Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Lobos Rally To Beat Western Illinois.(Sports)

Byline: Mike Hall Associate Sports Editor

Sanchez's Shot Gives New Mexico an Edge

Miranda Sanchez hit a shot off a steal by Nikki Heckroth with 7.4 seconds remaining in the game to give the University of New Mexico women's basketball team an incredible 58-57, come-from-behind victory over Western Illinois in the championship game of the Clubhouse Inn-vitational before 6,856 fans Saturday night in the Pit.

Western Illinois used a 16-0 run to go up late in the first half and held a 57-53 lead with 37 seconds left.

But sophomore guard Jasmine Ewing hit a drive and was fouled with 25 seconds left. After she hit the free throw, it was 57-56. That set up Sanchez's heroics. …

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