Danisha Corbett Unstoppable As Aggies Crush Broncos 87-71

Danisha CorbettAggie senior guard Danisha Corbett scored a career-best 31 points hitting seven three pointers and leading her team to an 87-71 pounding of Boise State on Thursday night. The entire Aggie senior class performed well as Madison Spence added 18 points and was a perfect 4-of-4 from three point distance while Jasmine Lowe recorded 11 assists to go along with 17 points. Lowe's 11 assists were the most by an Aggie since NM State Hall of Fame point guard Mari Sanchez-Galaz dished out 10 during the 2001 season.

The Aggies started the game on a 17-2 run fueled by three three pointers coming from Madison Spence, Danisha Corbett and Kaitlyn Soto as the Aggies hit six of their first eight shots from the field. Madison Spence would hit a three to put the Aggies up 20-5 with 12:47 left in the first half and would extend their lead to 17 points on another jumper by Madison Spence with 11:17 left in the half. The Broncos would chip away at the Aggie lead over the next five minutes as they would go on a 16-8 run to cut the Aggies' lead to single-digits at 32-23. Danisha Corbett would bury a three to put the Aggies back up by a dozen but the Broncos would get a bucket from Lauren Lenhardt with 4:57 left in the half to cut the Aggies' lead to eight at 35-27. The Broncos would trip the lead to seven points but a quick 5-0 run would give the Aggies an 12-point lead at 41-29 at halftime.

The Aggies would quickly build off their halftime lead as Madison Spence would bury two threes in the first two minutes of the second half to put the Aggies up 49-31. The lead would grow to 21 after a Tabytha Wampler layup but the Broncos would slowly cut into the Aggies' lead going on a 10-2 run to cut the Aggies' lead down to 13 at 56-43 with 14:42 left in the game. The Aggies would build the lead back to 17 points but once again the Broncos would cut into the lead as the Broncos would go on a 7-0 run behind a three and a two from Heather Pilcher. With the Aggies up by 13 with 6:20 left to play, Boise State would cut the Aggies' lead to just eight after a Stacie Gross three pointer and a pair of Kati Isham free throws.

The Aggies would respond with a 6-0 run behind six straight points from Danisha Corbett on three free throws and a three pointer. Boise State would get no closer than 10 points the rest of the way as the Aggies' went on to win 87-71.

The Aggies finished with four players in double-figures led by Danisha Corbett's career-high 31 points. She finished the night 10-of-12 from the floor (83.3 percent), 7-of-9 from three point distance (77.8 percent) and 4-of-5 (80 percent) five from the free throw line. She also had six rebounds, two blocks and two steals in 34 minutes of play. Her seven made triples ties her for second most all time behind only Hall of Famer Mari Sanchez-Galaz who set the record with 10. Fellow seniors Madison Spence and Jasmine Lowe finished with 18 and 17 points respectively, each on 6-of-13 shooting. Tabytha Wampler added 10 points while Kaitlyn Soto scored seven and Ariella McGhee scored four.

The Aggies shot 50.8 percent for the game hitting 15-of-24 three point attempts (62.5 percent).

Boise State's Lauren Lenhardt scored 30 potions for the Broncos on 12-of-18 shooting while grabbing 10 rebounds. Kati Isham added 14 and Diana Lee added 12.

With the victory the Aggies improve to 4-2 in conference play and move into third place in the conference standings and travel to Moscow, Idaho on Saturday to take on the Vandals.