LAS CRUCES, New Mexico (KTSM) – New Mexico State women’s basketball grabbed a 61-43 win over Tarleton at the Pan American Center on Saturday.

With the win, first year NMSU women’s basketball head coach Jody Adams has the Aggies off to their best start in WAC play since the 2018-19 season. That was the year the team went 15-1 to finish the season.

New Mexico State had three players score in double figures. Molly Kaiser scored 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the floor. Kaiser went 5-of-7 from the free throw line. Shania Harper and Taylor Donaldson each had 11 points on the night.

The Aggies shot 46% from the floor, 20% from three, and 65% from the free throw line.

Tarleton had two players score in double-figures. Teres Da Silva and Mayra Caicedo each had 10 points to lead the Texans in scoring. Tarleton shot 33.3% from the floor, 26.7% from three, and 57.9% from the free throw line.

This was Tarleton’s sixth straight loss. The Texans now sit with a 6-9, 0-4 WAC record.

New Mexico State is off to a 3-1 start to conference play. The Aggies improved to 8-8, 3-1 WAC. New Mexico State will gear up for another home game when they host Sam Houston on Thursday, Jan. 12. Tipoff is at 6:00 p.m. MT at the Pan American Center.