NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Cal Baptist 82-70

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

RIVERSIDE, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team dropped its final regular-season game, 82-70, at California Baptist on Thursday night in Riverside.

The Aggies got off to an early 4-0 start following buckets from Micayla Buckner and Tayelin Grays to open the game. However, the two teams went back-and-forth for the remainder of the quarter with the Lancers able to take a 17-14 lead into the break.

CBU remained ahead until Shania Harper gave the Aggies a 27-26 lead with 5:26 to play in the half. The Lancers then finished the half on a 16-5 run to lead 43-31 at the half. NM State outrebounded California Baptist 25-17 in the half but the Lancers shot 53.1-percent from the floor.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Cory White Named Offensive Line Coach

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Cory White, who has nearly 20 years of college football coaching experience under his belt, is returning to the Aggies as offensive line coach, head coach Doug Martin announced Tuesday.

A member of Martin's NM State staff during the 2015 campaign, White returns to Las Cruces after spending the previous two seasons on the offensive coaching staff at San Diego.

"Cory is a great addition to our staff and makes us a better team," Martin said. "He has a history of developing players and has a great deal of experience with our style of offense."

White was the player development coordinator in his first stint at NM State, assisting the head coach with the day-to-day operations of the program. He was the Aggies' liaison with professional scouts and for community service projects.   Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Golf Wins UTRGV Invitational

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MCALLEN, TX - Start strong, finish stronger.

The NM State women's golf team did exactly that Tuesday at McAllen Country Club, closing out the UTRGV Invitational with a team score of even-par 288 to win the tournament.

Led by sophomore Amelia McKee's individual title-winning effort, the Aggies dominated the field at 21-over 885, finishing 10 strokes ahead of second-place Incarnate Word (+31, 895) to capture their third event win of the season.

McKee, who entered the third round tied for first at one-under 143, delivered her best performance Tuesday. She fired a three-under 69 in the final round to finish at four-under 212 overall, concluding the tournament as the only under-par competitor.

The Spring, Texas, native came in six strokes of ahead of second-place finisher Texas A&M - Corpus Christi's Autumn Bynum, who carded a two-over 218 overall.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Defeats UPFW 10-9

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Three series, three sweeps.

NM State continued its tear through the non-conference portion of its schedule, completing yet another four-game sweep Sunday at Presley Askew Field.

Junior outfielder Tommy Tabak drove home the winning run on a ninth-inning triple to the gap in right center, walking off Purdue Fort Wayne and giving the Aggies a thrilling 10-9 victory.

NM State is now 12-1 overall, matching its best 13-game start in program history. Rocky Ward's 2009 squad is the only other team in school history to begin a campaign with wins in 12 of its first 13 contests.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Senior pitcher Chris Jefferson was filthy from the start.

The righty worked quickly and efficiently on the mound, needing only 53 pitches to toss seven innings. He struck out a season-high seven and did not issue a walk, allowing just two runs on five hits.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Scores 10 Unanswered Runs To Defeat Houston

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LAS VEGAS, NV – The New Mexico State softball team scored 10 unanswered runs to erase an 8-0 first-inning deficit to beat Houston 10-8 in the final game of the Boyd Gaming Classic on Sunday.

NM State (11-6, 0-0 WAC) gave up eight runs in the top half of the first inning to fall behind 8-0 early. Then, the Aggies loaded the bases in the bottom half of the inning before Matalasi Faapito singled up the middle to score Hailey Tanori and Jeanelle Medina. Chloe Rivas followed that up with a home run to centerfield to make it 8-5 Cougars (16-5, 0-0 AAC).

Faapito held Houston scoreless in the second, third and fourth and the Aggie offense struck again in the bottom of the fourth. With runners and first and second, Shelby Shultes stepped to the plate and tied the game with a three-run, pinch-hit home run.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Indoor Track And Field Wins First WAC Title

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NAMPA, ID - History made!

The Aggies are the Western Athletic Conference Indoor Track & Field Champions for the first time ever. NM State blew out the field Saturday at the Ford Idaho Center, knocking off Grand Canyon, winners of the previous six indoor track titles, in the process.

Freshman Essence Brown was named the WAC Indoor Track & Field Freshman of the Year, and head coach Doug Reynold claimed WAC Indoor Track & Field Coach of the Year honors.

AGGIE CHAMPIONS
NM State competitors were crowned champions in seven events Saturday - 60m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, 3000m race, 60m hurdles, high jump and 4x400m relay.

Senior Lashira Tremble won one of her two titles in the 60m dash, setting a new personal best with a time of 7.38m to earn the gold medal. She finished .04 seconds ahead of second-place senior Keosha Sanders, who still holds the school record of 7.36.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Men's Basketball Wins At CSU Bakersfield, One Win Away From Perfect Conference Regular Season

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BAKERSFIELD, CA - The last time the NM State men's basketball team set foot inside the Icardo Center, it took nothing short of a miracle for it to exit with a victory.

Saturday night, in the final WAC tilt to be played inside the facility, nobody needed to play the role of hero for the Aggies. Their defensive effort made sure of that.

Johnny McCants piled up 14 points, Terrell Brown added 12 more and the Aggies showed off just how potent one of the nation's best scoring defenses can by when operating at peak efficiency by holding CSU Bakersfield to its lowest scoring output in two years during a 62-46 suffocation of the Roadrunners.

FIRST HALF  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Baseball Sweeps Doubleheader As Gonzales Hits Five Home Runs

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Five home runs in one day.

Nick Gonzales put on a show Saturday afternoon at Presley Askew Field, clobbering five round-trippers in NM State's doubleheader sweep of Purdue Fort Wayne.

The junior infielder hit two dingers in game one's 19-5 triumph before cranking three, including an inside-the-park grand slam, in the 14-5 nightcap victory.

The Aggies improve to 11-1 overall with today's two wins. It is only the second time in program history that NM State has won 11 of its 12 first contests, previously doing so in 2009 under head coach Rocky Ward.

HOW IT HAPPENED
Game One
The Mastodons opened up an early 4-1 lead, but momentum quickly shifted after a seven-run second inning by the Aggies.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Softball Splits A Pair Of Games On Day Two In Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State (10-6), 0-0 WAC) softball team won its first game of the day 8-0 against UTEP in five innings before dropping a 6-4 contest in eight innings to Boyd Gaming Classic host UNLV on Saturday in Las Vegas.

GAME ONE
The Aggies took on UTEP in the Battle of I-10 for their first game of the day.

Jeanelle Medina led off the first with a bunt single and stole second base before Hailey Tanori singled up the middle to score the run and she advanced to third on the throw. Nikki Butler then scored Tanori with an RBI Single of her own to make it 2-0. Then, Ramsay Lopez blew the game open with her sixth home run of the season to make it 4-0 Aggies.

With Chloe Rivas dealing on the mound, the Aggies added three more runs in the fourth courtesy of a Lopez sacrifice fly, a throwing error by the Miner’s catcher and a Rivas single to make it 7-0.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield On Senior Day

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team held CSU Bakersfield to 26.9-percent shooting from the floor to win 67-62 in overtime against its Western Athletic Conference foe on Senior Day.

Aaliyah Prince recorded her second double-double of the season and led all scorers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Soufia Inoussa scored nine points and grabbed nine boards.

The game started slow and the Aggies (11-17, 8-7 WAC) and Roadrunners (15-13, 7-8 WAC) tied at four with 4:44 to play in the first. Then, Prince scored a layup and Rodrea Echols hit a three before another Prince bucket for an 11-6 NM state lead. However, CSU Bakersfield recorded a three-point play with three seconds remaining in the first to cut the lead to 11-9 through one.  Continue Reading This Post >>