Despite a late comeback, the New Mexico State women's basketball team fell at Utah State, 57-45.
The Aggies (5-19, 2-7) had three players in double-digits with senior forward Tabytha Wampler posting a game-high 12 points. Senior forward Kelsie Rozendaal and sophomore guard Dre Chenier contributed 10 points each.
At halftime, the Aggies trailed Utah State, 27-18. Rozendaal had a team-high six points, while junior guard Camila Rosen provided four points.
The Aggies dominated the glass in the first half and out-rebounded Utah State, 25-17, but were hampered by miscues. Wampler had a game-high six rebounds, and senior forward Erica Sanchez grabbed five boards.
With 15:30 remaining in the second half, a layup from Rozendaal started a 10-1 Aggie run. Wampler followed with a jumper and then back-to-back 3-pointers from Chenier and Rosen cut Utah State's lead to seven, 40-33, at 12:26.
Utah State extended its lead to until 14 points, 52-38, but five straight points from Chenier sliced the deficit to single-digits, 52-43, with 3:24 to play.
The Aggies continue WAC play at home against Hawai'i, Thursday, Feb. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and San Jose State, Saturday, Feb. 18 at 3:30 p.m.