Lobo basketball gets a tussle from Eastern New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE)- They did not go quietly into the night. The Eastern New Mexico Greyhounds made an attempt to three point shoot their way to victory against Craig Neal’s Lobos Friday night.

The Lobos would prevail in a 88 to 66 exhibition game victory at WisePies Arena AKA The Pit.

The game was a final tune-up for the Lobos before their first regular season game. Forward Tim Williams lead the Lobos in scoring with 20 points. He also had 14 rebounds for a double double. True freshman guard/forward Damien Jefferson was the only other Lobo in double figures with 11 points.

The Lobos allowed the Greyhounds to convert 11 of 30 three point attempts. Both teams struggled at the free throw line with the Lobos making 61.7 percent from the stripe.

“You’re not going to play real well when you shot like we did from the foul line,” said Lobo head coach Craig Neal. “I thought defense intensity was okay but, I think we got a little shell shocked and a little tight.” Eastern shot 65 percent from the line.

The Lobos only lead 36 to 32 at halftime and had trouble pulling away from the determined Greyhounds. The Greyhounds even lead the game in both halves. There were six total lead changes. The score was tied three times. The Lobos will host Idaho State in their first regular season game November 11.

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