Mesa State dealt visiting New Mexico Highlands its first defeat of the season Saturday night in Grand Junction, Colo.
The Mavericks won 89-82, ending the Cowboys’ season-opening win streak at six games.
Highlands (6-1, 3-1 RMAC) had beaten Western State 77-66 the previous night in Gunnison, Colo.
Thomas Manzano led NMHU with 21 points and seven rebounds; he went eight of 15 from the floor, helping the Cowboys shoot 53 percent.
Chris Newsome (16 points), Mindaugas Markevicius (15), Momcilo Latinovic (14) also tallied double-digit point totals.
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