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New Mexico State overcomes Abilene Christian women in WAC basketball

LAS CRUCES, NM – Soufia Inoussa scored a career-high 28 points to lead New Mexico State past Abilene Christian 69-61 in a Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball game Thursday at the Pan American Center.

Taylor Donaldson added 10 points for the Aggies (11-10 overall, 6-3 WAC), who held off a furious fourth-quarter rally to win their second straight game. Inoussa, a 5-foot-7 senior guard, hit 10-of-19 shots from the field, including 5-of-8 3-point goals, to spark her team.

Addison Martin and Maleeah ​​Langstaff led ACU with 18 points each, while Madi Miller had 13 as the Wildcats had a two-game win streak snapped.

The Aggies led by 21 (56-35) with 4:11 left in the third quarter, but ACU outscored NMSU 26-13 in the final 14 minutes to make it close at the end.

Slow starts to second and third and quarters doomed the Wildcats. They were outscored 32-10 in the first six minutes of the two quarters combined.

ACU continues its two-game road swing, playing Grand Canyon at 3 pm Saturday in Phoenix.

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