Dec. 15, 2007
SALT LAKE CITY -
Junior guard Danyelle Snelgro scored a season-high 17 points but was the only Utah State player to finish in double-figures, as Utah cruised to a 70-38 win at the Jon M. Huntsman Center in women's basketball action here Saturday afternoon.
The loss snaps a two-game win streak for Utah State as the Aggies fall to 2-6 on the season, while Utah improved to 7-3 overall.
Morgan Warburton scored 21 points and added six rebounds to lead Utah, while Leilani Mitchell and Kalee Whipple tallied 12 points apiece, and Mitchell added seven rebounds.
Senior guard Taylor Richards scored seven points for USU, to go along with four rebounds and a block, while junior forward Lindsey Shipley, sophomore center Nicole Johnson and Snelgro all grabbed four rebounds as USU was out-rebounded by UU, 40-26. Freshman guard Alice Coddington recorded her first three career assists in the game and had a career-high two steals as well.
Utah scored the first bucket of the game, as the Utes controlled most of the first half. Utah netted seven points before Richards scored the first two points for Utah State on a jumper at the 16:39 mark. Utah took a 9-4 run to go up 16-6 with 11:14 left to play. USU pulled to within three points as senior center Jenny Gross netted a layup to bring the score to 20-17 with 4:52 left in the half. The Utes, however, ended the half on an 11-0 run to take a 31-17 lead going into the lockerroom.
The Utes went on a 28-6 run to open up the second half to extend their lead to 26 points at 48-22 with 12:04 left to play and continued to lead through the rest of the game.
Utah State finished the game by shooting 28.6 percent from the field (14-of-49) including 4-of-14 (28.6 percent) from three-point range and went 6-of-9 (66.7 percent) from the free throw line. Utah shot 50.9 percent from the field (29-of-57), including 6-of-16 (37.5 percent) from behind the three-point arc and finished 6-of-9 (66.7 percent) from behind the charity stripe.
The Aggies head home to host Montana State on Monday, Dec. 17 with a 7 p.m. tip at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
Admission to all home Utah State's women's basketball games is $5 for adults, $1 for youth. Contact the USU Athletics Ticket Office at (435)797-0305 or at 1-888-U-STATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) for more information or visit the Utah State athletic web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com and click on "tickets."
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.
Fans can also follow Aggie home games through the USU web site via GameTracker, a free service, which updates play-by-play and statistics throughout the game.
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