Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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 >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Opens WAC Play With 78-72 Win Over UMKC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball teams first Western Athletic Conference game of the season pit the squad against the UMKC Roos on Thursday night. A tight game, reminiscent of the team’s 78-74 overtime victory over the Roos last year, saw the team win a close one, 78-72.

After the hard-fought contest, head coach Mark Trakh said, “The team shot well and did a really good job on the offensive boards tonight. UMKC really ran their plays well and were very well-coached, but we just hung on and beat them at the end with solid team play.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Santa Clara 60-46 In Play4Kay Finale

LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State women’s basketball played their final game of the Play4Kay Shootout on Wednesday afternoon against the Santa Clara Broncos. A low-scoring contest featured defensive play which kept the Aggies out of a rhythm as they lost the contest, 60-46.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To UNLV 52-47

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - New Mexico State women’s basketball played their second game of the Play4Kay Shootout against the home-town favorite UNLV Rebels on Tuesday afternoon. A hard-fought game from start to finish saw nine lead changes as the Aggies ultimately dropped the contest to the Rebels, 52-47.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketbal Drops Tight Contest With Quinnipiac 49-46

LAS VEGAS, NV - On Monday, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team played their first game of three at the Play4Kay Shootout, against the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The contest was tight from start to finish as the Aggies dropped a close one, 49-46.

After the tip, the game opened up with a quick 10-3 run for the Bobcats. NM State battled back and answered with a 10-3 run of their own, however, as they shifted momentum to close out the quarter. Each team had a tough night shooting due to strong defense, but attacked the glass well and they both had 10 rebounds in the first quarter. The opening 10 minutes closed out at 13-13.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Holds Off UTEP 67-59

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - New Mexico State women's basketball renewed their rivalry with the UTEP Miners as the Battle of I-10 pit the teams against each other in El Paso, Texas at the Don Haskins Center on Thursday night. The game was not decided until the final minutes as intensity was high over four quarters of play. NM State ended up walking away with the victory, 67-59.

When asked about the back-and-forth contest, head coach Mark Trakh said, "The opposition came back and made a nice run which made it competitive. They're a good opponent and I'm proud of how our team played and came away with a win, after a hard-fought contest."  Continue Reading This Post >>