Women Lobos finally beat Wyoming, 78-75

January 22, 2019

The streak is over.

Getting 24 points from Aisia Robertson and 16 from Jaisa Nunn, the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team snapped a six-game losing skid to Mountain West Conference nemesis Wyoming with a 78-75 win Saturday afternoon at Arena Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo.

It’s UNM’s first win over the Cowgirls since January 2016. Wyoming swept all three games in the rivalry last year, including a quarterfinal game in the MWC Tournament.

The Lobos (15-2 overall, 5-1 MWC) led by as much as nine in the first half and carried a 36-29 lead into halftime before the Cowgirls (9-5, 2-3) rallied with a 7-0 run to open the third quarter. The game went back and forth from there, with Wyoming taking its largest lead, 68-62, midway through the fourth quarter.

The Lobos responded with a 12-2 run over a three-minute span, ending with a Robertson jumper with 1:12 to play. Two free throws from Nunn and Jayla Everett in the final 17 seconds helped seal it.

Wyoming’s Quinn Weidmann had a chance to tie the game, but her 3-point shot with 2 seconds left was off the mark.

Everett finished with 14 points, hitting 4 of her 5 tries from 3-point territory.

The Lobos moved into a tie for second place in the MWC with Utah State, a half game behind Boise State. They return home Wednesday to face UNLV for a second time. The Runnin’ Rebels are the ones to have beaten them in conference play.

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