No. 20 Hawaii 97, New Mexico St. 66
HONOLULU (AP) _ Alicia Pontious scored 18 points as 13 Wahines scored in No. 20 Hawaii’s 97-66 victory over New Mexico State in a Big West Conference game Friday night.
Hawaii (21-5, 12-5) used all of its players, sometimes substituting five at a time, to wear down the Roadrunners (15-13, 9-8). The Wahines went on a 20-4 run over the final five minutes.
Hawaii’s rarely used zone defense stymied New Mexico State, which had averaged close to 87 points per game. The Roadrunners only hit 4 of 19 3-point shots, with Tracey Goetsch accounting for three.
The Wahines took the lead for good at 13-12, and extended it to 40-33 by the half. Hawaii moved out to a 62-48 lead midway through the second half.
Jenny Kaeo added 16 for Hawaii and Valerie Agee had 14 and Melanie Azama and Jennifer Hurt 11 each.
Goetsch led the Roadrunners with 23 points. Andrea Kabwasa added 17 and Meredith Sanders had 10.