Women's Basketball Wins Its Second Straight With A 56-52 Overtime Victory Over UMKC
Jan. 5, 2003
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's basketball team claimed its first win in overtime since the 1991 season, defeating the University of Missouri-Kansas City, 56-52, Sunday afternoon at Cox Arena. With the win, the Aztecs, who are now 1-2 in overtime games, moved to 5-5 overall, putting together a two-game win streak for the first time this season. The Kangaroos, meanwhile, fell to 5-7 in 2002-03.
Senior Jamey Cox (Waterloo, Iowa) led the Aztecs with 23 points, including five three-pointers. Cox's 23 points marks the fourth time this season that the guard has scored 20 or more points in a game.
Aztec freshmen Ashlee Dunlap (Los Angeles, Calif.) and Amber Fouse (Compton, Calif.) also contributed to SDSU's offense, scoring 12 and 11 points, respectively. On the defensive end for San Diego State, junior Nicolette McCartny (Chicago, Ill.) pulled down a team-best eight rebounds.
In overtime, SDSU trailed by as many as three points, before a Dunlap lay-up and a Cox three-pointer put the Aztecs up, 52-48. San Diego State later added to its lead when Cox drained a pair of free throws following a UMKC technical foul.
The Kangaroos came back to within two points in the final 24 seconds, before Fouse converted two free throws with 21 seconds left to seal the 56-52 victory.
SDSU led the entire first half, going on a 7-0 run to lead 12-5 at the 9:03 mark. The Kangaroos battled their way back to come to within one point at the half, 20-19, as both teams went into the locker room combining for 26 turnovers.
The Aztecs lost their lead in the second half, trailing by as many as four points before Cox buried two consecutive three-pointers to put SDSU up 38-36 with 6:26 remaining in regulation. UMKC's Katie Houlehan, who led the Kangaroos with 22 points, made two field goals in the final minute of the second half to the force the game into overtime, 42-42.
SDSU rounds out its non-conference schedule with a two-game road trip, beginning Thursday, Jan. 9, at Portland State at 7 p.m. The Aztecs will then head to Sacramento State for a Saturday afternoon game in Sacramento, Calif.