Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NM State vs. Michigan Game Photos

NM State vs. Michigan Game Photos

Aggies Take Down Michigan 72-67 To Win Hotel Encanto Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

Jasmine LoweLAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior guard Jasmine Lowe scored a career-high 24 points to give the New Mexico State women’s basketball team the Aggie Hotel Encanto Classic title with a 72-67 win over Michigan, Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

The Aggies were down, 67-65, in the final minute of the contest when Lowe hit a 3-pointer from the right wing with 30 seconds remaining to propel the Aggies to a 68-67 lead.

After Michigan missed a jumper on the ensuing possession, NM State regained control on a jump ball rebound. Lowe then sank two free throws with 8.5 seconds left to increase the Aggie lead to three, 70-67.

The Wolverines missed a final 3-point attempt before junior guard Danisha Corbett sealed the victory with two free throws. This win was the first time NM State has defeated a Big Ten opponent in school history.

Corbett finished the game with 14 points while senior guard Crystal Boyd added 10.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Game Photos

NM State vs. SIU-Edwardsville Game Photos

NM State Women Pick Up 73-64 Victory in Day One of Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team took its record to 3-2 after defeating Southern Illinois-Edwardsville 73-64 in the first day of play of the Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic, Friday, Nov. 27.

NM State was led by junior guard Madison Spence as she scored 16 points going 5-for-8 from the field and 6-for-7 from the free throw line. She was one of four players to score double-digit figures as Kaitlyn Soto, Tabytha Wampler and Jasmine Lowe all scored 13 points.

Spence scored 12 of her 16 points in the first half as the Aggies went into the locker room with a 39-24 lead. NM State took the 15 point lead by shooting 52 percent from the field, while holding its opponent to 33 percent from the field.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NM State vs. North Dakota Game Photos

NM State vs. North Dakota Game Photos

Aggies Drop Heartbreaker to North Dakota, 57-50

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell to North Dakota, Monday night, 57-50 in the Pan American Center. As a team, the Aggies shot just 23.6 percent from the field. The Aggies fall to 2-2 on the season, while the Fighting Sioux move to 1-3 on the year.

Crystal Boyd led the Aggies with 15 points on 4-of-19 shooting from the field, followed by Tabytha Wampler and Madison Spence with eight a piece. Wampler led the Aggies with 11 rebounds, followed by Boyd with nine. The Aggies were outrebounded 50 to 49.

The Fighting Sioux were led by Kayla Bagaason with 19 points. As a team, North Dakota shot 32.1 percent from the floor.
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NM State vs. Long Beach State Game Photos

NM State vs. Long Beach State Game Photos

Aggie Women's Basketball Team Wins Home Opener Over Long Beach State 69-56

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball defeated Long Beach State, 69-54 in their 2009-10 season opener in front of 1,033 fans at the Pan American Center, Friday night. Crystal Boyd scored a career-high 17 points to lead the Aggies. Head Coach Darin Spence is now 4-3 all-time in home openers as the Aggies’ head coach.

The Aggies improve to 2-1 on the young season, while Long Beach State falls to 1-2 on the year.

Boyd had eight of her career-high 17 points in the second half, as the Aggies hit 13-of-14 from the free throw line in the second period as well. Danisha Corbett and Madison Spence both added 12 points apiece. As a team, the Aggies shot 35 percent from the floor, while holding the 49ers to 31 percent shooting from the floor. Tabytha Wampler led the Aggies with 11 rebounds.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies' Rally Comes Up Just Short; Women Fall 90-86 At Cal Poly

Madison SpenceThe New Mexico State women's basketball team fell 90-86 to Cal Poly on Sunday afternoon in San Luis Obispo, Calif. in a closely contested road game that saw 12 ties and seven lead coaches. The Aggies had five players score in double figures and were led by junior guard Madison Spence with 19 points.

The Aggies took a slim 41-38 lead into halftime after trailing by as many as eight points in the first half. Madison Spence scored 13 of her 19 points in the first half as the Aggies shot a sizzling 53 percent from the field in the first half.

Coming out of the second half the Mustangs grabbed the lead just one minute into the game and then went ahead by seven points at 52-45 with 16:12 left to play. The Aggies would trail by as many as eight at 54-46 with 14:50 remaining. Over the next five minutes the Aggies would to on 20-6 run to take an eight point lead at 66-60 and the teams would battle back and forth with Cal Poly regaining an eight point lead with just under two minutes left at 84-76.

The Aggies would fight back cutting the lead to just two points at 88-86 with eight seconds left but after a pair of made free throws by Cal Poly's Desiray Johnston put the Mustangs up 90-86, the Aggies would turn the ball over with two seconds left sealing the game.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Team Opens 2009-2010 Season With A 79-72 Road Victory

Danisha CorbettThe New Mexico State women's basketball team opened up the 2009-2010 season by doing something they had only done once last season, win on the road. The Aggies held on for a 79-72 victory over Cal State-Northridge on Friday afternoon. Led by 21 points from Danisha Corbett, one shy of her career high, and a clutch nine of 10 free throw shooting performance in the final minute, the Aggies improved to 1-0 on the season.

The Aggies started the game on a 6-0 run holding the Matadors without a field goal for the first four minutes of the game before Northridge's Violet Alama scored on a layup. That basket led a 13-6 run led by Cal State Northridge's Jasmine Erving who scored 10 of the first 12 points for the Matadors.

However, the key moment in the first half came with 10:17 left on the clock when Erving was whistled for her second foul, forcing her to the bench for the remainder of the half. With Erving out, the Aggies took advantage and over the next six minutes the Aggies would build a 29-19 lead. The Aggies would extend the lead to 38-25 by the time the two teams would go into halftime.

Starting the second half the Aggies built their lead up to 15 points at 42-27 with 16:06 left to play and led 45-31 at the first media timeout of the second half.  Continue Reading This Post >>