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Aggie women fall at Cal Poly

Aaliyah Prince, center, defends for New Mexico State Thursday night at Cal Poly. (NMSU courtesy photo)

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.– Aaliyah Prince scored 21 points, but New Mexico State fell to 1-3 with its 70-60 women’s basketball loss at 1-1 Cal Poly on Thursday night.

The two teams duked it out in the second quarter, trading buckets the entire time. However, the Aggies closed the gap and trailed by three at halftime, 34-31. Prince had 13 points at the half, when the Aggies trailed 34-31. NMSU led 35-34 on a Prince put-back at 7:36 of the third quarter.

However, Cal Poly ripped off a 9-0 run take back the lead at 43-35 and never trailed again.

 Prince scored 21 points, her second-straight 20-point game after dropping a career-high 25 at UTEP on Dec. 2. Deja Terrell added eight points and four boards for the Aggies. As a team the Aggies shot 46-percent from the floor and were outrebounded 38-27.

 NMSU now heads to Malibu for a showdown with Pepperdine at 2 p.m. (MT) on Saturday. No fans will be allowed by Aggie Nation can watch the game live on WCC Network.

Box score: Cal Poly 70, NM State 60

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