Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UTRGV 87-67 On Senior Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On a night filled with emotion, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team hosted the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros on Senior Night during the team’s final home game of the 2016-17 season. The Aggies responded as they defeated the Vaqueros 87-67, on the final home contest for the team’s five seniors.

Reflecting on the the Aggies strong senior class this season, head coach Mark Trakh commented on the players’ importance saying, “They’ve meant the world to this program. They’ve all played so well and helped this program immensely. This group is 41-2 in their conference games and their dedication has turned this program around.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Grand Canyon 67-60

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team hosted the Grand Canyon University Lopes on Sunday afternoon for the team’s Play4Kay pink game. The Aggies trailed for over 26 minutes of the contest, until a late third quarter run gave the team a lead which they held for the remainder of play as they defeated the Lopes, 67-60.

NM State went down early in the game to GCU as a 12-5 run by the opponent had the Aggies playing catch up throughout the first quarter. Fortunately, the Aggies hounding defense saw Moriah Mack and Brooke Salas force back-to-back turnovers to bring the team within one point, 19-18, towards the end. The Lopes were then able to answer with the final basket of the quarter as NM State trailed 21-18 after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield 69-55, Extends Win Streak To 10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies women's basketball team squared off against Western Athletic Conference opponent the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners on Thursday night in the Pan American Center. A solid game throughout for the Aggies saw strong defense and good team offense give NM State their 10th straight victory with a 69-55 victory.

After the victory, head coach Mark Trakh was asked about the team's performance as he commented, "Bakersfield was a good defensive team who has won four in a row, but we ran a great man offense which is tough for teams to contain. CSU tried to make a comeback and kept it close, but I thought our kids played good defense and came out with a strong win tonight."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 65-54

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State Aggies (16-6, 8-0) women’s basketball team squared off against the Chicago State Cougars (0-22, 0-8) on Saturday afternoon at the Jones Convocation Center in Chicago, Ill. NM State took over in the fourth quarter to defeat CSU, 65-54, and sweep the season series.

After the tight contest, head coach Mark Trakh commented, “We played a well-coached team to the end. This was a close game and I’m happy walking away with a win after a tough 40 minutes of play.”

Saturday’s game opened with a back-and-forth scoring contest, with the Cougars keeping the game close hitting three-straight shots from three-point range. NM State was able to dominate down low outscoring the opponent in the paint, 16-8. The first quarter closed out with the Aggies ahead of the Cougars, 22-19.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Downs Utah Valley; Moriah Mack Joins 1,000 Point Club

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball finished off the first half of their 2017 conference schedule against the Utah Valley Wolverines on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies played strong defense from start to finish, in a game fueled by over 100 young Aggie fans in attendance that were a part of the morning kid’s clinic hosted by the coaches and players.

After guiding the Aggies to their eighth straight win, head coach Mark Trakh commented on the game saying, “We spread the ball around well against the zone defense and came up with big shots to win today.”

The game opened up slow on the offensive end throughout the first half, as each team’s defense made scoring tough. In the first quarter, NM State forced 10 turnovers and Utah Valley forced six as each team shots under 35 percent from the field. After forcing four steals and adding three blocks, the quarter ended tied at seven.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Seattle In Battle For First Place In WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball squared off with the Seattle U. Redhawks on Thursday night at the Pan American Center. Each team entered undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play and held unblemished records in 2017, but after a hectic 45 minutes of play, NM State left on top, 73-69.

NM State opened up winning the tip and scoring the first basket, as the team led 10-5 over the first four minutes. However, Seattle U battled back behind 11 points from their season leading scorer, Alexis Montgomery (16.2 PPG). Strong play in the paint and a perfect six-for-six from the free-throw line allowed the Redhawks to end the first quarter ahead of the Aggies, 21-18.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UMKC 60-43, Sweeps Season Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - Saturday afternoon saw the New Mexico State Aggies women’s basketball team square off against the Western Athletic Conference opponent UMKC Roos, at the Swinney Recreation Center located in Kansas City, Mo.

The two teams previously faced off on Jan. 5 as the Aggies bested the Roos at home, 78-72. The game on Saturday saw much of the same as NM State swept the season series against UMKC with the win, 60-43.

NM State came out strong, beginning with a 6-0 run to start the game. After the run, the teams began to trade baskets as the Aggies Brooke Salas led the way with 11 points. At the end of the first quarter, NM State led UMKC, 17-14. The lead was built off of strong play in the paint as they outscored the opposition, 10-4.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield 64-55

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - On Saturday afternoon, New Mexico State Aggies women’s basketball squared off with conference foe CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners at the Icardo Center in Bakersfield, Calif. A close game from start to finish saw NM State move to 4-0 in WAC play as they defeated the Roadrunners, 64-55.

The first quarter of the game opened as the Roadrunners won the opening tip and the first 10 minutes of the game featured back and forth play. Each team traded baskets, but the Roadrunners got into foul trouble early and had to rely on their bench to end a 6-0 run by the Aggies. After Moriah Mack ended scoring for the Aggies with a three-pointer, the first quarter came to a close as NM State led Bakersfield, 13-11.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Grand Canyon 81-65

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - New Mexico State women’s basketball squared off with conference rival, Grand Canyon University on Thursday night in Phoenix, Ariz at GCU Arena. A strong performance on both ends from the Aggies saw the team defeat the Lopes, 81-65.

At the opening of the game, GCU won the tip and each team traded baskets early as the score sat at 4-4, but that was the last tie fans would see. The Aggies then took over and went on a 10-0 run to put the team ahead 14-4, only 6:30 into the game. The intensity was sustained to close out the quarter as Tamera William forced five steals and Brooke Salas added two blocks as the team scored seven points off those turnovers. As the first 10 minutes of play closed out, the Aggies led the Lopes, 20-8.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Routs Chicago State 100-63

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball played their second Western Athletic Conference game of the season on Saturday afternoon against the Chicago State Cougars. A strong shooting night for the Aggies saw the team hit the century mark for the first time this season with an impressive 100-63 victory over CSU.

When asked about the team’s performance after the game, head coach Mark Trakh said, “We’ve seen the ball drop the last few games, now we just need to tighten up on defense. Chicago State played really hard but just wore out at the end because of their limited bench, which is understandable. We have to improve in some areas but I was impressed with the win tonight.”  Continue Reading This Post >>