Women's Basketball Starts 2017-18 Campaign Friday vs. Presbyterian

Nov. 7, 2017

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San Diego State kicks off the 2017-18 regular season with a Veterans' Day matinée against Presbyterian on Fri., Nov. 10. Tip on Steve Fisher Court at Viejas Arena is set for noon PT.

Including the nation's 23rd-ranked and the Mountain West's best incoming class, the 2017-18 Aztecs welcome back an impressive amount of offensive output from a year prior. Four starters from last year's team will once again don the Scarlet and Black: seniors McKynzie Fort, Geena Gomez, Lexy Thorderson and Khalia Lark.

Meanwhile, f
ive letterwinners from the 2016-17 squad are expected to contribute this season: Arantxa Gomez Ferrer, Cheyenne Greenhouse, Abby Lowe, Monique Terry and Baylee Vanderdoes. Offensively, nearly 79 percent (78.9) of the team's scoring from last year returns, led by Preseason All-MW selection Fort, who single-handedly recorded almost one-fourth (24.9 percent) of SDSU's total points in 2016-17. 

Fort is one of three senior captains, joining Gomez and Thorderson. Gomez, a two-year letterwinner, is one of four returning starters for San Diego State. The mastermind behind the Aztecs' offense on the court, she shot at a .360 clip (36-for-100) from 3-point range last season, the league's sixth-best percentage. Three-time MW All-Academic Team honoree and three-year letterwinner Thorderson helped SDSU engineer the program's best 3-point shooting season last year and will be relied upon heavily from beyond the arc for her final campaign.

In its lone exhibition of the year on Fri., Nov. 3, three Aztecs scored double-digit points, leading San Diego State to a 71-50 win over Cal State Los Angeles in Viejas Arena. Fort was the Aztecs’ leader on offense, recording 19 points with team highs in rebounds (6) and assists (5). In her collegiate debut, Te’a Adams scored 15 points, going 4-for-7 from the floor with a pair of long balls, and tacking on a trio each of rebounds and assists. Gomez also scored in the double digits with 11 points.

The Prebsyterian game kicks off a three-game homestand to open the season. On Tues., Nov. 14, SDSU welcomes CSUN to Viejas Arena for a 6:30 p.m. contest. 

Season tickets are available for the Aztecs' 2017-18 home schedule and start at just $60. Tickets can be purchased through GoAztecs.com, over the phone by calling (619) 283-7378, or by visiting SDCCU Stadium's Window E between 9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT.

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