Nov. 28, 2007
POCATELLO, Idaho -
Four Aggies scored in double-figures with Lindsey Shipley, Taylor Richards and Danyelle Snelgro all scoring 13 points to lead Utah State, as USU fell to Idaho State, 69-60, Wednesday evening in Pocatello, Idaho.
The loss was the fifth in a row to open the season for Utah State as the Aggies fell to 0-5 on the year, while Idaho State improved to 4-2 overall. Utah State now holds a 13-10 advantage over Idaho State, with the teams trading wins back and forth for last four years on the respective home courts.
Natalie Doma scored 26 points and added 15 rebounds to lead ISU, while Andrea Lightfoot and Jenna Brown tallied 15 points each and Lightfoot added eight rebounds.
Senior forward Jamelah Brown scored 12 points and added nine rebounds, while junior center Shipley pulled down five boards to go with her 13 points, as USU outrebounded ISU, 39-35. Junior guard Snelgro tallied a team-high six assists.
Utah State took an early 3-0 lead as Shipley hit a three pointer in the opening 30 seconds. Idaho State responded to tie it up at 3-all before Shipley hit a second three pointer less than 40 seconds after her first. ISU tied it up again at 7-all and then went on a 23-11 run to lead 30-18 with 3:24 left to play. USU took a 7-4 run before the end of the opening half to trail 34-25 heading into the lockerroom.
ISU opened the second-half with a 7-4 to lead 41-29 at the 16:19 mark, before the Aggies went on a 14-4 run to tie it up at 45-all with 12:10 to go. The score went back and forth with six lead changes before it was tied up at 56-all with 3:22 remaining as the Bengals took a 14-4 run to end the game.
Utah State finished the game by shooting 37.7 percent from the field (23-of-61) including 6-of-15 (40.0 percent) from three-point range. Idaho State shot 40.4 percent from the field (23-of-57) and 6-of-20 (30.0 percent) from behind the three-point arc.
USU continues action on the road in its current four-game road stretch. The Aggies face the Eagles of Eastern Washington on Sunday, Dec. 2 at 3 p.m. (MT) in Cheney, Wash.
All the Utah State games can be heard on KLGN (1390 AM) in Logan with Evan Nyman calling the play-by-play and Clair Anderson providing color commentary for home games. They can also be heard on the web, through Yahoo! Sports, by going to the Utah State Athletic home page at www.UtahStateAggies.com and clicking on the Yahoo! Sports link in the right hand column.
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