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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Women's Basketball Routs Weber State By 30

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Gia Buckets.

Guard Gia Pack scored double-digit points for the eighth time this season, pouring in 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting to lead the NM State women's basketball team to a 77-47 win against Weber State Saturday afternoon at the Pan American Center.

The Aggies are now winners of two consecutive games, having defeated Western New Mexico, 75-56, Wednesday night in the Pan Am.

Pack, who entered the game 10 points shy of moving into a tie for 10th place on the Aggies' all-time points scored leaderboard, wasted no time getting buckets. She was sensational in the first half, dropping 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting from the field across the first two quarters.

She connected on a two-point jumper in the second quarter to move past Sherell Neall (1,436) on the all-time scoring list and would finish the contest in sole possession of 10th place with 1,444 career points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls 59-51 To Georgia State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team dropped a 59-51 battle to Georgia State in the first game of the UTEP Thanksgiving Classic at the Don Haskin’s Center on Friday afternoon.

Aaliyah Prince was on fire to start the game, making the first two Aggie (1-6, 0-0 WAC) buckets for an early 4-0 lead. However, the anther clawed back and cut the lead 14-13. Then Amanda Soderqvist hit a three in the closing seconds of the quarter and NM State led 17-15 after one. Prince scored nine points in the quarter.

Micayla Buckner scored the first points of the second but Georgia State went on a run to take a 23-21 lead at the 6:39 mark. The Panthers continued to push, eventually stretching their lead to 32-23 with 2:37 to play in the half. However, Gia Pack hit back-to-back threes to end the half and NM State trailed by three, 34-31, at the break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UTEP 65-45

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - On Saturday night, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team traveled to the Don Haskins Center to take on rival UTEP in the second installment of the Battle of I-10. After falling behind by double digits in the first half, the Aggies could not close the gap in a loss to the Miners, 65-45.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Home To New Mexico

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team was defeated by rival New Mexico in the battle of I-25 at the Pan American Center on Sunday.

An Aaliyah Prince layup and a three from Soufia Inoussa jump-started a 15-2 NM State (1-3, 0-0 WAC) to start the game that was capped by a three from Amanda Soderqvist. Then, the Lobos got on track, taking a 17-16 lead with 1:44 left in the quarter. Adenike Aderinto then hit a free throw and Adrianna Henderson got to the rim for a 19-17 Aggie lead after one.

New Mexico State struggled in the second quarter and trailed 28-20 before Soderqvist connected from deep to trim the deficit to 28-23. New Mexico responded with a three of its own before Inoussa made a layup to make it 31-25 Lobos with 1:27 in the half. Then, UNM exploded, sinking three-consecutive three-pointers to open a 40-25 lead at the break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Home 63-57 To UTEP

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell to Battle of I-10 rival UTEP 63-57 at the Pan American Center on Wednesday night. Aaliyah Prince scored 22 points, her third-straight 20 point game to start the season.

The game started back-and-forth with a layup from Adrianna Henderson giving NM State (1-2, 0-0 WAC) a 12-11 lead at the media timeout. UTEP (2-0, 0-0 C-USA) mounted a quick 5-0 lead out of the timeout to lead 16-12 at the two-minute mark. However, the Aggies went on a run of their own, capped by two Gia Pack free throws with one second in the first, to lead 17-16 heading into the second quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Denver 78-75

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

DENVER, CO - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team captured a 78-75 win in a back-and-forth affair at Denver behind Gia Pack’s 29 points on Saturday night.

The Aggies (1-1) started the game off on their heels as the Pioneers (0-2) opened an early 10-4 lead. However, Adrianna Henderson got the rim followed by back-to-back threes from Pack to tie the game up at 12 midway through the first. After Denver went up 17-12, NM State ended the quarter on a 9-2 run to lead 23-19 after one.

New Mexico State continued to roll into the second quarter and led 33-26 at the 5:34 mark after a three-point play from Aaliyah Prince. The Pioneers then pulled within three at 48-35 before a steal-and-score from Pack at the end of the period gave the Aggies a 40-35 lead going into the halftime break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Drops Season Opener 60-58 To UC Riverside

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team stormed back from down 10 in the fourth but dropped a 60-58 contest to UC Riverside on opening night at the Pan American Center.

“You can’t turn the ball over 18 times in close games and be successful,” said head coach Brooke Atkinson. “Our fight was really good. We drew from our defense to get us going offensively. We just have to be able to play better with the lead and get good shots down the stretch.”

The Highlanders (1-0, 0-0 Big West) took an early 6-2 lead before Gia Pack capped an Aggie run with a three and a layup off a steal to give the Aggies (0-1, 0-0 WAC) a 9-6 lead. After the two teams traded baskets, Aaliyah Prince finished off a three-point play for a 16-12 NM State lead with 18 seconds to go in the period. However, UC Riverside hit a three at the horn to trim the lead to 16-15.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Finishes Season With Loss Against Iowa State In NCAA Tournament

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

AMES, IA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team bowed out of the first round of the NCAA Tournament with a 97-61 loss against third-seeded Iowa State at Hilton Coliseum on Saturday night.

“All year long this team has battled,” said head coach Brooke Atkinson. “They put together a heck of year, a heck of a streak, a heck of a run, and just coming into this environment, Iowa State is a good basketball team, I thought we battled them.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Survives No. 4 Seed UMKC In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.  Continue Reading This Post >>