Category Archives: Lady Colt Basketball

Lady Colts win fifth straight

NMMI’s Demitra Ulibarri with the ball on the low post, trying to get past the defense of Artesia’s R. Greer.

NMMI Sports Press

The New Mexico Military Institute Lady Colt basketball team defeated the Artesia JV Lady Bulldogs 45-30 at Godfrey Athletic Center on Monday night. The win gives the Lady Colts their fifth straight victory of the season and overall moves them to 8-4 on the year.

The game was even after the first quarter as the score was 8-8. The Lady Colts were down 14-13 when they started a 14-0 run that began midway through the second quarter until 27 seconds left in the third quarter to give NMMI a 30-16 lead at the end of three quarters. The Lady Colts and Lady Bulldogs would each have their best quarter scoring in the fourth, but the Lady Colts would win the game 45-30.

Tianna Tsosie led the Lady Colts in scoring with 17 points. She also had three steals and one assist. Demitra Ulibarri recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. She also recorded six steals and five blocks.

“I thought we shot the ball well and played really good defense,” said Head Lady Colt basketball coach Marisha Olesinski. “The girls were very patient today. They were moving the ball well and taking open shots. We need to work on turnovers a little bit more, but overall the girls played great tonight.”

The Lady Colts next game will be at Dexter on Thursday, February 7th at 5:00 PM.

Big fourth quarter gives Lady Colts victory at Hagerman

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The New Mexico Military Institute Lady Colt basketball team defeated Hagerman 58-24 at Hagerman High School. 

NMMI led 25-13 after the half. The Lady Colts big quarter was the fourth where they scored 24 points to the Bobcats three to give them a 58-24 victory in Hagerman. 

Tianna Tsosie led NMMI with 20 points on the night. She also collected five rebounds and an assist. Miranda Garcia scored 10 points and adding two assists, three rebounds and a steal. Demitra Ulibarri had eight points and a game high 17 rebounds and five blocks on the night. 

Next up for the Lady Colts will be a game against Loving High School on Tuesday (Jan. 29) at 5:00 PM in Godfrey Athletic Center on the NMMI Campus.  

NMMI gets home victory against Hagerman

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The New Mexico Military Institute Lady Colt basketball team defeated the Hagerman Lady Bobcats 62-45 on Friday in Godfrey Athletic Center. The Lady Colts scored eight straight points to start off the game until the Bobcats hit a lay-up with 4:35 to go in the first quarter. The quarter would end 14-7 in favor of NMMI.

In the second half the Bobcats found the three point shot and took a 16-15 lead during the quarter, but NMMI’s transition offense would give them back the lead 30-23 before the Bobcats called a timeout with a minute left in the second quarter. The Lady Colts would add another basket before half to give them a 32-23 at the half.

Hagerman started the second half on an 8-2 run that lasted until 5:15 in the third quarter to narrow the gap 34-31 in favor of NMMI. The rest of the quarter would be a back and forth battle as the Lady Colts would hold a 43-39 lead after the third quarter.

The Lady Colts broke open the game in the fourth quarter as they went on a 15-0 run during the last two minutes of the quarter to give NMMI the 62-45 victory.

Demitra Ulibarri led the Lady Colts with 25 points on the night and 14 rebounds to give her a double-double. Tianna Tsosie had 16 points and Miranda Garcia collected 11 points.

Head Lady Colt Basketball Coach Marisha Olesinski was all smiles after the game.

Olesinski said, “It was or fourth game this week and we improved on everything tonight. The girls gave their all and it really showed in the turnover department. We turned the ball over fewer times this game than any game this season.”

Lady Colts fall at Warriors

Christen Ellenburg gets a rebound in the second half of the game at Gateway Christian High School, as Warriors Sierra Fresquez (11) and Kaylee Stephens (15) contest for the rebound.

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The New Mexico Military Institute Lady Colt Basketball team fell to Gateway Christian 46-30 at Gateway Christian High School on Thursday night. 

The Lady Warriors started on a 10-4 run to give them and early lead, but the Lady Colts answered back with a 10-5 run of their own to finish the first quarter trailing the Lady Warriors 15-14.  

The Lady Warriors once again had the first part of the quarter advantage over the Lady Colts. Gateway Christian went on a 9-0 run that was answered back by a 5-0 run by NMMI for a Lady Warrior 24-19 lead at halftime. 

After halftime the Lady Warriors would take control of the game and score 16 points in the quarter for a 40-23 lead.  

NMMI would collect more points than Gateway Christian in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as Gateway Christian ended up with the 46-30 victory.  

Head Lady Colt Basketball coach Marisha Olesinski overall was pleased with her team’s effort.  

Olesinski said, “Besides our shooting the girls played really well tonight. We could not get a basket to go down and I think that was the biggest factor tonight. I cannot say how proud I am of them. They did not give up all night. We had second and third opportunities to get baskets to go in, because the girls were getting offensive rebounds.” 

The next game for the Lady Colts will be tomorrow (Friday) at 5 PM as they face the Hagerman Lady Bobcats at Godfrey Athletic Center. 

Lady Colts start season 3-0

NMMI’s Chinami Davis with a jump shot from just beyond the free throw line. Photo courtesy of Shutternut.

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The NMMI Lady Colt basketball team kept their unblemished record intact, moving to 3-0 on the season after taming the Lake Arthur Panthers at home on Tuesday, 53-11.

Every player on the Institute squad got playing time, with NMMI running out to an 18-0 after the initial period and a 32-2 margin by halftime.

Point-leader for the Lady Colts was senior forward Demitra Ulibarri with 16. Sophomore guard Rilan Maloney knocked down 11, including a 1-for-1 performance from behind the arc. Soph guard Tianna Tsosie had six. Three players posted four: junior guard Madison Sandoval, freshman forward Chinami Davis, and freshman forward Celeste Martin. Four Colts had two each: junior guard Miranda Garcia, junior forward Christen Ellenburg, freshman forward Kiara Knowles, and junior forward Jaylene Moore.

Top rebounding honors for NMMI ended up tied, with Ellenburg and Martin each pulling down seven.

The Lady Colts will take their perfect record on the road for a match in Loving against the Falcons on Thursday, Jan. 17, then return to play Goddard High’s C team at home on Monday, Jan. 21. Tip-off for both of those games is slated for 5:00 PM.