico State on Saturday.

The Lobos dominated the duel by winning 10 of the meet’s 16 races, including the first three. They capped their regular season with a 6-4 record, three weeks before the Mountain West Championships in San Antonio, Texas, on Feb. 20-23.

UNM’s wins came from the 400-yard medley relay team (3:48.20), Monica Dudley in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:29.22), Heidi Zeiger in the 200-yard freestyle (1:55.09) and 500-yard freestyle (5:08.21), Shayla King in the 50-yard freestyle (24.43), Michole Timm in 3-meter diving (296.18) and 1-meter diving (300.90), Marissa Campbell in the 100-yard freestyle (52.81), the 200-yard freestyle relay team (1:35.75) and Jorgi Hobson in the 100-yard butterfly (55.85).