The Wildcats headed to Northern New Mexico College on Friday for the first of two contests against the Eagles.
The host Eagles used a strong first half to take a 40-30 lead into the break. In the second half, the Wildcats came out of the gate with a bit more momentum and were able to keep pace with the Eagles. Despite their efforts to put together a late rally, Northern New Mexico was able to grab the 71-60 win from JWU.
JWU and Northern New Mexico will face off again on Saturday at 1pm.