UTSA were brought back down to earth on Thursday night as they fell 69-52 to New Mexico State in the Women’s Basketball WAC home opener at the Convocation Center.
Kamara King continued to impress for the Roadrunners as she lead the team with 12 points. The Roadrunners dominated the rebounds, leading 43-32 but couldn’t convert those in to points.
Stefanie Gilbreath was the high scorer for the game with 19 points and seven rebounds, while Jasmine Rutledge impressed, coming off the bench and scoring 15 points.
New Mexico State got off to a good start with back to back three-pointers from Abby Scott and Sasha Weber giving the Aggies an early 6-2 lead followed by a basket to each team before a 7-0 run from UTSA to give them the lead.
Mannasha Bell started the run with an offensive rebound that lead to her layup before a three-pointer from Jermini Malone and put back from King giving UTSA an 11-8 lead.
New Mexico State responded well making a 10-0 run that took the game away from UTSA giving the Aggies an 18-11 lead that they would never relinquish.
UTSA were held scoreless by a tight NMSU defense for the final six minutes of the half allowing the Aggies a 13-0 run that gave them a 39-19 half-time lead.
King sparked a 8-2 run with points inside only for New Mexico State to return that with interest through an 11-0 run that restored their 20 point lead, a lead which would only drop to 17 the rest of the way as New Mexico State cruised to a 69-52 win.