Saturday, February 26, 2005

Lobo Women Beat UNLV With Heroic Effort In The Pit

THE PIT--The Lobo women won a thriller on "senior day" at the Pit. There were six lead changes in the final 2:17. The official UNM sports website GoLobos has the summary of the ending:

Thomas answered again with a jumper as the Rebels went back up 65-64 with 49.6 seconds left in the game. Junior Abbie Letz was fouled on a drive to basket with 34.3 ticks to go.

Shooting two, Letz's first toss hit the rim, the top of the backboard, then dropped in to tie the game. She swished the second, returning the lead to the Lobos.

Moore made a huge defensive play the next time down the floor, tying up Nikki Hitchens and giving the ball back to the Lobos with 20.1 seconds left.

Moore was fouled with 18.3 seconds left and had a chance to give New Mexico a three-point lead. An 80% free throw shooter on the year, Moore missed both attempts. Lindsey Arndt grabbed the rebound on the second miss, but was tied up as possession went back to the Rebels with only 16.4 seconds to go.

UNLV point guard Sheena Moore drove the lane and put up a contested jumper that fell off. A mad scramble for the rebound resulted in the ball going off a Rebels player and out of bounds with a mere 1.5 ticks remaining. Marsh was fouled and canned both charities.

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