Scores

Final

New Mexico 65

(23-8, 11-5 MW)

Wyoming 53

(21-9, 11-5 MW)

    3:00 PM ET, March 9, 2007

    1 2 T
    UNM 29 3665
    WYO 28 2553

    Top Performers

    New Mexico: J. Briody 21 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Wyoming: H. Zavecz 22 Pts, 4 Reb, 4 Ast

    Briody leads New Mexico to Mountain West title game

    Associated Press

    LAS VEGAS -- Julie Briody scored 21 points and had eight rebounds to lead New Mexico over Wyoming 65-53 in the Mountain West Conference semifinals Friday afternoon.

    Briody, who also had three steals, went 7-of-13 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line for the Lobos, who play BYU in the championship game Saturday afternoon. BYU beat Utah 55-49 to gain the final.

    Dionne Marsh added 13 points and Brandi Kimble had 11 for third-seeded New Mexico (23-8).

    Hanna Zavecz led No. 2 Wyoming (21-9) with 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting from the field. Megan McGuffey added 21 points on 8-of-12 from the field, including hitting all three attempts from 3-point range.

    After trailing 29-28 at halftime, the Cowgirls took two brief one-point leads, the last at 32-31 with 18:49 left in the game. But 15 seconds later, Zavecz committed her fourth foul and that ignited a 16-4 New Mexico run.

    The Lobos never trailed again as the Cowgirls cut the lead to six on two occasions, the last at 53-47 with 6:30 left.

    Wyoming built its largest lead at 64-50 on an Amy Beggin 4-point play with 3:28.

    The Lobos jumped to an 8-0 lead and later built their largest lead of the first half at 21-9 with 7:38 until intermission. But the Cowgirls ended the first half on a 19-8 run, sparked by Zavecz, who had 13 first-half points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    UNM
    WYO
    Points 65 53
    FG Made-Attempted 25-56 (.446) 19-45 (.422)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-12 (.333) 7-20 (.350)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-15 (.733) 8-12 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 1

    Game Leaders

     
    UNM
    WYO
    PointsJ. Briody 21H. Zavecz 22
    ReboundsJ. Briody 8J. Bolerjack 6
    AssistsK. Montgomery 5H. Zavecz 4
    StealsJ. Briody 3M. Mcguffey 3

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 4, 2007 @WYO 54, UNM 51Recap | Box Score
    Feb 4, 2007 @UNM 50, WYO 43Recap | Box Score
    » Mar 9, 2007 UNM 65, @WYO 53Recap | Box Score