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Letting it fly

by: NEW MEXICO STATE SPORTS INFORMATION - Abby Scott, former Madras standout, is a sophomore at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M. When sophomore Abby Scott gets the ball for the New Mexico State Aggies, chances are she's going to put it in the air


The role for former Madras High School standout basketball player Abby Scott is simple — shoot, shoot and shoot some more.

Now a sophomore for the New Mexico State Aggies of the Western Athletic Conference, the 6-foot-1 shooting guard has the green light to let shots go from just about anywhere.

Scott has played in all 14 games for the Aggies (4-10, 1-0 WAC), starting seven of them, and has connected on 22 percent of her shots (16 of 72) from 3-point range. She is fourth on the team in scoring (7.0 points per game) and fourth in assists (3.0 per game). She is second on the team in blocked shots with seven total.

Scott exploded for 21 points in the Aggies’ second game of the season against Boise State, a 98-68 win on Nov. 14 in the team’s home opener at the Pan American Center in Las Cruces, N.M.

Scott was 8 of 15 from the field against the Broncos, including 4 for 11 from 3-point range, and she led the team with six assists to go with a pair of blocked shots. She nearly played the entire game, logging 35 minutes.

The Aggies started their WAC schedule on Saturday with a 66-63 win against Grand Canyon University, in which Scott scored six points on 2 of 8 shooting. The two made buckets were from 3-point range, and she also played 35 minutes in that ballgame.

Scott and the Aggies will make a Pacific Northwest roadtrip beginning on Thursday, playing Seattle University at 8 p.m. in Seattle. The trip culminates with a Saturday contest in Moscow, Idaho, against the University of Idaho Vandals at 3 p.m.

The WAC tournament will be held March 12-15 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.




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