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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sports Briefs

Women’s basketball

The University of New Mexico women’s basketball team let another game slip away.

This time, it was a 75-73 loss at Nevada on Saturday.

The Lobos had a 73-71 advantage with less than a minute remaining before the Wolf Pack took the lead with a 4-0 run.

Guard Antiesha Brown had a chance to send the game into overtime, but her 15-foot jumper missed and gave Nevada the victory.
UNM has lost eight of its last nine games and falls to 8-15, 3-9 Mountain West.

“It’s heartbreaking. I hurt for our team,” head coach Yvonne Sanchez said in a release. “They need a break. They need something good to happen.”

Brown had a team-high 22 points on 8 of 14 shots. Forwards Khadijah Shumpert and Deeva Vaughn both chipped in 15 points.
Forward Arielle Wideman paced the Wolf Pack (13-11, 8-5 MW) in scoring with 24 points, hitting 10 of 16 attempts. Guard Danika Sharp was the only other Nevada player in double figures, recording 13 points.

UNM hit 68 percent (17 of 25) from the field in the first half, but that fell to a 34.4 percent clip (11 of 32) in the second half.

The Lobos sit next to last in the conference with only Air Force (1-22, 0-13) trailing.

Baseball

The New Mexico baseball team dropped two of its first three games at San Diego over the weekend.

UNM’s opening game was suspended during the third inning because of heavy fog. The game was resumed on Saturday with the Lobos losing 6-4.

The Lobos (1-2) then captured their only victory of the weekend with a 3-2 decision in 11 innings over the Toreros later Saturday night.

San Diego (2-1) took the third and final game 17-2 on Sunday.
UNM resumes play on Tuesday at Arizona State.

Softball

The road woes continued for the New Mexico softball team over the weekend at the Hillenbrand Invitational in Tucson, Ariz.

UNM lost all four of its games. They were supposed to play five, but the first contest against Georgia Tech on Friday was cancelled — and put together a five-game losing streak in the process.

No. 24 Arizona handed UNM its first loss on Friday, an 8-0 decision that was stopped in five innings.

On Saturday, the Lobos were handed two more losses. These included a 4-2 defeat to Grand Canyon then a 9-1 shellacking by fourth-ranked Alabama.

The Lobos closed out the tournament with a 6-4 setback to Tennessee State on Sunday.