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Warriors no longer winless in league play

POSTED January 8, 2010 11:22 p.m.
The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors finally ended their nagging slump in women’s basketball on Thursday night and a lot of the credit goes to Alishea Kelly, the Mesa State transfer who’s becoming a serious threat every time she steps on the court.
Kelly, a senior who made her debut on Jan. 2 after waiting for her transfer eligibility to be completed, turned in her best game yet. She exploded for 26 points, nine rebounds, three blocks, two assists and four steals in a 93-64 thumping of Cal State East Bay in Hayward, a first-time participant in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
That snapped a six-game losing skid, giving the Warriors a 2-7 overall record and 1-4 in the CCAA before today’s 5:30 p.m. game at UC San Diego. Stanislaus will look to continue its winning way.
The Warriors lost the three previous games by no more than nine points.
On Thursday, it was once again competitive for Stanislaus. The Pioneers had a 47-36 halftime lead, but the Warriors dumped 57 points in the final 20 minutes. Katie Busi had her seventh double-double this season, grabbing 21 rebounds — 10 of them on offense — and scoring 14 points with two blocks and three assists. Andreanna Marshall contributed with 20 points and four steals, more than enough to give the Warriors their first league win.
The 29-point win is Stanislaus’ biggest margin of victory since the Warriors topped Cal State Monterey Bay, 93-42, in the 2001-02 season.

Stanislaus men squeeze out comeback win
With big nights on the board and from Jordan Stokes, the Cal State Stanislaus men’s basketball team captured back-to-back CCAA wins by outlasting Cal State East Bay in a 66-58 decision.
It helped that the Warriors outrebounded the Pioneers 39-22, while getting production from Stokes (16 points) and Matt Ibewiro (11 points, seven rebounds) with Frank Monge and Prince Abidoye each chipping in 10 points.
Stanislaus came back from a 34-30 halftime deficit to improve to 6-4 overall, and 2-3 in the league. The Warriors will look to continue their streak at UC San Diego today at 7:30 p.m.
To contact Chhun Sun, e-mail csun@turlockjournal.com or call 634-9141 ext. 2041.

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