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Cumber Leads with 17 Points, Four Lobos Score in Double Figures in Win

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Making her first collegiate start on Friday night, Albuquerque native Vianè Cumber led all scorers with 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting and 3-for-5 from three-point range as New Mexico won 96-40 over Northern New Mexico.

Cumber was one of four Lobos to finish in double figures, joined by 12 points each from fellow freshman Mackenzie Curtis and Shaiquel McGruder. Nevaeh Parkinson recorded her first collegiate double-double with 11 points and a game-high 11 rebounds, grabbing five offensive boards and six defensive, while also credited for two steals and an assist.

The Lobos held the Lady Eagles to seven points in both the second and fourth quarters, while scoring 20-plus points in all four quarters in the 56-point victory.

Much like the first game, Antonia Anderson set the tone for the Lobos early, getting the Lobos on the board and adding a three-pointer for the 8-2 early UNM lead. Cumber took over midway through the first quarter, hitting back-to-back threes before adding a layup to her point total, finishing with eight points on perfect 3-for-3 shooting.

Anderson and LaTora Duff added five points each as UNM led 25-14 through the first 10 minutes, shooting 60.0 percent from the floor and 80.0 percent from beyond the arc. Furthermore, the Lobos held the Lady Eagles the final 5:06 of the first quarter without a point.

A Kath van Bennekom offensive rebound and putback started the second quarter, and the Lobos scored the first eight points of the frame to stretch the lead to 19, with Parkinson grabbing an offensive board and putting it back for her first two points of the contest. A Zeyno Seren fast-break layup off of a van Bennekom steal stretched the lead to 21 and the Lobo run continued with a LaTascya Duff three on her first and only attempt of the game.

UNM outscored Northern New Mexico 21-7 in the second, with van Bennekom leading with five points to go along with two rebounds, a steal and an assist.

A Jaedyn De La Cerda three opened the second half to extend UNM’s lead to 28 and the lead continued to grow until it reached 39 on a Curtis three-pointer and two made free throws that made it 72-33 at the end of the quarter.

Nine seconds in to the fourth quarter, a layup by Cumber pushed the margin past the 40-point threshold and a final 13-0 run that included two Curtis’ threes, an Augmon layup, a Curtis free throw and two Parkinson jumpers in the paint closed the game at 96-40.

Parkinson single-handedly outscored Northern New Mexico in the fourth quarter with eight points on 3-for-6 shooting, with Curtis adding seven points on two three-pointers and a free throw.

UNM improves to 2-0 on the season and remains at home to face Prairie View A&M on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Postgame Notes

  • New Mexico has now started 2-0 on the season in all six seasons under Bradbury
  • New Mexico went on a 32-5 scoring run that spanned from late-first quarter until late-second quarter.
  • Perfect shooting:
    • Two Lobos shot perfect from the field in the first quarter: Jaedyn De La Cerda (1-1, three points), Antonia Anderson (2-2, five points).
    • Four Lobos shot perfect from the field in the first half: Kath van Bennekom (2-2, five points), LaTascya Duff (1-1, three points), Zeyno Seren (1-1, two points), Aniyah Augmon (1-1, two points).
    • Two Lobos shot perfect from the field through three quarters: Kath van Bennekom (2-2, five points), LaTascya Duff (1-1, three points).
  • UNM had 54 rebounds, 21 offensive