by Marcus Royo
For NM State Media Relations
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (March 4, 2011) - As the New Mexico State women's basketball team prepares to close out its regular season at home on Saturday, March 5, the team's three seniors are focused on finishing strong.
Danisha Corbett, Jasmine Lowe and Madison Spence are taking it one game at a time as they head into the end of the season. Saturday's game against Boise State will mark the last time these seniors take to the court at the Pan American Center as Aggies. Next week the team will head to Las Vegas, Nev. for the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) Tournament.
The newest member of the 1,000-point club at NM State is guard Danisha Corbett. Corbett's nine points against Utah State Feb. 24 made her the 18th player on the women's team to reach the 1,000-point mark.
Corbett spoke in a straightforward manner about her fellow seniors.
"All three of us work to play well together," Corbett said. "I do what I have to do on the court."
Senior guard Jasmine Lowe had her first double-double Jan. 27 at Boise State with 17 points and 11 assists. There have been 120 double-doubles by Aggie players since the 1999-2000 season. What makes this a rarity, however, is that it is points and assists, as opposed to points and rebounds. Lowe is only the second Aggie in ten seasons to post an assist-point double-double.
After graduation, Lowe plans to keep working out, and perhaps find a career in basketball.
"I'll move back home to San Francisco," Lowe said. "And possibly go to school again, to grad school."
Last season, senior guard Madison Spence became the 17th player on the women's team to pass 1,000 career points, and only the seventh player to do it before her senior year. Since then, she has steadily climbed up to the number seven spot on the NM State top-10 scoring list, with 1,447 points after Thursday's game against Idaho.
Spence described her past four years at NM State as having many ups and downs, but overall a good experience. She spoke highly of her fellow seniors.
"I've played with Danisha since day one when I got here. She's a great shooter, and a good role model for our team," Spence said. "And Jasmine, she's just an explosive player. No one can match her speed."
The three seniors on the women's team agreed that as they prepare to head to the WAC Tournament in Las Vegas, they need to finish the season strong, and focus on one opponent at a time. The Aggies will play their last home game on Saturday at 3 p.m. in a doubleheader. The men's team tips off at 7 p.m. Follow Aggie basketball at www.NMStateSports.com