Horned Frogs falter in regular season finale
The men’s basketball team fell to Utah by a score of 68-49 on Saturday in Salt Lake City, marking the second time this season the Horned Frogs have fallen to the Utes.
The loss gave the team a final record of 5-11 in Mountain West Conference play and an overall record of 14-16 on the season.
Leading the way for the Horned Frogs was freshman guard Ronnie Moss, who scored 14 points and pulled in four rebounds. Senior forward Kevin Langford had 12 points in his final regular season game as a Horned Frog.
Utah senior forward Shaun Green came in off the bench to lead all scorers with 20 points in 29 minutes of action. The Utes wrapped up a share of the conference title with the win. Utah, New Mexico and BYU all ended the season with 12-4 conference records.
The Horned Frogs will have another shot at the Utes Thursday in Las Vegas in the first round of play in the Mountain West Conference Championships. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. CDT.
Flyin’ Frogs relay team qualifies for indoor championships
The track quartet of freshman Hayley Shade, seniors Kishelle Paul and Jessica Clarke and junior Jessica Young completed the women’s 4×400 relay at the Iowa State NCAA Qualifier on Saturday with a time of 3:34.63.
The time was good enough for first place in the event and it also set a new school record. It was the second-fastest time in the NCAA this year.
With the impressive time, the four women qualified for the 2009 NCAA Indoor Championships next week in College Station.
On the men’s side, the 4×400 relay team crossed the line with a time of 3:07.50, good for sixth place in the event and the 11th-fastest time in the NCAA. The men’s squad will not find out if they qualified for the NCAA Championships until next week.
Equestrian team outrides Oklahoma State
The No. 7-ranked Horned Frog equestrian team pulled out a 10-9 victory over a No. 6-ranked OSU team Sunday in Mansfield.
The win put the team’s record at 9-5 on the year and the match was the last of the regular season.
The team is 6-2 in spring contests as it heads into April’s national championships in Waco.