Jan 302008
 
Authors: Lance Moorman

SAN DIEGO – The CSU women’s basketball team traveled west Wednesday night to take on San Diego State (12-7, 3-4 MWC), looking to snap its current nine-game losing streak, including losses in each of its first five conference games.

What the Rams found, though, was another challenging road, as they fell once again, this time to the host Aztecs, 86-52.

San Diego State freshman center Paris Johnson led

the way out of the gates, scoring a quick nine points in

as many minutes and setting the pace for her squad

going into half time, 43-22.

The Rams, on the other hand, struggled to maintain possession, as they committed 18 first half turnovers, ending with 30

total, setting a tough pace of their own despite 47 percent shooting in the half.

“Thirty turnovers in one game just cannot coincide with a

winning effort, no matter how well you shoot,” Rams coach Jen Warden said.

CSU came out of the gates in the second half firing on all cylinders behind the senior leadership of Sara Hunter, opening on a 10-4 run, cutting the lead to 15.

With recent standout center Amaka Uzomah and power forward Juanise Cornell in foul trouble through the second half, the Rams were unable to control SDSU’s frontcourt, which accounted for

54 of its 86 points.

“We really missed Amaka and Juanise’s presence down

low,” Warden said. “Steady play through the ebbs and

flows of a game like this will help us out in the

future.”

The Rams travel to take on the Utah Utes Saturday,

still looking for their ever-elusive first conference

win. Tipoff is at 1 p.m.

KCSU color analyst Lance Moorman can be reached at Sports@collegian.com

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