San Diego, CA—Having won three straight games, the Aztecs women’s basketball team seems to kicked their game to another gear.
SDSU (17-5, 7-2) beat Fresno State (8-15, 1-9) 75-56 inside Viejas Arena Thursday evening. The Aztecs put the contest away in the second quarter where they made 11 of their first 13 shots and made five of six treys, outscoring the Fresno State 31-14.
The Aztecs were led by Kim Villalobos and Abby Prohaska with 11 points apiece, SDSU had seven players who scored at least eight points.
The Aztecs cashed in 22 points off of Fresno State’s 17 turnovers and dominated the paint with 36 points.
With the victory, the Aztecs are now in sole possession of second place in the Mountain West Standings.
“I’m excited about this win,” Head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson said after the game. “It was definitely a team win. Any time you can have 21 assists on 30 baskets, it’s a good team win.”
San Diego State came out on fire hitting its first four attempts to force the Bulldogs to call a timeout with just 8:14 on the clock. The lead blossomed to 15-2 just inside five minutes.
An 11-0 spurt by SDSU ensued in the second half and the Aztecs led 51-21 at the break, outshooting the Bulldogs 65.6-26.9 percent.
Imani Lacy scored a game-high 16 points and Yanina Todorova chipped in 11 points for the Bulldogs.
“I recruited all of them telling them if you want to shoot the ball 20 times, San Diego State’s not the place for you because we’re going to share the ball. We had seven players score between eight and 11 points, and last game we had five in double figures so we’re really doing this as a unit.” Head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson on the team’s unselfish play.
STAT OF THE GAME
The Aztecs had 21 assists on their 30 made buckets. Fresno State had just four assists.
The Aztecs host San Jose State Saturday at 1 p.m.
Fresno State will take its first bye of Mountain West play on Saturday before returning to action at the Save Mart Center on Thursday against Air Force. Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. PT.