NM State women lose at buzzer to Utah State
LOGAN, Utah -- Utah State's Makenlee Williams hit a buzzer-beating 3-point shot to knock off New Mexico State 65-63 on Thursday night in a Western Athletic Conference women's basketball game.
New Mexico State fell to 9-8 overall and 3-4 in the WAC, while Utah State improved to 7-10 and 4-2.
Senior Stefanie Gilbreath scored a season-high 25 points in the loss and had nine rebounds.
"That was such a tough loss for this team," head coach Mark Trakh said of the night. "It does make a difference playing without Kelsie (Rozendaal), but we have to have more than one player in the double figures. All we can do is bounce back and get ready to get a win in San Jose on Saturday."
New Mexico State led 29-18 in the first half before Utah State fought back with a 14-0 run. Abby Scott's 3-pointer even the score at 32 going into halftime.
The lead went back and forth throughout the second half. Shea Weber's basket put New Mexico State up 63-60 with 1:04 to play, but Utah State scored the last five points, getting the game-winning opportunity after Gilbreath missed the front end of a 1-and-1.
Williams was 0 for 6 from 3-point range and Utah State was 1 for 14 until hitting the winning basket.