Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggie Women's Basketball Pulls Away From Eastern New Mexico, 76-61

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State Aggies needed a quarter to shake off the cob webs, as Tyesha Taylor paced the women’s basketball team with a career-high 15 points in the 76-61 victory over Eastern New Mexico at the Pan Am Center on Monday night.

The last time NM State (7-2) followed a home loss with a win against Eastern New Mexico (4-4), it went on to win 22 of its final 25 games (2014-15).

After a sluggish start for the second-straight game, the Aggies used a 21-11 run in the second frame behind 10-of-19 shooting to take the 33-25 lead into the break.

Shanice Davis led the charge for NM State, scoring all seven of her points in the second quarter. The senior guard was 3-for-3 from the field during that stretch, including a 3-pointer at the 3:20 mark to give the Aggies their largest lead in the first half, 27-18.   Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Drops Rivalry Game To UTEP 71-65

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - A pair of free-throws from Sasha Weber brought New Mexico State within 67-65 with 24 seconds to go, but a missed long-ball followed by a layup and two free-throws from UTEP saw the Aggies dropped a 71-65 decision to the Miners on Saturday at the Pan American Center in the Battle of I-10.

It was the first loss seen by the Aggie (6-2) women on their home floor since Nov. 29 of last year, snapping a 17-game winning-streak at home. The 17-straight victories at home is the third-longest in program history behind the squads from 1992-94, who won 18 in a row.

Trailing 50-44 heading into the final 10 minutes of play, NM State and UTEP (7-0) exchanged baskets to start the fourth quarter until a timely long-ball from Shanice Davis and layup from Tamera William cut the Miner lead to 59-58 with 4:59 left to play.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Falls At Arizona 68-64

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

TUCSON, AZ - The NM State women’s basketball team couldn’t hang on to its lead late in the second half and suffered its first loss of the season against Arizona Wednesday night, 68-64, at the McKale Center.

The loss moves NM State to 6-1 on the year, matching the 2007-08 with a 6-0 start to the year.

Despite shooting .478 from the floor in the second-half and a career-high 20-point effort from Tamera William, it was second-chance points that doomed the Aggies. Arizona (5-1) turned an 11-5 edge on the offensive boards into 16 points compared to the Aggies two.

The Aggie defense gave NM State an early 13-0 lead and held the Wildcats scoreless until the 3:54 mark when Dejza James made the backend of her two free throws. Malena Washington gave the Wildcats their first field goal on the next possession.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Cruises Past Northern Arizona 83-57

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Lights-out shooting from NM State and stout defense paved the way for the women's basketball team Saturday night as the Aggies cruised to an 87-53 win over Northern Arizona in the final game of the Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic.

The win pushed the Aggies to 6-0 on the year and also extended their home winning-streak to 17, one shy of tying the second-best record (18) set from 1992-94.

Senior guard Sasha Weber was also lights out for NM State, shooting her way to a new career-high of 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting. The Lacey, Wash., product was also 7-of-10 from downtown, which was also a new career-high.

The Aggies were focused out of the gate, gaining a 20-6 edge with 4:09 left the first quarter before taking a 20-10 lead into the second frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Brianna Freeman Scores Career-High 27 In 65-54 Win Over Northwestern State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Brianna Freeman’s career-high 27 points against Northwestern State in the opening game of the Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic propelled the Aggies to a 65-54 win Friday afternoon at the Pan American Center.

“Brianna [Freeman] showed what she can do today against a very good team,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “We played a very good NCAA Tournament team that’s been there the last two years.”

The win moved NM State to 5-0 on the year, its best start since 1993-94 when the team started the year 8-0. Friday’s win also extended the Aggies’ home winning-streak to 16. NM State is now two games shy of tying its second-best home winning-streak since the 1992-94 seasons (18).  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Defeats Southern Utah 75-60

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The NM State women’s basketball team extended its home winning-streak to 15 games on Tuesday as the Aggies rolled past Southern Utah, 74-60, behind Tyler Ellis’ career-high 14 points.

The win also moved NM State to 4-0 on the year, matching its best start since the 2007-08 season when the Aggies started 4-0 as well.

Ellis was very efficient off the bench, shooting 6-for-6 from the floor with five rebounds in just nine minutes of action.

The Aggies struggled early on to start the game, shooting 1-for-11 in the first six minutes of action before the rally in the second half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Squeezes Past Sacramento State 80-77

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - With 10 seconds left in the game, Abby Scott sank both of her free throws to give NM State the cushion it needed on Thursday night as the Aggies narrowly escaped Sacramento State, 80-77.

The last time NM State started the season 3-0 was back in the 2007-08 season when that squad started the year 4-0.

“Big RPI win for us,” head coach Mark Trakh said, when asked about the game. “They’re going to win a lot of games and New Mexico is going to win a lot of games, so we had two good RPI wins for us in the last two days.”

A layup by Freeman, who finished the night with a team-high 18 points and 12 boards, gave NM State (3-0) a 75-72 lead with 3:28 left to play.

However, a scoring drought after Freeman’s basket coupled with a bucket from Sacramento State’s Adella Rnadle-El made it a one-point ball game with 1:31 left on the clock.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Defeats New Mexico 78-59

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In-state rival, New Mexico, got as close as nine points midway through the third quarter, but that would be as close as they would get on Tuesday night at the Pan American Center as the NM State women's basketball team ran away with a 78-59 victory in the first edition of the Rio Grande Rivalry.

Tamera William once again paced the Aggies with a game-high 18 points, one short of tying her career-high (19) that she set last week. The junior also finished with six boards and a pair of steals.

"It's a big game," said head women's basketball Mark Trakh, when asked about what this win means for the program. "It's our rival that we've been thumped by the last 15 years, so we're excited. I was very proud of the kids; it was a big win for our program."  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Opens Season With 79-69 Win At North Dakota State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

FARGO, N.D. - Active defensive pressure from NM State late in the second quarter propelled the Aggies past North Dakota State, 79-69, on Friday night in their 2015-16 season opener at the Bentson Bunker Fieldhouse.

"I'm proud of how hard the kids played tonight in a hostile environment," head coach Mark Trakh said. "North Dakota State was prepared to play us from the get-go. Our defense got us back into the game and gave us the lead. Tamera [William] and Sasha [Weber] played a huge part in getting us back into the game. In the second half, Shanice [Davis] gave us a huge boost with seven assists and Brooke [Salas], who started her first-career game, came away with seven steals."

NM State (1-0) was paced by William with 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor while Weber chipped in with 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting from downtown.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Fall 75-57 To Top Seeded Maryland

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

COLLEGE PARK, MD - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team concluded its 2014-15 campaign with a 75-57 loss at the hands of No. 4/3 Maryland on Saturday inside the XFINITY Center during the first round of the 2015 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.

The 16th-seeded Aggies (22-8) kept the game close throughout the first half and fought hard until the final buzzer, even while the top-seeded Terrapins (31-2) began to pull away in the second half.

NM State caps off a fantastic season that saw the team win its first conference title in 20 years and win its first-ever conference tournament crown to advance the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1988.  Continue Reading This Post >>