Five Aztecs Reach Double Figures as Titans Fall, 76-45
Dec. 2, 2007
SAN DIEGO, CA - San Diego State freshman Allison Duffy scored a game-high 15 points and led four other teammates in double figures as the Aztecs posted a 76-45 victory over visiting Cal State Fullerton on Sunday afternoon at Cox Arena in San Diego, Calif.
The loss was the fourth straight for the Titans as they fell to 1-5 overall on the season. SDSU improved to 6-1 overall on the year, winning its third-straight contest.
Junior Toni Thomas scored 15 points to go with six rebounds in the loss, becoming only the 10th player in school history to score 1,000 career points and grab 500 rebounds. She was joined in double figures by freshman Ashley Richie, who set a career-high in scoring for the third consecutive game with 13 points.
After shooting just under 50 percent from the floor in a loss to USC on Friday night, the Titans couldn't find their touch from the field all afternoon, hitting just 29.2 percent from the field for the game - including a 23 percent clip in the first half.
The Aztecs, meanwhile, shot 56 percent from the floor for the game - including 58 percent from the field in the first half en route to a 41-22 halftime lead.
A lay-up by Richie gave Fullerton a 5-4 lead just under two minutes in, but SDSU exploded for a 15-1 run over the next four minutes to break the game wide open. The Titans never got closer than 10 in the first half and were held to without a field goal for almost six minutes when Daviyonne Weathersby made a lay-up with 12:33 remaining.
A three-pointer by Richie brought the Titans to within 10 points at 25-15 midway through the half, but that would be as close as they would come as Dixon would come off the bench and provide a spark for the Aztecs, hitting back-to-back three-pointers and scoring all 10 of her first-half points (on 4-of-4 shooting from the field) in the final nine minutes to help propel SDSU to a 41-22 advantage at the break.
San Diego State opened the second half on an equally torrid pace, using a 12-4 run to open the period and lead by 27 points at 53-26 with just under 14 minutes to go.
The Aztecs would lead by as many as 38 points in the closing minutes as all but one of the 11 players who entered the game for SDSU scored at least two points.
Duffy was joined in double figures by Paris Johnson, who scored 12 points to go with seven rebounds, and a trio of players with 10 points, including Quenese Davis, who added 12 assists to complete the double-double.
SDSU dominated the paint, outscoring Fullerton, 50-16, down low and turned 27 turnovers by the Titans into 42 points.
Sunday's game marked the first of three straight on the road for Cal State Fullerton as the Titans travel to Malibu, Calif., on Friday (Dec. 7) for a 7 p.m. contest against Pepperdine.