SDSU Women Defeat Missouri Behind Massie
Stephanie Massie had her best game so far this season as she scored 28 points to lead the San Diego State women’s basketball team to a 97-75 nonleague victory over Missouri Tuesday night at Peterson Gym.
Massie, a junior transfer from Howard Community College, was 12 of 17 from the floor. The Aztecs also got a good game from 5-foot 4-inch freshman guard Crystal Lee, who equaled her season high in assists with 11.
Senior Angelica Jackson, in her first start, had 9 points and 9 rebounds.
The Aztecs, ranked No. 14 in the nation, trailed, 36-31, but outscored Missouri, 12-2, to take a 43-38 halftime lead.
SDSU (10-0) had 14 turnovers in the first half, but had just 3 in the second.
“That’s what we worked to do and that’s what I think was the difference in the ballgame,” said Earnest Riggins, SDSU coach.
Chana Perry scored 25 points and had 12 rebounds, and Julie Evans scored 21, including 16 in the second half, for SDSU.
Forward Sharon Bax had 27 points to lead Missouri (9-4).
The Pro-Am tournament of the MONY Tournament of Champions starts at 8:30 a.m. today at the North Course of the La Costa Hotel and Spa.
Chip Beck tees off on the first tee and Phil Blackmar starts on the 10th. Larry Nelson tees off on the first hole at 10:20.
Tricia Gill of Encinitas finished tied for 13th in the women’s Assn. of Surfing Professionals stop at Sunset Beach on Ohau, Hawaii’s North Shore.
The tournament was the last stop on the women’s professional tour. Gill, who won $700, finished the season ranked No. 14 in the world.
Jodie Cooper of Australia won $7,000 for winning the North Shore stop. Freida Zamba of Flagler Beach, Fla., finished seventh and won the world championship title.
The San Diego Badminton Club will host the third annual San Diego Open tournament Saturday and Sunday at the Federal Building in Balboa Park.
Members of the U.S. national team will participate, including Chris Jogis, the U.S. national singles, doubles and mixed doubles champion and Joy Kitzmiller, the U.S. women’s singles champion.
Finals for the open events will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. There is no admission charge for the tournament.