#AztecWBB Headed North to San Jose State Wednesday
Feb. 25, 2014
SAN DIEGO - The San Diego State women's basketball team will make its second-to-last road trip of the regular-season on Wednesday when it ventures to San José State for a Mountain West clash, beginning at 7 p.m. PT. A live video stream via the Mountain West Network, as well as a live audio feed, will be available as well on www.goaztecs.com.
Despite fielding just seven players for the third time in a four-game stretch, the Aztecs (10-14, 7-7 MW) fashioned a 53-48 come-from-behind victory over New Mexico at Viejas Arena in their last outing on Saturday, while the Spartans are coming of a 99-95 defeat at home to Nevada on Feb. 19.
After trailing 45-37 in the second half against the Lobos, SDSU engineered a 16-3 run over the final 11:37 of the game, limiting UNM to just three free throws during that span to pull out the win.
Individually, the Aztecs were led by senior Cierra Warren, who finished with 23 points on 10-of-17 shooting, while fellow classmate Danesha Long contributed 16 points, including a clutch 8-for-9 performance from the charity stripe. --In addition, SDSU received an important contribution from sophomore Deajanae Scurry, who posted a career-high tying nine rebounds and five assists off the bench.
Warren tops the MW in overall field-goal percentage (.561) and ranks fourth in scoring (15.3 ppg), eighth in blocked shots (1.0/gm) and 12th in rebounds (6.1/gm). The Aztec center owns the top single-game performance in the league this season with 14 FGs at Sacramento State and has eclipsed the 20 point-barrier on eight occasions.
In addition, junior Khristina Hunter finds herself among the league leaders, occupying the sixth spot in field-goal percentage (.477) and the seventh position in rebounds (6.7/gm), while Long ranks seventh as well in free-throw percentage (.791).
As a team, SDSU tops the MW in both rebounding margin (+7.0) and rebounding defense (33.5/gm). Elsewhere, the Aztecs find themselves among the top half of the league, ranking third with a .421 field-goal percentage and fifth in rebounding (40.5/gm). SDSU is currently tied for sixth with UNLV in the conference standings with a 7-7 mark, while the Spartans share the eighth position with New Mexico at 4-10 with four games remaining in the regular season.
The Aztecs came away with an 88-65 decision over SJSU in the previous meeting between the two schools at Viejas Arena on Jan. 22. With the victory, SDSU now leads the all-time series 17-4. Wednesday's encounter will mark the Scarlet and Black's first visit to The Event Center since Dec. 6, 2000, when the Spartans claimed a 59-54 triumph.
Following Wednesday's clash, San Diego State will open a two-game homestand on Saturday, March 1, when it welcomes Fresno State to Viejas Arena. Game time is set for 2 p.m. PT.