Photo Essay: San Diego State defeats Sac. State 70-59

SDSU's bench erupts after a made basket. (Don De Mars/EVT)

SDSU entered the contest 7-2. Sac St. was 6-1 on the year. Yummy Morris (5), Kim Villalobos (23), Asia Avinger (1), Sophia Ramos (2), and Mercedes Staples (12) started for the Aztecs. (Don De Mars/EVT)
Mercedes Staples was the unquestioned star of the game pouring in 20 points on 8-14 shooting including a sizzling 4-7 from deep. She matched her season high for points. (Don De Mars/EVT)
Defense was the main reason SDSU came out with a win. They held Sac State to its second-lowest point total of the season while limiting the Hornets to 37% shooting from the field. The Aztecs held a 14-point advantage in points off turnovers, which led to their 11-point victory. (Don De Mars/EVT)
Head coach Stacie Terry-Hutson utilized nine players in the rotation and has led the Lady Aztecs to a 7-0 home record on the season. (Don De Mars/EVT)
Alex Crain had a career-high 13 points on the afternoon. She was a perfect 5-5 from the field and helped the Aztecs to a 39-31 halftime lead. (Don De Mars/EVT)
SDSU was able to win even with an off night from Yummy Morris. Morris is averaging 8.4 points on the year and has scored in double figures four times on the year. She has six points on Wednseday. (Don De Mar/EVT)
Starting point guard Asia Avinger was in foul trouble and only played 14:27 minutes. Her impact was still profound. When she was on the court, SDSU outscored the Hornets by 25. (Don De Mars/EVT) 
Sophia Ramos filled the stat sheet. She scored ten points, had a pair of steals, five rebounds, and five assists. Sac State narrowed the lead to two points at the start of the fourth before SDSU opened up a 12-point lead following a 15-5 run. (Don De Mars/EVT)
Tip off was at 11:00 am to accommodate “Field Trip Day.” Around 1,400 elementary students saw the Aztecs’ 70-59 victory. After the game, they lined the court to meet and get autographs from the team. (Don De Mars/EVT)
The Aztecs’ next game is Saturday when they host crosstown rival USD at 1 pm. If they are able to defeat the Toreros, they will have swept the other teams in San Diego. They defeated UCSD 72-60 earlier this month. (Don De Mars/EVT)
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Paul Garrison
My earliest sport's memory involve tailgating at the Murph, running down the circular exit ramps, and seeing the Padres, Chargers and Aztecs play. As a second generation Aztec, I am passionate about all things SDSU. Other interests include raising my four children, being a great husband and teaching high school.
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