Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Women's Basketball Wins Third Consecutive WAC Tournament Title

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team squared off against the Seattle U Redhawks in the team’s third-consecutive Western Athletic Conference Tournament Championship appearance at the Orleans Arena on Saturday. The Aggies made history as they won their third straight tournament championship with a 63-48 win over the Redhawks.

After the historic night, head coach Mark Trakh commented on the championship saying, “We just defeated a really good team that had an incredible season. Credit to their head coach Suzy Barcomb and the team on a great year. With this win our team made history and I’m so proud of these girls because they represent the New Mexico State University so well on and off the floor.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UMKC 71-63 To Advance To WAC Tournament Title Game

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS VEGAS, NV - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team played their first game in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament in the semi-finals against the UMKC Roos on Friday afternoon in Las Vegas.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UTRGV, Finishes Conference Play Unbeaten

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EDINBURG, TX - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team faced off against the UTRGV Vaqueros in Edinburg, Texas to close out the regular season on Saturday night. The season finale saw NM State achieve two historical feats in the program’s history.

With a 64-46 win on Saturday, the Aggies went undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play (14-0) for the first time in the team’s history. NM State also won their 15th straight game for the second season in a row, which ties the program record set by Joe McKeown and the Aggies back in 1987-88.

After the historic victory for the team, head coach Mark Trakh said, “This is a huge accomplishment and the credit really goes to these great players. They showed such great dedication and perseverance to achieve such a feat. I’m just so happy for them and what this program has been able to achieve.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Edges Seattle 64-61

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team faced off at the home of the Seattle University Redhawks on Saturday evening. Two nights after head coach Mark Trakh reached the century mark in total wins at NM State, Trakh then added win number 101 to his Aggie total with a 64-61 victory over Seattle U.

As the game opened with the Aggies winning the tip and knocking down the first basket, on a three from Zaire Williams, Seattle then went on a 7-0 run to put the team in a hole early. NM State was then able to battle back after the break and trade baskets with the Redhawks to close out the first quarter. Williams went 3-4 from downtown as the quarter closed with the score tied, 15-15.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats UTRGV 87-67 On Senior Day

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - On a night filled with emotion, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team hosted the UT Rio Grande Valley Vaqueros on Senior Night during the team’s final home game of the 2016-17 season. The Aggies responded as they defeated the Vaqueros 87-67, on the final home contest for the team’s five seniors.

Reflecting on the the Aggies strong senior class this season, head coach Mark Trakh commented on the players’ importance saying, “They’ve meant the world to this program. They’ve all played so well and helped this program immensely. This group is 41-2 in their conference games and their dedication has turned this program around.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Grand Canyon 67-60

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team hosted the Grand Canyon University Lopes on Sunday afternoon for the team’s Play4Kay pink game. The Aggies trailed for over 26 minutes of the contest, until a late third quarter run gave the team a lead which they held for the remainder of play as they defeated the Lopes, 67-60.

NM State went down early in the game to GCU as a 12-5 run by the opponent had the Aggies playing catch up throughout the first quarter. Fortunately, the Aggies hounding defense saw Moriah Mack and Brooke Salas force back-to-back turnovers to bring the team within one point, 19-18, towards the end. The Lopes were then able to answer with the final basket of the quarter as NM State trailed 21-18 after one.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Bakersfield 69-55, Extends Win Streak To 10

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State Aggies women's basketball team squared off against Western Athletic Conference opponent the CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners on Thursday night in the Pan American Center. A solid game throughout for the Aggies saw strong defense and good team offense give NM State their 10th straight victory with a 69-55 victory.

After the victory, head coach Mark Trakh was asked about the team's performance as he commented, "Bakersfield was a good defensive team who has won four in a row, but we ran a great man offense which is tough for teams to contain. CSU tried to make a comeback and kept it close, but I thought our kids played good defense and came out with a strong win tonight."  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Chicago State 65-54

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

CHICAGO, IL - The New Mexico State Aggies (16-6, 8-0) women’s basketball team squared off against the Chicago State Cougars (0-22, 0-8) on Saturday afternoon at the Jones Convocation Center in Chicago, Ill. NM State took over in the fourth quarter to defeat CSU, 65-54, and sweep the season series.

After the tight contest, head coach Mark Trakh commented, “We played a well-coached team to the end. This was a close game and I’m happy walking away with a win after a tough 40 minutes of play.”

Saturday’s game opened with a back-and-forth scoring contest, with the Cougars keeping the game close hitting three-straight shots from three-point range. NM State was able to dominate down low outscoring the opponent in the paint, 16-8. The first quarter closed out with the Aggies ahead of the Cougars, 22-19.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Downs Utah Valley; Moriah Mack Joins 1,000 Point Club

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball finished off the first half of their 2017 conference schedule against the Utah Valley Wolverines on Saturday afternoon. The Aggies played strong defense from start to finish, in a game fueled by over 100 young Aggie fans in attendance that were a part of the morning kid’s clinic hosted by the coaches and players.

After guiding the Aggies to their eighth straight win, head coach Mark Trakh commented on the game saying, “We spread the ball around well against the zone defense and came up with big shots to win today.”

The game opened up slow on the offensive end throughout the first half, as each team’s defense made scoring tough. In the first quarter, NM State forced 10 turnovers and Utah Valley forced six as each team shots under 35 percent from the field. After forcing four steals and adding three blocks, the quarter ended tied at seven.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Defeats Seattle In Battle For First Place In WAC

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - New Mexico State women’s basketball squared off with the Seattle U. Redhawks on Thursday night at the Pan American Center. Each team entered undefeated in Western Athletic Conference play and held unblemished records in 2017, but after a hectic 45 minutes of play, NM State left on top, 73-69.

NM State opened up winning the tip and scoring the first basket, as the team led 10-5 over the first four minutes. However, Seattle U battled back behind 11 points from their season leading scorer, Alexis Montgomery (16.2 PPG). Strong play in the paint and a perfect six-for-six from the free-throw line allowed the Redhawks to end the first quarter ahead of the Aggies, 21-18.  Continue Reading This Post >>