Briefs: Mesa State Roundup December 06, 2008

Delgado’s double-double lifts Mesa

Women’s Basketball

• Stephanie Delgado posted her first double-double of her career to lead Mesa State to an 82-68 victory over Notre Dame deNamur on Friday at St. George, Utah.

The 5-foot-11 senior post player scored 17 points and grabbed a career high 10 rebounds to lead the Mavericks, who have won three straight games. Freshman Ashley Davis scored 12 points in 16 minutes and Erin Richardson and Courtney McCaig each had 10 points.

Mesa State (3-2) shot 48.5 percent from the floor, grabbed 48 rebounds and limited the Argonauts to 35.6 percent shooting from the floor.

The Mavericks took a 14-4 lead in the first seven minutes of the game. Abby Hancock hit three free throws to build a 5-2 lead, then Heather Habekost and Richardson each hit jumpers to make it 9-2. Alisha Kelly hit a 3-pointer for a 12-2 lead and Davis scored inside for a 14-4 advantage.

Notre Dame deNamur (1-6) came back to tie the game with 5:17 left in the first half, but that’s as close as the Argonauts got.

Delgado made a steal on the defensive end, drew a foul and made two free throws with 3:57 left.

She scored again to give the Mavs a 31-28 lead then Davis pushed the lead to five with a layup. Mesa led by five at halftime.

“We opened it up in the second half,” Mesa State coach Timi Brown said. “We did a good job rebound and the defense picked up.”

The Mavericks went on an 8-2 run to start the second half then Davis hit a jumper to push the lead to 47-37 with 14:57 left. Mesa led by double figures the rest of the way, but most of the contribution came from the bench, which produced 25 of the team’s 45 second-half points.

Kim Hom led the Argonauts with 15 points. Britni Rathke had 14 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals. Tanaia Keyes added 12 points.

Mesa plays Dixie State (Utah) College at 5 p.m. today in St. George.

Track & Field

• Brooklyn Barton placed third in the triple jump and Esmeralda Martinez-Ramos took fourth in the 1,500 to lead the Mavericks in the Colorado School of Mines Alumni Extravaganza on Friday in Golden.

Barton, a freshman from Urbandale, Iowa, had a jump of nine meters, nearly two meters shy of the first-place jump.

Martinez-Ramos finished the 1,500 in 5 minutes, 17.39 seconds, which was 14 seconds behind Melanie Peddle of Mines.

Mesa junior captain Andrea Ager had the top time for Mesa in the 300-meter run, 46.99 seconds. It was the first time Mesa State has had an athlete compete in the event.


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