San Diego, CA–San Diego State came out of the tunnel making buckets, they were that got starting the game off.
The Aztec women’s basketball team (6-1) beat Seattle (0-5) 70-36 Friday afternoon to extend SDSU’s win streak to six games, the program’s longest since the 2012-13 season. The matchup took place on their home court at Viejas Arena in San Diego, California.
San Diego State forced 26 turnovers and held the Redhawks to 25 percent shooting from the field and 14 percent from three and that was the difference of the game.
The Aztecs came out smoking, scoring the first six points of the contest. They would never slow down offensively, finishing the afternoon with 50 points on the blocks and 41 points off turnovers on 48% from the hardwood.
Yummy Morris was the Aztec’s leading scorer with 19 points, while Kim Villalobos chipped in 14 and dished out a career-high seven assists.
SDSU led the whole way, beginning the game on a 21-2 run and making six of their first seven shots while forcing eight first quarter turnovers.
The Aztecs held Seattle to five points in each of the first two quarters and allowed the Redhawks to convert just three first half field goals.
“We’ve been working on the post being able to deliver them to our guards,” Yummy Morris said after the game. “Our guards were doing a really good job with the backdoor.”
11 Redhawks scored points on the afternoon, with junior Peyton Howard leading the team in scoring and rebounds with six. Sophomore Taliyah Clark recorded two blocks, tying her career-high.
The Aztecs would lead by as much as 37 points late in the third quarter following a 16-4 run and never looked back.
STAT OF THE GAME
Eight Aztecs played between 20-30 minutes with all eight of them scoring.
During SDSU’s six-game win streak they are holding opponents to 42.3 points and have an average margin of victory of 30.3 points.
After six straight home games, SDSU will play at UC San Diego Thursday at 7 p.m.
The Redhawks will return to Seattle for one before hitting the road again, crossing Montlake to take on Washington on Wednesday at 7 p.m.