Dec. 27, 2013
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball finally returns home after six-straight games on the road to take on College of Idaho on Saturday, Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. It is the first half of a doubleheader with the Aggie men who will take on San Diego Christian at 7 p.m.
The game against the Lady Yotes will be the Aggies final game in 2013. Utah State will then prepare for its inaugural season in the Mountain West.
This is the first-ever meeting between Utah State and the College of Idaho. The Lady Yotes come out of the Cascade Collegiate Conference in the NAIA. This will be an exhibition for the Lady Yotes. College of Idaho is 6-6 overall and 3-1 in the Cascade Conference. The Lady Yotes have won two-straight games with wins against No. 14 Oregon Tech and No. 17 Southern Oregon.
This marks the 18th time that C of I has met a NCAA Division I program since the C of I reinstated women's basketball in 1995, with the Yotes a combined 1-16 against the highest division of college basketball. Of those games, seven were counting games and 10 have been exhibition tilts, with the Lady Yotes playing teams such as Utah, Wyoming, Southern Utah, Boise State, Montana State and Utah Valley.
The Lady Yotes have four players averaging in double figures led by Erica Martinez who averages 17.3 points per game. Elisha Hensey is second in scoring with 14.8 ppg. Chakala Carthen averages a double-double with 13.4 points and 10.2 rebounds per game. Dayna Drager rounds out the group, scoring 10.2 ppg. As a team, College of Idaho averages 70.8 ppg, while allowing 69.9.
Head coach Reagan Rossi is in her 13th season at College of Idaho entering the season with a 228-141 overall record.
Senior guard Jennifer Schlott became the eighth member of the 1,000-point club at Utah State. Schlott, who already has 247 points this season, now has 1,002 points in her Aggie career. The last Aggie to join this club was Devyn Christensen who scored 1,551 in illustrious Utah State career.
Live stats will be available by going to www.utahstateaggies.com. Live audio for both games is available by going to the "Listen Live" link on the front page of the Utah State web site at www.utahstateaggies.com.
Streaming is also available for all Utah State home games by going to the main page of the Utah State web site. 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- USTATE-1 (1-888-878-2831) for more information or visit the Utah State athletics web site at www.UtahStateAggies.com.
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