Jan 252012
Authors: Kyle Grabowski

The CSU women’s basketball team overcame missing six of its first seven shots erased an early 10-point deficit to defeat New Mexico in Moby Arena.

The Rams defeated the Lobos 61-54 to move in to a tie for second place in the Mountain West.

Turnovers have haunted the team all year, and CSU was loose with the ball again Wednesday night, giving it away 16 times.

Leading scorer Kim Mestagh started slowly, only scoring two points in the first half, but poured in 16 in the second half to finish with a game-high 19.

CSU went inside early and often, leveraging a height advantage to score 30 points in the paint. Sophomore Sam Martin scored 15 points while grabbing seven rebounds, while junior Megan Heimstra finished with 10 points and nine rebounds.

The win was the Rams’ third consecutive in the conference, while New Mexico dropped to 0-5 in the MWC.

Check back to Collegian.com for more on this game.

Women’s Basketball Beat Reporter Kyle Grabowski can be reached at sports@collegian.com.

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