ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A bad shooting performance cost Mike Bradbury’s Lobo women’s basketball team a second loss of the season.
The Lobos fell in the opening round of their Thanksgiving Tournament to Tulsa 67-64 Friday night.
The Lobos shot a woeful 16 percent in the first half. In fact, they only made one basket in the entire second quarter.
Lobos center Richelle Van Der Keilj had monster numbers on the night with 21 points and 17 rebounds.
Lobos guard Cherise Beynon battled foul trouble, but still managed to score 15 points. Lobos center Jaisa Nunn gave the Lobos a second player with a double double as she scored 10 points and pulled down 10 rebounds.
Erika Wakefield led Tulsa in scoring with 17 points.
The Lobos won the battle of the boards by a 57 to 32 advantage, but cold shooting, even at the free throw line, lead to their demise. The Lobos shot under 60 percent at the free throw line.
The loss put the Lobos in a game against St. Joseph Saturday.
The game has a 2:30 p.m. start time at WisePies Arena AKA The Pit.