Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Women's Basketball Routs Chicago State 77-54 On Senior Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team extended its winning streak to 13 games after a 77-54 win over Chicago State at the Pan American Center on Saturday, the fourth-longest winning streak in program history. This was the Aggies 22nd-consecutive Western Athletic Conference home win.

New Mexico State (22-6, 14-1) opened a 7-2 lead early after a three from Gia Pack at the 7:12 mark. However, the Cougars (2-26, 2-13) then went on a 12-5 run to lead 14-12 with 2:33 to play in the first. Stabresa McDaniel then gave the Aggies the 16-14 lead after back-to-back scores but Chicago State scored the quarters final four points to lead 18-16 after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women Rally For 68-61 Win Over UMKC, Clinch Fifth Straight Outright WAC Regular Season Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With a shot at clinching its fifth-straight Western Athletic Conference regular-season championship slipping through its fingers, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team held Kansas City to just four fourth-quarter points as it erased a 12-point deficit with 8:24 to win 68-61 in the Pan American Center Thursday night, its 12th-straight win.

Monique Mills got the Aggies going with a three just thirty points into the game. After forcing a turnover, Gia Pack scored to make it 5-0 NM State just 37 seconds into the game. NM State then went up 13-7 after a three from Monique Mills at the 6:16 mark. From there Kansas City closed the quarter on a 19-2 run to end the quarter with a 26-15 lead. New Mexico State shot just 26.7 percent from the field while the Roos hit 10 of 16 shots (62.5%).  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Clinches Top Seed In WAC Tournament With 70-67 Win At UTRGV

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team outlasted UT Rio Grande Valley, 70-67, in Edinburg on Saturday night for its 11th-straight win and clinched the #1 seed in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament for the fifth-straight year.

The Aggies (20-6, 12-1) fell behind 4-0 early before a Monique Mills three with 8:42 in the first got NM State on the board. UTRGV (14-12, 8-5) then went a 7-2 run to lead 11-5 with 4:32 on the clock. The two sides then went back-and-forth, with an Adenike Aderinto layup with 47 seconds trimming the Aggies’ deficit to 14-11 heading into the second.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Rallies At Seattle For 83-72 Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team trailed for much of the first three quarters at the Redhawk Center Saturday afternoon before outscoring Seattle 29-12 in the fourth for an 83-72 win, its 10th in a row.

Seattle U (1-23, 1-10) started the scoring with a three just 18 seconds into the contest. Monique Mills then responded with a three of her own to tie it up before Gia Pack bullied her way to the basket to give the Aggies (19-6, 11-1) a 5-3 lead. The two sides traded baskets with the Redhawks leading 11-10 at the media timeout midway through the quarter. The two sides continued to go back-and-forth with NM State taking a 16-15 lead after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Hangs On Against Utah Valley 72-63

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - The New Mexico State Women’s basketball team built a 15-point lead going into the fourth quarter before withstanding a comeback attempt from UVU for a 72-63 road win, the team’s ninth-straight victory on Thursday afternoon.

After Brooke Salas got into foul trouble early, the Wolverines (12-11, 6-4) raced out to an early 6-0 lead. However, Monique Mills kicked off a 7-0 run, ended by a three from Gia Pack, as NM State (18-6, 10-1) took a 7-6 lead at 5:13 mark of the first quarter. Utah Valley was able to regain the lead at 12-6 before the Aggies closed the quarter on a 9-2 run for a 16-14 lead after the end of one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Routs Grand Canyon 81-52

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took down Grand Canyon 81-52 at the Pan American Center Thursday afternoon for its 20th-consecutive home Western athletic Conference win and eight-straight overall.

Neither side was able to get any offense going until Gia Pack scored back-to-back buckets to give the Aggies (17-6, 9-1) a 4-0 lead at the 8:20 mark of the first quarter. Grand Canyon (5-15, 3-7) then responded with an 8-2 run to take an 8-6 lead before Brooke Salas put NM state back in the lead, 9-8, with a three right before the media timeout. From there, New Mexico State finished the first on a 10-4 run to lead 19-12 after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats CSU Bakersfield 61-48

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team rode a strong defensive performance to its 19th-straight Western Athletic Conference home win, and seventh-straight victory overall, 61-48 over CSU Bakersfield on Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

The ‘Runners flexed their defensive prowess early, racing out to an early 5-0 lead. However, buckets from Adenike Aderinto and Gia Pack brought the Aggies within one at 5-4 with 6:08 in the first. Both defenses continued to play well and NM State trailed 20-8 going into the second quarter of action. New Mexico State was held to just 3-14 shooting from the field in the period.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 87-66

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took down Chicago State in the Windy City, 87-66, to win its sixth-straight game and remain in first-place in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Aggies (15-6, 7-1 WAC) raced out to an early 11-1 lead before the Cougars made it a six point game at 13-7. Monique Mills then drilled a three followed by a three-point play from Gia Pack for a 19-7 NM State lead with 2:35 remaining in the period. New Mexico State then got a step-back jumper from Stabresa McDaniel before a Cougar layup made it 22-13 NM State after one.

NM State then went on a 14-8 run to build a 36-21 lead with just over three minutes to play in the half. After Chicago State brought the game within 10 points at 38-28, Monique Mills hit back-to-back threes as the Aggies took a 44-30 lead into the halftime break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UMKC 90-86

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team took down Kansas City 90-86 at the Swinney Recreation Center on Thursday night to claim sole possession of first place in the Western Athletic Conference.

Kansas City opened the game on a 10-3 run with the Aggies only points in that stretch coming on a three from Monique Mills. After the Roos pushed their lead to 16-9, NM State responded with a 9-2 run to the end quarter trailing by just one at 18-17.

New Mexico State carried its run into the second quarter, with Gia Pack making a three just 10 seconds into the period followed by a jumper from Dominique Mills to take a 22-18 lead. From there, Monique Mills and Aaliyah Prince made back-to-back threes followed by an Aggie steal and a three-point play from Pack for the 31-20 lead with 6:50 in the second. Pack’s three-point play capped a 22-4 run from the 2:30 mark of the first quarter.  Continue Reading This Post >>