Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggies Stunned By Nevada At The Buzzer 61-59

A second half Aggie rally fell just short as New Mexico State was stunned by a buzzer beater by Nevada's Shavon Moore who hit a three pointer to win the game 61-59. New Mexico State scored the first six points of the game but trailed by 12 at halftime 35-23. The Aggies opened the second half by outscoring Nevada 14-2 over the first eight minutes to draw even with the Wolf Pack.

The Wolf Pack would score on a three pointer from Tahnee Robinson to retake the lead at 40-37 but the Aggies would take their first lead of the second half at 43-42 and with 5:35 left to play would take their largest lead of the second half as they led 51-47. The Wolf Pack would go on an 8-0 run to retake the lead at 55-51 over the Aggies with 3:15 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Utah State Game Photos

NM State vs. Utah State Game Photos

NM State Dominates Second Half In 73-54 Victory Over Utah State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team outscored Utah State by 17 in the second half to put away Utah State 73-54 at the Pan American Center Tuesday evening.

Senior guard Crystal Boyd led all scorers with 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Freshman Camila Rosen scored a career-high 10 points in the game as did junior guards Madison Spence and Jasmine Lowe.

With the win, NM State improves to 17-11 overall and 7-7 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Utah State falls to 12-14 on the year and 4-9 in the WAC after the loss.

Spence opened the scoring with a three-point basket to give the Aggies an early 3-0 lead. A bucket by Kelsie Rozendaal kept the NM State lead at three after the first media timeout.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Lose Heartbreaker At Idaho 60-59

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

MOSCOW, ID - The New Mexico State women's basketball team lost a heartbreaker on the road as Idaho came from behind in the final minute to win 60-59 at the Cowan Spectrum Saturday afternoon.

The Aggies led throughout the game until surrendering the lead in the final stages of the game when Vandal sophomore guard Shaena-Lyn Kuehu scored her first bucket of the second half to give UI a 54-53 lead with 53 seconds remaining.

The lead exchanged hands four times over the next 40 seconds. Trailing 58-57, NM State junior guard Jasmine Lowe was whistled for a charge with 13.7 seconds left in regulation. Returning to the floor after a pair of timeouts, the Aggies fouled to send UI junior forward Yinka Olorunnife to the line with 8.6 seconds on the clock. The Vandal drained both from the stripe to make it 60-57.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Louisiana Tech Game Photos

NM State vs. Louisiana Tech Game Photos

Aggies Fall To Louisiana Tech 62-55

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State sophomore forward Tabytha Wampler posted her first career double-double with a career high 18 points and 10 boards in the Aggies' 62-55 loss to Louisiana Tech at the Pan American Center Wednesday evening.

Wampler scored the first eight points of the game for NM State who fall to 16-10 overall and 6-6 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Louisiana Tech improves to 17-6 this season with an 8-3 WAC record. The Lady Techsters have won five straight in the series after sweeping the regular season matchups with the Aggies this year.

Wampler led the team in the scorebook. Junior guard Madison Spence added a dozen points and senior guard Crystal Boyd was a force on the boards pulling down 14 rebounds to go along with six points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies’ Second-Half Rally Not Enough At Fresno State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

Jasmine LoweFRESNO, CA - The New Mexico State women's basketball closed to within one point of first-place Fresno State with just under 14 minutes in the second half but could not overtake the lead as the Bulldogs defeated the Aggies 71-60 at the Save Mart Center Saturday evening.

After the loss, NM State drops to 16-9 overall and 6-5 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Fresno State remains undefeated in the WAC at 11-0 and rises to 20-5 overall.

NM State junior guard Jasmine Lowe led the Aggies on the scoreboard with 22 points, including 15 in the second half. Senior guard Crystal Boyd added 19 for the visitors. As a team the Aggies shot just 34.5 percent from the field while the Bulldogs shot 40 percent from the floor. The home team also won the battle of the boards 46-36 and the Bulldog reserves outscored the Aggie bench 16-4 in the contest.

The home team Bulldogs opened the game with a 5-0 run in the first 90 seconds. Boyd and Lowe scored the Aggies' first seven points to cut the Fresno State to one point, 8-7, three minutes in.

A free throw by junior guard Madison Spence knotted the score at 10 just over a minute later. The Bulldogs then went on a 7-2 run to take a 17-12 lead at the 12:46 mark. Later, Fresno State dropped in six points in a row to extend the lead to nine, 25-16.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Hold Off Wahine 75-67

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

HONOLULU, HI - Sophomore guard Kaitlyn Soto hit five of six free throws in the final minutes to help the New Mexico State women's basketball team hold off a late rally by Hawai'i to secure a 75-67 victory at the Stan Sherriff Center Wednesday evening.

With the win, NM State improves to 16-8 overall and 6-4 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). Hawai'i drops to 9-14 overall and 3-7 in the WAC.

Junior guard Madison Spence led all scorers with 17 points behind 3-of-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Senior guard Crystal Boyd added 16. Soto tallied 12 points while junior guard Danisha Corbett posted 11.

After winning the tip, Hawai'i guard Kanesha Kanekoa scored second later from the left side for a quick 2-0 lead. The teams traded baskets over the first three minutes, resulting in a 9-9 tie at the 15-minute mark.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Defeat Boise State 85-76 To Sweep Season Series

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

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Danisha CorbettLAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team pulled away midway through the second half behind the sharp shooting of junior guards Jasmine Lowe and Danisha Corbett in an 85-76 defeat of Boise State at the Pan American Center Saturday afternoon.

Lowe led the Aggies with 23 points including 14 in the second half. Corbett scored 18 for NM State. Corbett knocked down a pair of threes on consecutive possessions in the second half to give the Aggies the lead for good at 66-61 with 7:38 remaining and secure the season sweep of the Broncos.

NM State improves to 15-8 overall and 5-4 in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) with the victory. Boise State drops to 14-9 and 3-6 in the WAC after the defeat.

"Anytime you can get a win against an experienced team like Boise State you'll take it," said head coach Darin Spence. "We did a lot of good things tonight. Corbett came in off the bench again for us tonight and I think that frees her up a little bit. She stepped up and made some big shots for us. I'm really pleased for her and proud of her tonight. "  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women Improve To 4-4 In WAC With 68-48 Victory At San Jose State

The New Mexico State women's basketball team used a 10-0 run to start the game to propel itself past San Jose State on Wednesday night winning 68-48. It marked the seventh consecutive time the Aggies have beaten the Spartans. Jasmine Lowe shook off an ankle injury suffered on Saturday night against Nevada to lead the Aggies with 17 points on 5-of-12 shooting from the field and 5-of-7 shooting from the free throw line.

The Aggies extended their lead to 14 points as they led 18-4 with 12:51 left in the first half. The Spartans would cut the Aggie lead to eight at 23-15 after a Jayja Sumler layup with 8:08 left to play in the half. The Aggies would extend the lead back out to 13 points at the halftime break as they went into the locker rooms with a 33-20 lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>