WBB opens 2016-17 season at UC Riverside Friday

Nov. 9, 2016


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The San Diego State women’s basketball team kicks off the 2016-17 campaign with a road battle against UC Riverside Fri., Nov. 11. Tip in SRC Arena is set for 5 p.m. with Chris Ello calling the play-by-play action for a live audio stream on GoAztecs.com.

Under the direction of fourth-year head coach Stacie Terry, SDSU returns 69.3 percent of its scoring from a year prior, nine letterwinners and starters McKynzie Fort (Fontana, Calif.), Ariell Bostick (Oakland, Calif.) and Cheyenne Greenhouse (Riverside, Calif.). The trio accounted for 44.3 percent of the team’s total points last year and 53.1 percent of its steals.

San Diego State also welcomes newcomers Monique Terry (San Antonio, Texas), Baylee Vanderdoes (Auburn, Calif.), Naomi Ekwedike (Lagos, Nigeria) and Abby Lowe (Stockport, England). They join University of Washington transfer Khalia Lark (Irvine, Calif.), a junior who enrolled at SDSU prior to the Spring 2016 semester and is eligible to compete Dec. 22.

The Aztecs will have to contend with a challenging slate for the 2016-17 campaign. SDSU faces seven teams that advanced to the postseason, including conference foes Fresno State, New Mexico and Colorado State, all of which made appearances in the WNIT.

In its lone exhibition of the year on Nov. 4, San Diego State shot 50 percent (11-for-22) from beyond the arc to top Cal State San Marcos, 74-53, at Viejas Arena. Fort led all players with 25 points, with Greenhouse (10), Ellison (11) and Gomez (10) also notching double-digit points.

Following the UC Riverside game, San Diego State returns to confines of Viejas Arena to host San Diego Christian on Mon., Nov. 14. The home opener is set to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Season tickets are available for the Aztecs' 2016-17 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 Qualcomm Stadium's Window E between 9 a.m. PT and 5 p.m. PT. 

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