Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Women's Basketball Cruises Past Northern Arizona 79-68

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FLAGSTAFF, AZ - The New Mexico State women's basketball team faced off against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks in Flagstaff, Ariz. on Sunday afternoon. The Aggies were on top from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer as great shooting helped the Aggies win, 79-68.

After the game, head coach Mark Trakh was pleased with what he saw as he said, "This was a good win against a good team. It is tough to win up here against NAU and we played a good game all the way through."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Arizona 74-63 In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Sunday afternoon saw the New Mexico State women’s basketball team square off with Pac-12 opponent Arizona at the Pan American Center. The contest took extra time to find a winner as the Aggies lost in overtime, 74-63.

After the game head coach Mark Trakh was asked about his team’s performance and said, “I thought we fought really hard and got after it. We brought a Pac-12 school to the brink and you can’t ask for much more than that. This team played hard tonight and I’m proud of them.”

The first quarter of Sunday’s contest gave fans a glimpse of what was in store for the game as it featured a back-and-forth ten minutes of play. The quarter saw five lead changes and 1:42 of a tie game as neither team could truly pull away. As the clock ticked down, Arizona went on a 7-0 run and finished the quarter up, 16-10.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UNM 77-70

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team squared off with rival New Mexico for the second installment of the Battle of I-25 on Wednesday night. A tight contest from the opening tip-off to the final buzzer saw the Aggies come out on top, 77-70.

After the game, Mark Trakh was asked about the team’s performance and said “We played well, both teams really laid it out on the floor, but it came down to defense. We played great defensively and limited their transition. I am really excited with how the team played and we came out on top.”

NM State sought retribution after dropping the first match-up to UNM earlier in the month. The Aggies played inspired basketball as they had an answer to every move the Lobos made. Excellent team play featured two Aggies putting up a double-double as Tamera William (23 points, 12 rebounds) and Brooke Salas (20 points, 10 rebounds) led the way.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Blitzes New Mexico Highlands 94-37

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team squared off with New Mexico Highlands on Friday night and won the game, 94-37, with strong team play from start to finish. The victory keeps the Aggies unbeaten, 6-0, against the Cowgirls and puts the team at 4-2 on the season.

After winning the opening tip-off on Friday night, New Mexico State never looked back. The first quarter saw the Aggies go on a 21-0 run, the largest of the game, to end the quarter. Defensively, the team forced 13 turnovers in the quarter and capitalized on the play, shooting 11-18 from the field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Pepperdine 75-66

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Coach Trakh’s first game against his former school, Pepperdine, ended in New Mexico States favor as they prevailed 75-66 on Wednesday. A game that started out looking like the Aggies were going to coast to victory, turned into a tightly contested game that came down to the last minute of action.

The game featured two teams shooting under 35-percent from the floor. About half of the points for each squad came from the free-throw line, after they shot a combined 72 free throws. After a tough shooting contest, head coach Mark Trakh commented, “We were 27-of-33 from the line which was good, but we need to get better shooting from the field.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls To Hawai'i 56-53

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HONOLULU, HI - The final game of the Bank of Hawai’i Classic had each fan sitting on the edge of their seat to see who would prevail. Defense was key in the final bout in Honolulu as each team forced more than 15 turnovers. The tight contest concluded with Hawai’i on top, 56-53.

Top performers for the Aggies were Tyesha Taylor and Tamera William each each earned a spot on the Bank of Hawai’i All-Tournament Team. At the end of the final game, William put up 11 points and nine rebounds, while Taylor had 10 points of her own, coming off the bench.

The game began with an aggressive first half that seemed to work against each team offensively. The stats sheet featured more fouls (13) than combined baskets (11) for the two teams. However, the play did allow the Aggies to start 5-6 from the free throw line and finish the quarter ahead, 11-6.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Sacramento State 99-73

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HONOLULU, HI - The first game in the Bank of Hawaii Classic was a match up in paradise for the New Mexico State women’s basketball team. From the first tip to the final buzzer, NM State outplayed and outscored the Sacramento State Hornets, to a final score of 99-73.

Friday’s contest was a career night for multiple Aggies. Jasmine Cooper had a career-high six rebounds against the Hornets, while Tyesha Taylor had a career-high 16 points. Not to be outdone on the homecoming trip, Hawaii native Jeneva Toilolo set career highs in points with 16 and blocks with two.

Head coach Mark Trakh was impressed with what he saw in the victory and commented, “I like the way our team played tonight, they rebounded well and our bigs played a great game, to help us secure the win from start to finish.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At New Mexico 84-55

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The second game of the season at The Pit in Albuquerque, N.M. was full of emotion as the New Mexico State Aggies dropped the first Battle of I-25 bout with the University of New Mexico Lobos.

NM State was on high alert on defense, forcing 21 turnovers for the second straight game. The finishing touch was just not there, however, as the Aggies only capitalized on six baskets off of those turnovers. The scoring was started and finished by UNM over 40 minutes of play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats San Jose State 66-55 In Season Opener

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State women’s basketball team didn’t miss a beat in its 2016-17 season-opener Friday evening as it defeated San José State 66-55 in front of the Las Cruces faithful.

“Offensively, we got stagnant and we turned the ball over a lot,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “But our kids know how to win after three years, and our missed lay-ups and missed shots were just a part of the battle. Both teams were great tonight defensively.”

San Jose State (0-1) opened up right away with a quick bucket, but NM State (1-0) responded with six-straight points before the teams started exchanged buckets. With 3:30 left in the first quarter, the Aggies used a 10-3 run behind Brooke Salas to take the 22-16 lead after the first quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Falls To Arizona State 74-52 In First Round Of NCAA Tournament

Arizona State defeated New Mexico State 74-52 in the first round of the 2016 Division I Women's Basketball Championship in Tempe, Arizona.

Posted by bleedCrimson.net on Friday, March 18, 2016

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TEMPE, AZ - Another historic season came to an end on Friday afternoon for the New Mexico State women’s basketball team, as the 15th-seeded Aggies fell to No. 2-seed Arizona State, 74-52, at Wells Fargo Arena in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament.

“Proud of the kids,” head coach Mark Trakh said in his postgame post-conference opening statement. “Arizona State, my hat's off to them. They are really good. I hope they go to the Final Four. Love their coach, love their style of play. They are aggressive. They are tough. They work hard on the boards. No, I'm really impressed with the way they played, especially in the first half. I was proud that the kids didn't pack it in at halftime”

Arizona State (26-6) came as advertised in the opening minutes of the game as the Sun Devils jumped out to a 14-5 lead at the 4:49 media timeout, turning NM State (26-5) over four times for seven points.  Continue Reading This Post >>