NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To 70-47 To Arizona State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Gia Pack moved into ninth on the NM State all-time scoring list but the Aggies dropped a 70-47 contest to Arizona State on Wednesday at the Pan American Center. Pack now sits at 1,482 points after scoring 20 on 8-17 shooting from the field.

NM State (3-9) jumped out to a 4-0 lead over the Sun Devils (9-2) after buckets from Rodrea Echols and Aaliyah Prince. ASU jumped in front 5-4 before the Aggies scored five quick points to go up 9-5 with 6:31 in the quarter. However, Arizona State closed the first on a 9-2 run to lead 14-11 at the end of one quarter.

The Sun Devils clamped down defensively in the second quarter as they built a 32-15 lead at the half. The third quarter was much of the same, with the ASU offense coming alive, and the Aggies trailed 53-21 heading into the fourth.

Echols then opened the fourth with a three-pointer that started a 19-5 run to make the score 58-40 at the 4:01 mark of the fourth. However, that was as close as the Aggies would get for the remainder of the game for a 70-47 final score.

Pack scored a game-high 20 points with 10 rebounds for second-straight double-double. The senior from Phoenix now sits at 1,482 career points, good for ninth in program history.

Aaliyah Prince added 10 points and Echols dropped nine. Arizona State edged NM State in the rebounding battle, 37-32, and shot 43.3-percent to the Aggies’ 39.2.

New Mexico State now gets some time off before wrapping up non-conference play at Abilene Christian on Saturday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. (MT).