Sports Desk: Lobo men’s basketball collapses in Las Vegas
NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The UNM Lobos had their lowest point total this season in an 85-56 loss at UNLV on Tuesday night. The setback kept the Lobos winless in the Mountain West game at 0-3. The Lobos are 7-9 overall. UNLV improved to 1-1 in the league and 9-6 overall.
The Rebels set the pace of the game from the point, with a 12-0 advantage. That was before Lobos guard KJ Jenkins found his stroke. Jenkins kept the Lobos in the game in the first half, scoring 15 points and 26 overall. The Lobos were trailing 40-30 at the break. The Lobos faded in the second half as Donovan Williams led the Rebels charge. Williams finished the game with 29 points.
The Rebels also won the battle on the board with 48 rebounds to 30 for a Lobo team that suffered a frontcourt thinning due to injury and a pair of players no longer on the team. . The Lobos host Boise State on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
In other sports news, Lobo’s senior women’s guard Jaedyn De La Cerda was named to NCAA women’s basketball starting at five this week, the same week she was named conference player of the week. Mountain West. De La Cerda averaged nearly 20 points per game while helping the Lobos win three games last week. Defending champions Mountain West remain unbeaten in the league. The Lobos are in Wyoming Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
The La Cueva Bears boys’ basketball team hosted the Cleveland Storm on Tuesday night. La Cueva put another win on their 10-2 record with a 74-45 victory. Cleveland fell to 10-6.
New Mexico United released its 2022 schedule on Wednesday. New Mexico pushed back its home opener against Las Vegas by one day to March 13 so it doesn’t clash with the basketball championships. boys and girls.
Devontae Jackson is the newest member of the Duke City Gladiators. Jackson played his college prom in West Georgia where he was an All-American and also a Harlin Hill finalist. He signed with the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent in 2019.