Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Journey Ends for Sanchez, Heckroth, Williams.(Sports)

Byline: Dennis Latta Journal Staff Writer

* No more curfews, no more practices, no more games in the Pit

T he date was Nov. 14, 1997, and three freshman made their debut for the University of New Mexico women's basketball team in an WNIT preseason game.

The Lobos beat Santa Clara 69-62 in that game.

Wednesday night in a packed Pit, those same three Lobos played their last game for UNM in an WNIT postseason game.

New Mexico lost to Ohio State 62-61.

None of the three players could remember their first game. None of them will forget their last.

Miranda Sanchez, Nikki Heckroth and Jennifer Williams became former Lobos a little before 9 p.m. Wednesday. No longer will they face the dreaded jog down the long ramp for practices. …

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