Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggies Pull Away In Second Half, Defeat UC-Irvine 78-55 To Open Season

The Aggie women's basketball team trailed 45-44 with 11:40 remaining in the game but pulled away after a 12-3 run over the next 4:20 put them up 56-48 with 7:20 to play. The Aggies would outscore the Anteaters 22-7 over the final 7:20 to coast to a 78-55 opening night victory.

Danisha Corbett led all scorers with 21 points on 6 of 10 shooting including 5 of 8 from behind the three point line. Tabytha Wampler had 13 points and 9 rebounds to fall just short of a double-double. UC-Irvine's Rebecca Maessen was 6 for 9 at the half and had 14 points but the Aggie defense clamped down and Maessen finished the game 7 for 15 and 16 points. Mary Has led the Anteaters with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting. The Aggies shot 26 free throws converting 17 for 65.4%. UCI shot just 11 free throws but outrebounded the Aggies 39-31. The Aggies at one point in the second half were being outrebounded 31-16 but made good adjustments throughout the final 12 minutes to narrow that gap.

The Aggies are now 1-0 on the season and will take on another Big West opponent, Cal Poly on Sunday evening at 5:05 p.m.

NMSU vs. Melbourne Game Photos

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 >>