Double-doubles by China Smith and Domonique Rivera and an 18-point effort by Alyssa Lopez keyed a 57-54 New Mexico Highlands win at Western New Mexico on Saturday in Silver City.
NMHU finishes 14-16 overall and 9-13 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference, its best yet under coach Tiffany Darling and the best in several years.
Smith had 11 points and 10 rebounds; Rivera had 10 and 10. Whitley Coca added eight points and five assists.
The Cowgirls shot just 33 percent but outrebounded the hard-luck Mustangs (1-25) 46-35.