Cowgirls Claim Surf 'N Slam Title With Win Over San Diego State
SAN DIEGO, California - No. 14 Oklahoma state claimed the Surf ‘N Slam Classic title in San Diego Sunday afternoon, taking down San Diego State, 80-72.
Toni Young scored 30 points to lead the Cowgirls, while Liz Donohoe had 25 points.
Tiffany Bias played all 40 minutes for OSU, scoring 12 points, all from the free-throw line, and dishing out 13 assists.
Chelsea Hopkins and Courtney Clements each scored 13 points to lead the Aztecs. Deajanae Scurry added 12 points off the bench.
Oklahoma State dominated in the paint, outscoring SDSU 38-24. The Aztecs preferred to live on the perimeter, hitting 10-of-23 three-point attempts for the game.
The Cowgirls' dominance in the paint led to a huge advantage at the free-throw line, where OSU went 24-of-26. SDSU went to the line just 15 times, hitting only eight attempts.
SDSU kept the game close in the first half, shooting 51.7 percent from the field with four three-pointers finding the mark. OSU struggled to shoot the ball well, led 38-34 at the break thanks to a 14-of-14 performance at the charity stripe.
The Cowgirls extended their lead in the second half, going up by as many as 12, and never allowing SDSU to get closer than six until the final minute.
OSU opens conference play Wednesday night against Texas Tech. Tip time from Stillwater is set for 7 p.m.