Nov. 30, 2013
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. -- Utah State women's basketball concludes play at the Radisson Hotel Chatsworth Thanksgiving Classic on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. (MT). The Aggies will play in the consolation game against host Cal State Northridge. USU fell in the first game to Hampton, 98-88, on Friday, Nov. 29. The Matadors lost to Santa Clara in the second game of the tournament, 66-61.
Utah State had its four-game winning streak snapped. It was the first time since the 1978-79 season that the Aggies had started the season with four-straight wins.
Utah State is 3-1 all-time against the host Matadors. The last time that CSUN and USU met was in 2005 when both schools were in the Big West. The schools split games that season. The Matadors lost its first game of the tournament, falling to Santa Clara, 66-61 on Friday. Cal State Northridge is 2-4 so far this season with wins against Clemson and Georgia Southern on the road. The Matadors also have a loss to the Aggies' in-state rival, BYU, 82-66, at home. Ashlee Guay is the Matadors' leading scorer, averaging 16.3 points per game. Cinammon Lester is right behind her averaging 16.2 ppg. Camille Mahlknect is the top rebounder for Cal State Northridge, averaging 6.0 rebounds per game.
Junior forward Franny Vaaulu has had great success playing in her home state of California. Vaaulu scored a career-high 27 points in the Aggies loss to Hampton on Nov. 29. Her previous career high was 24 also in the Golden State against UC Riverside on Nov. 15, 2012. She also scored 18 points against Loyola Marymount last season in Los Angeles.
The Aggies remain on the road next week for games at South Dakota (Dec. 5) and No. 10 Nebraska (Dec. 8).
All USU home games are streamed on the Aggie Digital Network in conjunction with the Mountain West Digital Network. Fans can watch the streaming by going http://www.utahstateaggies.com/videos/.
Fans can follow USU women's basketball at www.twitter.com/UtahStateWBB, as well as on facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUWBB. Aggie fans can also follow the Utah State athletic program at twitter.com/USUAthletics or on Facebook at facebook, at www.facebook.com/USUAthletics. Utah State women's basketball is now also on instagram at www.instagram.com/USUWbasketball.
Aggie women's basketball tickets will be available by contacting 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 athletics web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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