Jan. 13, 2005
LOGAN, Utah - Brittany Tressler scored a career-high 22 points to lead Utah State to a 67-48 women's basketball victory against Pacific here Thursday night. With the win, USU improved to 7-6 overall and 2-2 in Big West Conference play. UOP fell to 4-8 and 2-3.
The 19-point victory was its largest since beating New Mexico State 82-62 in 1985. USU discontinued its program after the 1987 season before resuming play last year.
Tressler came off the bench to hit eight of 17 shots, including three of five three-pointers en route to her 22 points. That total was three points better than her previous best of 19 against Long Beach State last year. Tressler also led USU with seven rebounds, just one shy of her season best.
The Aggies took advantage of 25 Pacific turnovers, turning those miscues into 31 points for nearly half of their 67 total points. USU also shot 44.3 percent from the field, for its second-best shooting night of the season. USU hit five of 11 three-pointers while the Tigers were 0-6 from behind the arc.
Utah State never trailed in the game, jumping out to a 7-0 lead before the Tigers scored on a Sanerivi free throw at the 16:08 mark. The Aggies led by 10 at 13-3 and pushed the margin to as many as 16 points in the first half at 28-12.
After Sanerivi hit back to back layups to pull the Tigers to within 37-31 early in the second half, USU went on a 10-0 run to lead 47-31 with just under 13 minutes left in the game. The Aggies led by as many as 26 points at 67-41 with 4:49 remaining.
USU has now won three of its last four games and its seven wins are two more than the Aggies had all of last season when the team went 5-22. Utah State will host Cal State Northridge on Saturday at 7 p.m.
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