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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

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Women's Basketball Game Recaps

NMSU Women's Basketball Downs Utah Valley 65-58

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

OREM, UT - Rodrea Echols scored 19 points in her first game back from injury and the Aggie defense stepped up in a 65-58 win at Utah Valley on Saturday afternoon in Western Athletic Conference play.

Echols, in her return from a knee injury suffered in the first meeting with Seattle U, scored a career-high 19 points. Echols was a perfect 6-6 from the field and 4-4 from downtown. Aaliyah Prince dominated the afternoon, scoring 14 points to go with 10 boards and five assists for her first career double-double.

The Aggies (9-16, 6-6 WAC) fell behind 9-4 early in the first quarter but rallied to tie the game at 11 after one quarter of play. NM State forced three Wolverine (9-14, 6-5) turnovers and held them to 5-13 shooting from the floor in the frame.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Seattle 67-57

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

SEATTLE, WA - Playing its second-straight game without leading scorer Gia Pack, the New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell 67-57 at Seattle U in Western Athletic Conference play in Seattle on Thursday night.

Aaliyah Prince continued to play well in Pack’s absence, going toe-to-toe with Seattle U’s Kamira Sanders and dropping 19 points.

NM State (8-16, 5-6 WAC) started slowly and trailed 16-9 after one. Despite the offensive struggles, the Aggies competed on the defensive end and held the Redhakws to 30.4-percent shooting for the quarter.

New Mexico State pulled within three, 17-14, at the start of the second quarter but Seattle U quickly responded. The Redhawks made three-straight triples to take a 16-16 lead with 3:26 to play in the half. After Seattle U extended its lead to double-digits, the Aggies finished the half strong and trailed by nine, 31-22.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Home To UMKC 55-50

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Down two starters, the New Mexico State women’s basketball battled but fell to league-leading Kansas City 55-50 in Western Athletic Conference play at the Pan American Center on Saturday.

Aaliyah Prince scored 17 points to lead the Aggies for the second-straight game. Tayelin Grays also reached double-digits for the second-straight game, dropping 12 points on 50-percent shooting and flited with a double-double, grabbing a career-high nine boards.

The Aggie defense played well, holding Kansas City to sub-.400 shooting and coming up with seven steals on 11 forced turnovers. NM State outrebounded the Roos 46-31, the ninth time in the last 10 games that New Mexico State has had a positive rebound margin.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Bounces Back With Win Over Chicago State

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Four different Aggies scored at least 14 points and the New Mexico State women’s basketball team defeated Chicago State 80-56 in Western Athletic Conference play at the Pan American Center on Thursday night. NM State led the game for almost 38 minutes.

Tayelin Grays had a career night, scoring a career-high 15 points on 6-11 shooting from the floor in a season-high 27 minutes of action to lead the Aggies (8-14, 5-4 WAC). The sophomore from Dayton, Texas, sat out the first nine games of the season due to injury.

Graduate transfer Micayla Buckner also had a break-out game, dominating down low and scoring a season-high 14 points in just 15 minutes. Gia Pack and Aaliyah Prince each added 14 points while Pack recorded her 10th double-double of the season with 11 rebounds. Pack moved into sixth place on the NM State all-time scoring list with 1,663 points.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At GCU 60-49

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

PHOENIX, AZ - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell 60-49 to Grand Canyon in Phoenix on Saturday afternoon in a Western Athletic Conference matchup.

After the Lopes (11-8, 6-2 WAC) took a 6-4 lead, the Aggies (7-14, 4-4) went on a 10-2 run to take a 14-8 lead with 4:13 to play in the period. GCU then cut the lead to one but NM State finished the quarter strong and lead 18-15 after one. Soufia Inoussa scored seven points in the quarter.

The second quarter was back-and-forth with the Aggies unable to shake the Lopes. Then, right before the half, GCU banked in a desperation three at the halftime buzzer that cut the NM State lead to 31-30 and shifted the momentum. New Mexico State shot 46.4-percent from the field in the first half including 4-6 from deep.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls 60-59 At CSU Bakersfield

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

BAKERSFIELD, CA - The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell 60-59 in a grinder at CSU Bakersfield on Thursday night in a defensive slugfest.

Both the Aggies (7-13, 4-3 WAC) and Runners (13-7, 5-2 WAC) both came out of the gates locked in defensively. Both teams shot 3-13 (23.1-percent) from the field in the quarter and the Aggies led 12-10 after one. NM State forced four turnovers in the quarter.

The second quarter was more of the same, as the two programs who hang their hats on defense continued to trade stops and force turnovers. However, NM State was able to stay in front and led 21-19 at the half. New Mexico State held the CSU Bakersfield to 30-percent shooting (6-20) in the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Tops UTRGV 76-75 On Last-Second Basket In Overtime

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The rematch of the 2019 Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship game lived up to the hype.

Adrianna Henderson flipped in a layup with 0.2 seconds remaining in overtime and Gia Pack's hot play continued as the New Mexico State women's basketball team survived UT Rio Grande Valley in overtime, 76-75, at the Pan American Center on Thursday night. Pack scored 26 points with 11 boards and is now averaging 27 points and 13.3 rebounds over the last three games.The Aggies (7-12, 4-2 WAC) started fast and played lockdown defense to open a 19-9 lead through one quarter. NM State held UTRGV (8-11, 3-3) 3-13 shooting in the quarter while shooting 43.8-percent from the floor.  Continue Reading This Post >>

Gia Pack Leads NMSU Women's Basketball To Big Win Over Seattle

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - Gia Pack dropped 30 points and 19 rebounds and the New Mexico State women’s basketball team erased a 17-point deficit for an 83-65 win over Seattle U on Saturday in the Pan American Center.

After two threes from Amanda Soderqvist, NM State (6-12, 3-2 WAC) struggled in the first quarter, turning the ball over seven times and trailing the Redhawks (7-11, 1-4 WAC) 25-12 through one. Seattle U shot 53.3-percent from the field in the quarter while shooting 3-4 from three.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At Home To Utah Valley, 58-54

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - The New Mexico State women's basketball team fell in a tightly contested Western Athletic Conference game, 58-54, to Utah Valley at the Pan American Center on Thursday night.

The game started off tightly contested with the Aggies (5-12, 2-2 WAC) and the Wolverines (7-9, 4-0) trading buckets and NM State leading 7-6 at the 5:24 mark. New Mexico State's defense locked down and only allowed two points for the remainder of the quarter. Meanwhile, the offense got going and the Aggies led 15-8 after one.

NM State quickly built its lead to 24-15 after a Gia Pack with 5:47 left in the half. Utah Valley closed to 26-20 but another three from Pack pushed the lead back out to nine. However, the Wolverines ended the half strong and the Aggies led 31-25 at the break.  Continue Reading This Post >>

NMSU Women's Basketball Falls At UMKC 56-52

Written By: NM State Athletic Dept.

KANSAS CITY, MO – The New Mexico State women’s basketball team fell 56-52 to Kansas City at the Swinney Rec Center in a defensive slugfest on Sunday afternoon. The game had originally been scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 11, but it was pushed back a day due to inclement weather in the Kansas City area.

The Aggies (5-11, 2-1 WAC) fell behind 10-6 early but a three from Rodrea Echols sparked a run that saw NM State take an 18-12 lead. The Roos (10-8, 3-1) then scored the final four points of the quarter and New Mexico State led 18-16 after one. NM State held KC to 30.8-percent shooting for the quarter.

The second quarter began back-and-forth while Kansas City started to get hot from three. With the game tied at 22, the Roos hit back-to-back threes that gave them the momentum and they took a 33-28 lead into the locker room at the half.  Continue Reading This Post >>