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DII: Colorado Mesa moves to 22-0 with win against New Mexico Highlands

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Second-ranked Colorado Mesa extended its school-record winning streak and home-winning streak on Friday night by defeating New Mexico Highlands 71-52 in Brownson Arena.

The Mavericks have now won 33 consecutive home games dating back to the 2011-2012 season and have won their first 22 games this season.

CMU shot 46 percent (24 of 52) from the field while holding Highlands to just 32 percent (18 of 55) from the field and 44 percent (8 of 18) from the free-throw line. The Mavericks outrebounded the Cowgirls 43-32 and scored 15 second chance points to NMHU's 11.

Senior Sharaya Selsor led the way with a game-high 29 points, including 12 of 13 from the free-throw line. Selsor moves into the top ten on the all-time scoring list with 1,295 points (ninth place) moving ahead of Mandy Miller. She also dished out three assists, grabbed five rebounds and pulled in three steals.

Aubry Boehme added 12 points on 5 of 8 shooting.

New Mexico Highlands was led by Giulian Simioni's 10 points.

No. 8 Wayne State (Neb.), Northern State

WAYNE, Neb. -- Wayne State (Neb.) turned to the charity stripe to hold off No. 17 Northern State 67-63 in Northern Sun Conference women's basketball played Friday evening at Rice Auditorium. The Wildcats drained the final seven consecutive free throws, holding off the comeback bid to complete WSC's eighth win in a row. The win improves the Wildcats to 24-2, 17-2 in NSIC play and a two game lead in the conference. Northern State drops to 19-4, 15-4 in conference play.

Wayne State was led on the night by Ashton Yossi and Ellen Hansen, who scored 18 and 17, respectively. Nillie Miggeling again scored in double figures, contributing 13 points. Jordan Spencer led the team in rebounds, pulling down 10 boards to go with her 10 points on the night.