Circling the wagons was a prevailing theme for the University of New Mexico women’s basketball team Monday – even though there weren’t as many wagons on hand as usual.
Seniors Najala Howell and Bride Kennedy-Hopoate were not on hand at Dreamstyle Arena as the Lobos practiced for Tuesday night’s game against Northern New Mexico College. Both players missed Saturday’s 73-66 loss to Wyoming due to circumstances coach Mike Bradbury said he is unable to discuss.
On Monday Bradbury said that Howell and Kennedy-Hopoate are still members of his team. Asked whether they will be on the bench for Tuesday’s game, Bradbury said, “I honestly don’t know.”
Bradbury said he is working with UNM administrators to resolve the players’ situation but offered few other details.