SJSU looks to keep the ball rolling after comeback win

By Keanu Haghighi (@KeanuHaghighi):

After knocking off the Santa Clara Broncos in a dramatic come-from-behind win in overtime, the SJSU women’s basketball team will try to make it two wins in a row against the University of San Francisco.

Through six games, the Spartans (2-4) are shooting just 38 percent from the field but a reasonable 35 percent from beyond the arc.

Meanwhile, USF (2-4) has shot 42 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range.

Most of the scoring load and shooting numbers will rely on sophomore point guard Taylor Turney. She is the team leader in PPG as well as shot attempts, and ranks second in shooting percentage.

Another key statistic in winning this game will be the rebounding battle. Although SJSU averages more rebounds than USF, the Dons give up about nine less rebounds per game to their opponents.

Senior guard Myzhanique Ladd will have a huge role in giving the Spartans the rebounding advantage against the Dons as she leads the team in offensive and defensive boards.

On the defensive side of the ball, the Spartans will try to contain the Dons leading scorer and rebounder, senior forward Michaela Rakova. Last year, she lead her team in rebounds.

Tip off is at 7 p.m. in the Event Center.

 

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