Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

Aggie Women's Basketball Defeats FAU 57-44

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LONG BEACH, CA - A day after watching its four-game winning streak come to an end, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team got back on the winning track by defeating Florida Atlantic, 57-44, on Saturday during the final day of the Beach Classic hosted by Long Beach State.

Friday saw the Aggies (5-6) allow the highest shooting percentage and 3-point shooting percentage they have allowed to a team all year in a loss to Pacific. Saturday, however, NM State turned the tables around and held FAU (5-5) to a 20.3 shooting percentage from the field and a 13.0 shooting percentage from 3-point land, both season bests for the Aggie defense.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Hoops Falls To Pacific 67-62

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LONG BEACH, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team was down by as many as 19 with under 17 minutes left in their matchup with Pacific on Friday, rallied to cut the lead to as little as three with under three minutes left, but eventually lost to the Tigers, 67-62, during the first day of the Beach Classic hosted by Long Beach State.

The Aggies (4-6) allowed a 19-0 Pacific (8-2) run in the first half to fall in a deep hole. But 14-straight NM State points late in the game cut the Tiger lead to three with just over two minutes left in the contest. After a Pacific bucket, two Brianna Freeman free throws once again cut the lead to three at 65-62 with 55.1 seconds left in the matchup.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Defeats Cal Poly 79-65

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team used a 14-0 run midway through the second half to break open a tight game and win its fourth-consecutive contest, defeating Cal Poly 79-65 on Tuesday night inside the Pan American Center.

The Aggies (4-5) remain undefeated in the month of December while the Mustangs (4-5) dropped their second-straight game.

NM State had a great all-around shooting night, finishing 42.4 percent from the field (25-59), 40 percent from 3-point range (10-25) and a season-high 82.6 percent from the free-throw line, sinking 19-of-23 shots from the charity stripe. The Aggies also continue to improve and leave their mark on the boards, outrebounding Cal Poly 44-37.

The defense also once again showed up for NM State. The Aggies held a streaky Mustang shooting squad to 35 percent from the field while forcing 15 Cal Poly turnovers.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women Rout North Dakota State 79-59 For Third Straight Win

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team defeated North Dakota State, 79-59, on Sunday afternoon inside the Pan American Center for its third-consecutive win, all by double-digits and two by 20 or more points.

The Aggies, who started the season by losing their first five games, improve to 3-5 and remain undefeated in the month of December. The Bison have lost three of their last four games and fall to 4-6.

“Our kids played hard, they did a good job, all of them, it was a total team effort,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “I’m proud of the whole team, we’re playing well right now but we got to keep it up.”

NM State shot exactly the same in both halves (16-36) to finish shooting 44.4 percent from the field. The Aggies were also solid from the free-throw line, sinking 9-of-12 freebies, and also won the rebounding battle 41-36.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Snaps Seven Year Rivalry Losing Streak With 70-59 Victory Over UNM

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – There were two numbers the New Mexico State women’s basketball team had etched in its mind before its meeting with I-25 rival New Mexico, seven and 12, the number of years and games respectively since the Aggies last defeated the Lobos.

Those numbers were erased on Sunday afternoon inside the Pan American Center after NM State (2-5) used its best shooting day of the young season, a stifling full-court defense and another great day from junior Sasha Weber to defeat its rivals from the north, 70-59, and pick up its second-consecutive win and first over UNM since 2007.

“We’re 2-5 and except for Boise State every game has been competitive,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “We don’t have a senior on the roster, so we’re really young. We’re still learning but we took a big step up today.”  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women Pick Up First Win Of The Season, Defeat Eastern NM 79-51

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team defeated Eastern New Mexico on Thursday night inside the Pan American Center, 79-51, for its first victory of 2014-15 season.

The Aggies (1-5) led by 20-plus at the break and cruised in the second half to 28-point win in front of their home crowd. NM State shot a season-high 44.6 percent (29-65) from the field, including over 50 percent in the first half, and also tied a season high with 16 steals.

“Very proud of the effort of the entire team tonight,” Aggie head coach Mark Trakh said. “We played with confidence and played to the end.”

Junior guard and preseason All-WAC first teamer Sasha Weber led the Aggie brigade with a career-high 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting, eclipsing her previous career high by a single point. Weber also added four steals and four rebounds to her stat line.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Hoops Falls To Weber State 100-97 In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Junior Sasha Weber scored 16 points and grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds, however, New Mexico State dropped a 100-97 double-overtime thriller to Weber State Friday afternoon at the Pan American Center.

“We hustled and played hard but at the end of the day we missed too many free throws and didn’t execute on defense,” NM State head coach Mark Trakh said. “We need to find a way to close out and ice games and we were unable to do that.”

The Aggies had the chance to win the game in the waning moments of the first overtime. With 28 seconds remaining Weber slashed to the basket and made it 87-82. However, WSU went on a 5-0 run and Kailie Quinn hit a 3-pointer to tie it at 87-all.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggies Lose Shootout At Sacramento State, 93-85

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SACRAMENTO, CA - Shanice Davis scored a game-high 23 points but New Mexico State couldn’t keep up with Sacramento State and fell 93-85 Thursday evening at The Nest.

The Aggies started the game off on the right foot and midway through the first half opened up an 11-4 lead.

However, the Hornets (1-3) went on a quick 9-0 run and took a 13-11 lead. For the remainder of the first stanza both teams traded baskets and SSU went into halftime with a 36-33 advantage.

SSU, who runs a fast-break offense, opened the second stanza on an 18-8 run and led 54-41 at the 14:37 mark.

Despite keeping up with the Hornets’ high-octane offense for the majority of the game, the Aggies had a difficult time gaining traction late. In the final 10 minutes NM State cut to within six points on four separate occasions.

The Hornets won the game on the boards and outrebounded the Aggies 48-38, including 23-2 in second-chance points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Boise State Fights past Aggie Women's Hoops, 70-45

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BOISE, ID - Junior Shanice Davis scored a team-high nine points, however, New Mexico State struggled to find its groove and dropped a 70-45 decision to Boise State Tuesday evening at the Taco Bell Arena.

The Aggies shot 30 percent (17-of-57), while BSU hit 44 percent (27-of-61) of its shots from the field.

“We have to give them credit,” NM State associate head coach Tamera Inoue said following the game. “They executed their game plan and we struggled to find good shots.”

NM State kept it close early. At 18:30 in the opening stanza Moriah Mack forced a turnover and Brianna Freeman converted a jumper to give the Aggies a 5-2 lead.

The two teams then traded baskets and Abby Scott drilled a deep 3-pointer at 11:21 to tie it at 10-10.

However, the Broncos (2-0) went on a 14-2 run that lasted nearly five minutes and built a comfortable 24-12 lead. BSU went into halftime with a 35-17 advantage.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Aggie Women's Basketball Falls At UTEP 78-73

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

EL PASO, TX - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team, undersized, young, playing in a hostile environment and against a team that made it all the way to the final of the WNIT Tournament last season, battled throughout the game in Friday’s season opener but fell short to rival Texas-El Paso, 78-73.

The Aggies were down only two at 69-67 with just over five minutes left in the game, but the Miners would make their free throws and pull away late after going on a 9-1 run in the final portion of the game to take control. NM State would score five points in the final 35 seconds, including a 3-pointer by freshman Zaire Williams at the buzzer, to bring the final margin down to five.  Continue Reading This Post >>