Feb. 2, 2011
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Sophomore Megan Muniz finished with 16 points, but the Air Force women's basketball team was unable to come away with the win, falling to New Mexico, 64-59, Wednesday evening in The Pit. With the loss, the Falcons drop to 7-14 overall on the year and 2-6 in the MWC, while the Lobos move to 8-12, 2-6 in the league.
Muniz, playing near her hometown of Rio Rancho, N.M., knocked down a career-best four three-pointers to lead the Falcons, while Dymond James (So., Brambleton, Va.) added 13 points.
Air Force led by as many as nine points with 10:49 left in the game, but with their crowd behind them, the Lobos began to climb back into the contest. A pair of free throws by Jasmine Patterson at the 2:25 mark tied the game at 58-58, while Patterson's layup with just over a minute remaining put New Mexico on top by one. Air Force was unable to score in the final minute, as the Lobos rallied for the five-point victory.
The Falcons, who led 29-26 at the half, knocked down eight three-pointers in the contest, but were outshot from the field by the Lobos. New Mexico also had a slight rebounding edge against Air Force (29-26), while the Falcons committed one fewer turnover.
Amanda Best led the Lobos with 15 points, nine rebounds and eight assists while playing all 40 minutes.
The Falcons are back at home for their next game, as they host Utah on Saturday, Feb. 5, in a 2:00 p.m. contest.