W. Hoops Defeats Wyoming, 73-55, in MW Semi's
March 9, 2012
Junior Courtney Clements scored 22 points and junior Chelsea Hopkins had a double-double with 16 points and 10 assists to give the top-seeded San Diego State women's basketball team a 73-55 victory over No. 5 Wyoming Friday in a Mountain West Championships semifinal game in Las Vegas, Nev. With the win, the Aztecs (24-6) advanced to Saturday's title game, where they will play the winner of sixth-seeded Boise State and seventh-seeded New Mexico at 1 p.m. PT.
SDSU broke open a one-point game with a 34-17 run over the final 15 minutes, 37 seconds en route to the win. San Diego State also outscored the Cowgirls (12-17), 38-24, in the second half.
Clements, the Mountain West Player of the Year, was 9-for-15 from the floor, including 9-for-11 from inside the three-point arc, and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line. She added a team-high six rebounds in 30 minutes.
Hopkins had a solid all-around game with 16 points, 10 assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block. It was her fifth double-double of the season and third with points and assists.
Senior Kalena Tutt was perfect from the field (5-for-5) with 10 points. It was her second double-figure scoring game of the season and first since Nov. 26 against Washington.