Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU vs. Western New Mexico Game Photos

NMSU vs. Western New Mexico Game Photos

Aggies Stun Hawai'i With Huge Second Half Comeback, 59-58

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: 2008 WAC Basketball Championship Week Info

HONOLULU, HI – Freshman guard Danisha Corbett's layup with 11 seconds to play gave the Aggies their first lead of the game as the New Mexico State women's basketball team came back from a 14-point second half deficit to win a nail biter over Hawai'i, 59-58 at the Stan Sheriff Center Saturday night.

The Aggies, who enter the WAC Tournament as the No. 3 seed, finish the regular season with a 21-8 record and 11-5 WAC record. Hawai'i falls to 12-16 and 6-9 in WAC play this season.

The Wahine came out on fire in the first 20 minutes of the game, shooting 45.2 percent from the field and making 7-of-12 3-point attempts to give them a 14-point halftime lead. The Aggies only shot 27.3 percent in the opening half, were 0-4 from beyond the 3-point line and turned the ball over seven times.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Team Picks Up Win No. 20

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

Also See: bleedCrimson.net Weekly Coach Spence Interview :: 02/25/08

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team reached win No. 20 of the season as they beat Nevada 70-49 at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M. Thursday, Feb. 28.

This is the first time the Aggies have reached 20 wins since the 1995-96 season when they went 20-9. NMSU improves to 20-6 this season and 10-3 in the Western Athletic Conference while Nevada falls to 18-9 overall and 9-5 in the WAC. Head coach Darin Spence is extremely proud of how far his team has come.

"Getting win No. 20 shows that all the hard work has paid off and all the time our coaches and players have put in," coach Spence said. "I am really proud of all our kids and our staff."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Take Care Of Business At San Jose State

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

SAN JOSE, CA – Four Aggies scored in doubles figures for the New Mexico State women's basketball team who forced a season-high 26 turnovers as NMSU defeated San Jose State 81-65 Thursday evening at the Events Center.

Senior forward Anikia Jawara scored a game-high 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and she made 7-of-10 foul shots. Classmate Sherell Neal added 14 points and a game-high nine rebounds while freshman guard Madison Spence hit three 3-pointers to help her to 15 points on the evening.

In her first start of the season senior guard Irma Kmitaite-Smith played a quality 30 minutes and scored 13 points to go along with a game-high five assists.

The Aggies improve to 19-6 on the year and 9-3 in the conference while the Spartans drop to 2-23 and 1-11 in the WAC.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Jawara’s Second Half Scoring Leads NMSU To Victory

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Senior forward Anikia Jawara scored 16 second half points to help the New Mexico State women's basketball team stave off a 21-5 Louisiana Tech run to open the second half and pull out a 65-55 victory Thursday night at the Pan American Center.

The 10-point victory is the Aggies first ever win over Louisiana Tech in the regular season. NMSU now improves to 18-6 on the year and 8-3 in WAC play with its 10th-straight home victory while the Lady Techsters fall to 11-13 and 5-6 in the league.

New Mexico State was firing from all cylinders right off the opening tip and outscored the Lady Techsters 21-7 in the first 12 and a half minutes of the game. La. Tech shot just 19.4 percent in the opening half and the Aggies blocked eight shots to help them pull out to a 16-point halftime lead.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie 15-Point Comeback Falls Just Short In Overtime

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

BOISE, ID - Senior guard Irma Kmitaite-Smith and sophomore guard Hannah Spanich fueled a 15-point second half comeback for the New Mexico State women's basketball team against Boise State Saturday to send it into overtime, where the Aggies fell 83-82 at the Taco Bell Arena.

The Aggies used a 27-8 run from 9:42 to 3:25 left in the second half to erase the 15-point deficit and it gave NMSU a 69-66 lead. NMSU was down by two with 17 seconds to go when Spanich nailed a three to put the Aggies up by one. Boise State's Tasha Harris drove down and was fouled attempting a layup, but she only made one free throw to send it into overtime.

There the Aggies jumped out to an early five point lead, but the Broncos came back and with eight seconds to go Sierra Moeller made one free throw to give the Broncos the one-point victory.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Wins With Largest Margin Of Victory This Season

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team came up with its largest margin of victory for the season as they beat Hawai’i 71-53, at the Pan American Center on Thursday.

The NMSU bench played exceptional as they outscored the UH bench 37-15. Senior Irma Kmitiate-Smith (Sirvintos, Lithuania) led all players with 17 points as she came off the bench going 5-of-8 from the field, 4-of-6 from 3-point land and 3-for-3 from the free-throw line. Head coach Darin Spence was happy with the way his team bounced back from a loss and how his senior shooter stepped up.

"I thought tonight was our biggest game of the year, because we were bouncing off a three-game road swing and a tough emotional loss," Spence said. "Irma did well tonight giving herself a chance to get shots off, and Monique also came off the bench and played really well."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Nevada’s Free Throw Shooting Does In NMSU In Overtime

Written by: NMSU Athletic Dept.

RENO, NV - Senior forward Sherell Neal had a game-high 21 points to lead the New Mexico State women's basketball team who lost at Nevada in overtime, 83-76, Saturday evening at the Lawlor Events Center.

Nevada shot 44 free throws in the game and made 35 of them to help them overcome a 14-point first half deficit. The Aggies fall to 14-5 on the year and 4-2 in the WAC while the Wolf Pack jump up to 14-5 and 5-1 in conference play.

"Our kids did a very good job today and we came in here and competed hard," Spence said. "I'm hurting for our kids right now, but I'm very proud of them. We got beat by a good team in their building in overtime and we'll move forward now."  Continue Reading This Post >>