The Lobo 2019-2020 team got their first game experience in Rome today, against a much older team from Latvia. The Latvians had a big front line, going 6’5″ & 6’4″, and their usual leading scorer is a guard from Wright St, Mike Bradbury’s previous school.
Freshman PG Corina Carter had a big first half for the Lobos, both scoring and running the offense. She scored on three point shots, and numerous drives into the paint for 10 foot jump shots. The lead at half was 34-26, and the Lobos were outscored by Riga 34-37 in the second half to win by five.
Ahlise Hurst, who was a quiet freshman for UNM last season was more vocal on the court today–and in her post game interview as well. It also helped that she hit a couple corner threes.
While the opponent was taller and older (several players mid 20s to early 30s), the Lobos looked faster, especially with AT and Shai.
Mike Bradbury didn’t single out anyone player or piece of the game, but did seem happy with the effort and attitude of the team, and was happy with the shooting. This Lobo edition will have to shoot better than last season’s do be successful.