Aggies Fall Late At Idaho, 64-51

The New Mexico State women's basketball team fell on the road at Idaho on Saturday afternoon 64-51. Madison Spence led the way for the Aggies with 13 points and freshman Jasmine Rutledge grabbed 11 rebounds for the Aggies who fall to 4-3 in conference play with the loss.

The Aggies jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead as Madison Spence scored five of the first seven points for the Aggies. The Vandals would get their first basket at the 15:09 mark in the game as Yinka Olorunnife would score on a layup to cut the Aggies' lead to 7-2. The Aggies would still lead by seven after a Tabytha Wampler jumper made the score 11-4 but the Vandals would go on an 11-4 run to even the score at 15 with 8:10 left in the half. The teams would trade the lead back and forth with the Aggies holding a slim 21-20 lead with 4:48 left to play in the half after a fastbreak layup by Andrea Chenier. Idaho would respond with a 10-0 run to take a 30-21 lead with 2:20 left in the half but the Aggies would get a jumper from Danisha Corbett and a layup from Ariella McGhee to cut the Vandals' lead to five at 30-25 but the Vandals would take a 35-28 lead into the halftime break.

Danisha Corbett would score the first five points of the second half for the Aggies. as they would cut into the Vandals' lead trailing by just five, 38-33 with 16:57 left to play. The Aggies would trail by just two, 40-38, after a three pointer from Jasmine Lowe but the Vandals would respond with a 9-2 run to take a nine point lead with 10:01 left to play. The Aggies would pull to within five points at 53-48 after a Madison Spence three pointer but Bianca Cheever would hit a three with 3:31 to give Idaho an eight point cushion. The Vandals would go up by 11 after a layup by Alyssa Charlton and the Aggies would be unable to close the gap over the final two minutes falling 64-51.

The Aggies, who average over 20 free throw attempts per game, attempted just five for the game while Idaho attempted 21 free throws.

Yinka Oloruniffe led all players with 16 points and 18 rebounds while Rachele Kloke added 17 and Alyssa Charlton dropped in 15 for the Vandals.