CANCUN, Mexico — Brent Heemskerk scored 17 points to lead Drake to a 68-62 victory over New Mexico on Sunday night.
The Bulldogs (3-2) broke a 31-31 halftime stalemate in the Cancun Challenge's third-place game by outscoring the Lobos 22-11 to start the second half.
Drake built a 16-point lead with 5:45 left, but New Mexico (3-4) pulled within four points at 66-62 on a 3-pointer by Chad Toppert with 22 seconds left. Josh Harper put the game away with a pair of free throws.
Heemskerk, playing in his 100th career game for the Bulldogs, was 7 of 9 from the floor, including his first 3-pointer since 2006.
Jonathan Cox had a double-double for Drake with 12 points and 14 rebounds. Craig Stanley and Josh Young chipped in 10 points apiece.
Daniel Faris led all New Mexico scorers with 14 points, followed by Roman Martinez with 11.
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