Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Women's Basketball Knocks Off Utah Valley 58-52

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team used outstanding defense and timely offense to move into first place in the Western Athletic Conference and win its 17th-consecutive WAC home game, 58-52, over Utah Valley at the Pan American Center on Saturday afternoon.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Routs Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team used a strong second half to take care of Seattle U in Western Athletic Conference play 75-55 at the Pan American Center Thursday night.

The first quarter was back-and–forth with each side trading buckets. NM State (11-6, 3-1 WAC) took a 12-9 lead coming out of the media timeout with 4:57 on the clock thanks to 10 early points from Brooke Salas. However, the Redhawks (0-17, 0-4) got hot from three and the Aggies trailed 21-18 with 1:25 in the quarter after three-straight threes from Seattle U. New Mexico State got one more bucket before the end of the period but trailed 23-20 at the end of one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield On Buzzer Beater

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - With the Aggies inbounding and the game tied at 59 with just two seconds remaining, everybody in the Icardo Center knew reigning, and preseason, Western Athletic Conference Player of the Year Brooke Salas was getting the ball. Instead, Adenike Aderinto received the inbounds pass on the left block, spun and banked it in at the horn to propel the New Mexico State women’s basketball team to a 61-59 road win over Western Athletic Conference foe CSU Bakersfield on Saturday afternoon.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls at Grand Canyon

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s basketball fell 54-51 in a tightly contested game against Western Athletic Conference foe Grand Canyon at GCU arena on Thursday night.

Both sides started the game playing lock-down defense with GCU (4-9, 2-1 WAC) holding a 12-10 lead at the media timeout with 3:20 in the first. Aaliyah Prince then hit a jumper for the Aggies (9-6, 1-1) out of the timeout to cut Grand Canyon’s lead back to two. However, GCU scored two more baskets around two free throws from Brooke Salas to take a 16-12 lead into the second quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Opens WAC Play With 76-69 Win Over Cal Baptist

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team opened its quest for a fifth-straight Western Athletic Conference championship with its 15th-straight conference home win, a 76-69 decision over conference-newcomer California Baptist at the Pan American Center Thursday night.

The two sides started the game going back-and-forth with the Aggies (9-5, 1-0 WAC) holding a 9-8 advantage at the first media timeout. After California Baptist (6-7, 0-1) again pulled within one at 11-10 with 3:56 in the first, NM State finished the final 2:17 of the first with a 15-5 run. That run saw Stabresa McDaniel make two buckets while Gia Pack drilled a three at the buzzer off an Aaliyah Prince steal, giving New Mexico State a 26-15 lead at the end of one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UC Santa Barbara 81-73

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SANTA BARBARA, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took care of business in its final non-conference game, 81-73, on the road against UC Santa Barbara at the Thunderdome on Sunday afternoon.

The first three minutes of game time were the Gia Pack show as the junior from Phoenix scored 10 points including two three-pointers for a 12-5 Aggie (8-5) lead. After UCSB (3-10) cut the lead to one at 14-13, Pam Wilmore, in her first game back from injury, made a finger roll followed by free throws from Aaliyah Prince and Dominique Mills pushed the NM State lead to 19-13. The Gauchos then made two free throws before a jumper from Stabresa McDaniel for a 21-15 Aggie lead after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UC Riverside 65-64

RIVERSIDE, CA - The New Mexico State women's basketball team dropped a tough 65-64 decision on the road against UC Riverside on Friday night in the first game of its California road trip.

The Aggies got off to an excellent start with Brooke Salas scoring five early points for a 5-2 NM State lead with two minutes gone in the first. Although, the two sides then went back and forth with New Mexico State leading the Highlanders 12-10 at the media timeout with 4:10 left in the first. From there, the Aggies dominated the rest of the quarter, closing on a 13-4 run, including a buzzer-beating layup from Aaliyah Prince to take a 25-14 lead into the second. Salas finished the quarter with 12 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brooke Salas Records Triple Double As Aggies Defeat Alcorn State 82-64

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MIAMI, FL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team got a triple-double from Brooke Salas as it rode a dominant second half to an 82-64 victory over Alcorn State in the consolation game of the FIU Holiday Tournament from the Ocean Bank Convocation Center on Friday afternoon.

The Aggies (7-4) raced out to an early 6-2 lead but Alcorn State (1-10) fought back and made it a one point game at 11-10 with 2:25 in the quarter. However, NM State responded with two free throws from freshman Tayelin Grays and a lay-in from Brooke Salas to take a 15-12 lead into the second quarter. Salas recorded five blocks in the first quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To New Mexico 75-50

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – The New Mexico State women’s basketball dropped a 75-50 decision in the Battle of I-25 on Saturday afternoon in the Pan American Center.

After New Mexico notched the game’s opening bucket, NM State went on a 9-0 run including back-to-back threes from Monique Mill and Brooke Salas to take a 9-2 lead with 7:24 in the first. The Aggies then got buckets from Baylee Robinson, Dominique Mills and Rodrea Echols to take a 15-10 lead after one quarter.

The second quarter started with an 8-2 Lobo run that saw them take an 18-17 lead heading into the media timeout. Then, NM State got back in the lead at 22-18 after five straight points from Brooke Salas. However, New Mexico closed the half on a 12-5 run for a 31-27 halftime lead. Salas led all scorers at the half with 14 points and added seven boards. The Aggie defense held UNM to just 30.2 percent (13-43) shooting from the floor in the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UNM

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team dropped an 83-58 decision at New Mexico in the Battle of I-25 on Saturday afternoon.

NM State (4-2) got on the board first with a layup from Adenike Aderinto and led 7-4 with 7:25 to go in the first thanks to another Aderinto lay-in and a three from Gia Pack. However, the Lobos (5-1) got hot from three and closed out the quarter on a 24-5 run to take a 28-12 at the end of the period. New Mexico finished the first quarter 5-12 from three.

The Aggies defended the three much better in second quarter, allowing just one three on seven attempts, but UNM began attacking the rim effectively, including 13 second quarter points from Aisia Robertson. New Mexico State headed into the half trailing 45-25. Pack led all scorers at halftime with 15 while Aderinto added six.  Continue Reading This Post >>