LAS CRUCES, N.M. (2/1/03) -- The Lady Eagles dropped their second straight game as New Mexico State connected on a season-high 14 three-pointers Saturday night to power their way past North Texas 78-62 at the Pan Am Center.
The Aggies shot 42 percent from beyond the three-point line. The Lady Eagles fall to 8-11 overall and 3-5 in Sun Belt conference play.
"I was very proud of our effort tonight," said Lady Eagles head coach Tina Slinker. "I thought all the way down our bench we had a solid effort. They are just a really good offensive team and you have to give them a lot of credit. They hit a lot of three-point shots with a hand in their face."
New Mexico State came out firing as they hit 10 three-point baskets in the first half to take a 45-37 lead into the break. North Texas made an 11-4 run and cut the Aggies' lead to just one-point at 49-48 with 10:41 remaining. Cinnamon Garrett, who finished the night with a game-high 27 points, hit two straight three-point baskets to spark a 13-4 Aggie run to make it 63-52 with 8:05 left. Emily Britt lead the Lady Eagles in scoring with 10 points.
North Texas is back in action on Thursday night as the Lady Eagles return to the Super Pit to battle Middle Tennessee.