Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggie Women's Basketball Team Breaks Through On The Road

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SAN JOSE, CA - New Mexico State dominated every aspect of the game as the Aggies won for the first time on the road this season, beating San Jose State 64-50 here Sunday night in the Event Center in WAC women’s basketball action.

NM State improves to 9-18 on the year and 5-8 in the WAC the win where they led by as many as 22. The Aggies have now won six-straight games over the Spartans, who fell to 2-25 and 1-13 with the loss. Before Sunday’s win, New Mexico State had lost its first 12 true road games of the season.

"I'm really pleased and proud of these kids," head coach Darin Spence said. "They have kept fighting all year and I thought we came out with a lot of energy tonight. Obviously we did well defensively holding them to 50 points and this was a great team win. I'm very pleased with how our team responded tonight."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Hawai'i Game Photos

NM State vs. Hawai'i Game Photos

NM State vs. Nevada Game Photos

NM State vs. Nevada Game Photos

NM State Women Beat Hawai'i 69-57; Win 2nd Straight Conference Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State got 52 points from its three starting guards and tied its season high with 25 forced turnovers to lead them to a 69-57 victory over Hawai'i Sunday at the Pan American Center in the inaugural Runnin' Loops and Shootin' Hoops breast cancer awareness game.

NM State's second straight win lifts its record up to 8-17 on the year and 4-7 in the WAC. Hawai'i falls to 5-19 overall and 2-9 in the league.

New Mexico State and the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority had a successful inaugural Runnin' Loops and Shootin' Hoops breast cancer awareness initiative, where it was announced that $1,350 were raised for the Zeta Tau Alpha Think Pink charity.

Head coach Darin Spence felt that his team was a little tired Sunday after three tough games; however he said that team bent but never broke in the win.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. Idaho Game Photos

NM State vs. Idaho Game Photos

NM State vs. Boise State Game Photos

NM State vs. Boise State Game Photos

NMSU vs. Fresno State Game Photos

NMSU vs. Fresno State Game Photos

Aggie Women Snap Eight Game Losing Streak With 68-51 Victory Over SJSU

Behind 18 points from Madison Spence the Aggie women's basketball team snapped an eight game losing streak on Friday night with a 68-51 victory over San Jose State. The victory improved their record to 1-2 in conference play and 5-12 overall. NMSU recorded 10 blocked shots on the evening including five by senior Niki Holt and three by sophomore Erica Sanchez. One game after scoring 21 points, San Jose State guard Natalie White was held scoreless by the Aggies. NMSU was outstanding from the free throw line hitting 21-25 foul shots and were 16-19 in the second half.

Next up the Aggies will take on defending league champion Fresno State on Sunday afternoon. Tip off is scheduled for 2:05 p.m.

Women's Basketball 2nd Half Rally Falls Short In Reno; Aggies Fall 61-56

RENO, NV - The Aggie women's basketball team nearly overcame a 16 point second half deficit on the road on Saturday afternoon. NMSU trailed 50-34 with 10:54 remaining in the game but an 11-0 run over the next five minutes would bring the Aggies to within five points at 50-45. The Aggies would get as close as three points but Nevada would be able to hold off the Aggies at the foul line. The Aggies held Nevada without a field goal for the final 4:15 of the game and just two field goals in the final 10:54 of the game.

Danisha Corbett scored 17 points on 5-10 shooting, Madison Spence also scored 17 points. Tabytha Wampler grabbed six rebounds for the Aggies. Nevada's Dellena Criner scored 21 points and Cherlanda Franklin had 15 rebounds.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Madison Spence Scores 19 In Loss To Long Beach State

Written By: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LONG BEACH, CA - The New Mexico State women's basketball team made seven 3-pointers in the second half, but could not overcome a 15-point halftime deficit and fell at Long Beach State, 74-61, Monday in the Walter Pyramid.

The Aggies (4-7) came out in the second half and cut that halftime lead down to six behind 12 points from sophomore guard Madison Spence in just five minutes. However, the Aggies shot just 11-of-25 at the free-throw line and couldn't put together stops defensively as they fell to 0-5 on the road this season.

Spence finished with 19 points in the game and four assists to lead New Mexico State. Freshman Kaitlyn Soto scored a career-high 13 points playing in place of sophomore Danisha Corbett, who left the game late in the first half with an injury.  Continue Reading This Post >>