Freedom New Mexico
SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Eastern New Mexico University Zias shot themselves out of the game early.
Misfiring on 13 of their first 16 shots from the field, the Zias fell behind from the start in a 66-37 loss to Angelo State in a Lone Star Conference South women’s basketball game.
Cat Clay had 12 points on four 3-pointers for the Zias (4-17, 2-8 LSC South), who shot 27 percent from the field while losing their fifth straight game. Precious Herrin added seven points and five rebounds for ENMU.
Camille Perkins scored 19 points and Lindsey Mahone added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Angelo State (14-9, 7-4), which led 29-13 at halftime. Mahone had five of the Rambelles’ 11 3-pointers.
The victory marks the 14th straight home win over the Zias, who have lost to ENMU in San Angelo since 1996.
The 37 points for the game and 13 points in a half were season-lows for the Zias. After going 5-of-23 in the first half, the Zias weren’t much better (8-of-24) in the final 20 minutes.
ENMU led wire-to-wire en route to a 65-53 win over the Rambelles in the team’s first meeting Jan. 26 at Greyhound Arena.