Women's Basketball Season Ends With 65-51 Loss To UNM In Championship Quarterfinal

Paris Baird scored seven points and hauled in nine rebounds against New Mexico.
March 8, 2016

Final Stats

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Las Vegas, Nev. --- The #4-seed San José State women's basketball team was unable to overcome a sluggish start and fell to #5-seed New Mexico in the quarterfinal round of the Mountain West Championship at the Thomas & Mack Center.
 
The Spartans (13-17, 11-7 MW) matched a season-low 20 points in the first half, and was held to just nine points in the opening period. The only other time SJSU was held under 10 points in a quarter was against the same Lobo team during the regular season in a 71-57 loss.
 
Meanwhile, New Mexico's Khadijah Shumpert hit 7 of 8 shots from the floor in the first half helping the Lobos get out to a 12-point lead. The Spartans went to the break trailing 32-20.
 
It looked like things might change at the beginning of the third quarter when Ellie Stevens knocked down a three from the top of the arc with confidence to cut UNM's lead to nine, 32-23. But the Lobos stepped on the gas from there, extending their lead to as many as 19 with Shumpert's jumper which made it 45-26 at the 4:35 mark in the third quarter.
 
Shumpert finished with a game-high 24 points for New Mexico (17-13, 9-9 MW). The Lobos shot 43.9 percent (25-57) from the field for the game.
 
The Spartans ended at 29.8 percent (17-57) shooting from the floor. Dezz Ramos, with 16 points, led the Spartans in scoring for the 20th time this season. Nyre Harris and Paris Baird each scored seven points.
 
Ramos' 16 points rests her total for the year at 526, good for seventh on SJSU's single-season scoring list. In her first season with the program, Ramos also moved into sixth for three-point baskets made in a single-season with 62.

Newspaper Box Score

New Mexico vs San Jose State
03/08/16 2:30 pm at Las Vegas, Nev. (Thomas & Mack Center)
At Las Vegas, Nev. (Thomas & Mack Center)

NEW MEXICO 65, SAN JOSE STATE 51

NEW MEXICO (17-13)
SHUMPERT, Khadijah 11-15 4-4 26; BEYNON, Cherise 3-16 2-2 9; OWENS, Bryce
3-10 0-1 7; NUNN, Jaisa 3-5 1-2 7; LAPEYROLERIE, Alex 3-5 0-0 6; OTTO,
Jannon 1-1 0-0 3; CHAVEZ, Alexa 1-2 1-1 3; PYE, Kenya 0-2 2-2 2; GREENWOOD,
Josie 0-0 2-2 2; JOHNSON, Whitney 0-0 0-0 0; LINES, Emily 0-0 0-0 0; KELLER,
Kianna 0-0 0-0 0; BOVERO, Jayda 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 25-57 12-14 65.

SAN JOSE STATE (13-17)
Ramos, Dezz 6-21 2-4 16; Harris, Nyre 1-6 5-6 7; Baird, Paris 2-8 2-2 7;
Stevens, Ellie 2-6 0-0 6; Smith, Jasmine 3-7 0-0 6; Vann, Emily 1-2 0-0 3;
Ladd, Myzhanique 1-3 1-4 3; Byrd, Riana 1-3 1-2 3; Matthews, Kalie 0-0 0-0
0; West, Rachol 0-1 0-0 0; Kohlhaas, Andrea 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 17-57 11-18
51.

New Mexico....................   19   13   18   15 -   65
San Jose State................   9   11   17   14 -  51

3-point goals--New Mexico 3-17 (OWENS, Bryce 1-6; OTTO, Jannon 1-1; BEYNON,
Cherise 1-8; PYE, Kenya 0-1; LAPEYROLERIE, Alex 0-1), San Jose State 6-22
(Stevens, Ellie 2-4; Ramos, Dezz 2-8; Vann, Emily 1-2; Baird, Paris 1-4;
West, Rachol 0-1; Ladd, Myzhanique 0-1; Harris, Nyre 0-2). Fouled out--New
Mexico-None, San Jose State-BYRD, Riana. Rebounds--New Mexico 39 (OWENS,
Bryce 12), San Jose State 37 (Baird, Paris 9). Assists--New Mexico 13
(OWENS, Bryce 5), San Jose State 6 (Smith, Jasmine 2; Ladd, Myzhanique 2).
Total fouls--New Mexico 19, San Jose State 16. Technical fouls--New
Mexico-None, San Jose State-None. A-1864
2016 Mountain West Women's Championships Quarterfinal Round
Winner advances to Wednesday's semifinal vs #1 Colorado State at 6:30 pm