San Diego, CA—-San Diego State have been playing lights out the last few weeks of the season. And doesn’t look like they are slowing down any time soon.
The Grambling State University (1-4) women’s basketball team lost 66-41 at the hands of San Diego State on Tuesday night at Viejas Arena to improve to 5-1 on the year, their best start since the 2007-08 season.
Four San Diego State players finished in double-figures with Sophia Ramos leading the Aztecs with a game-high 16 points. Kim Villalobos grabbed 11-rebounds, 10-point double-double for SDSU.
The Tigers started the contest on fire, shooting 60% (6-of-10) from the court in the opening quarter. But Grambling State turned the ball over eight times and found themselves trailing 15-14 going into the second period.
The Aztecs held the Lions to 29% shooting from the floor and 17% from downtown and forced 18 turnovers. Offensively, SDSU shot 50% from the field and had 21 assists on their 25 made field goals.
San Diego State opened the second quarter on a 6-0 run, opening up a 21-14 lead before a three-pointer by Leah Morrow got the Lady Tigers back within four points, 21-17. GSU could only score two more buckets in the first half, carrying a 34-23 deficit into the break.
Grambling State shot 28.8% (17-of-59) from the field and 17.4% (4-of-23) from the three-point line. The Lady Tigers went 3-of-4 (75.0 percent) from the charity stripe.
Colbi Maples led the Lady Tigers offensively, scoring nine points and a rebound. Miracle Saxon and Leah Morrow chipped in eight points apiece. Saxon added eight boards to her stat, while Morrow snatched four boards, dished out three assists and a swipe.
San Diego State was 25-of-50 from the floor (50.0 percent), shooting 40.0 percent (4-of-10) from three-point range. The Aztecs went 12-of-17 (70.6 percent) from the free throw line.
The Aztecs created distance between themselves and Grambling State in the second half, upping its lead to 27 points, 65-38, with 1:57 to play to go in the contest.
Abby Prohaska had 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Yummy Morris chipped in 12.
Grambling State heads to Honolulu, Oahu for the Rainbow Wahine Showdown hosted by the University of Hawaii. GSU opens play versus Hawaii on Friday with tip-off scheduled for 5:30 p.m. CST.
San Diego State will play Seattle at home on Friday, Nov. 25 for a 5:00 P.M. start.