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Warriors suffer losses at CSSB’s Coyotes Den

POSTED February 6, 2010 12:46 a.m.
SAN BERNARDINO — Both the Cal State Stanislaus women’s and men’s basketball teams suffered losses to Cal State Bernardino on Friday.
Alishea Kelly had 23 points, but the women Warriors lost to Cal State San Bernardino, 76-70, Friday at Coussoulis Arena.
Kelly was 8-for-14 from the field and Christin Gowan scored 17 points with nine rebounds to lead Cal State Stanislaus. The Warriors dropped to 5-13 overall and 4-10 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Krystal Urzua had 19 points and Amanda Ragains scored 18 points off the bench to lead the Coyotes as they improved to 12-8 overall and 8-7 in the CCAA.
A 24-6 run mid-way through the second half help put the Warriors away. After CSUSB took a 40-36 lead at the half, the Warriors closed it to a one-point gap twice with the final coming at 44-43 with 17:24 left. That was as close as CSUS came the rest of the contest as the Coyotes had six different players score in that run to put CSUSB up 64-49 with 7:57 remaining. Cal State San Bernardino took its biggest lead of the half at 67-51 with 7:11 left.
CSUSB held a double-digit lead up until the 1:58 mark when Kelly hit a layup and Gowan found the bottom of net with a three to cap a 14-3 run as the Warriors cut it to 70-65 with 1:20 left. Despite the late run, the Coyotes were able to hold off Stanislaus in the final two minutes.
Neither team led by more than four in the first half until the 10:10 mark when Ragains capped an 8-0 run with a trey to put the Coyotes up 27-20. The Warriors cut it to 32-31 with 3:14 left in the half, but back-to-back treys by Ashlee Ford and Ragains put CSUSB up 38-31. Stanislaus got an offensive put back and a three to cut it 38-36 with 59 seconds left before Kymberly Ooten sank a two to give the Coyotes a 40-36 lead at intermission.
The Warriors out-scored the Coyotes 28-6 in the paint, but the CSUSB bench notched 30 points compared to just 18 from Stanislaus.
The Coyotes Den wasn’t so kind to Stanislaus men’s coach Larry Reynolds for his homecoming Friday night as Cal State San Bernardino pulled away late in the game to defeat Cal State Stanislaus, 71-57.
Frank Monge led the Warriors with 11 points and Jordan Stokes pulled 10 rebounds but Stanislaus dropped its second straight and four of its last five and falls to 9-10 overall and 5-9 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Corey Caston scored 22 points and Devon Davis had 16 to lead CSU San Bernardino, the CCAA co-leader in the standings, to improve to 14-5 overall and 12-3 in conference play.
A Monge layout at 7:12 pulled the Warriors within three but was as close as they got as CSUSB used a 15-3 for a comfortable lead.
Reynolds built the San Bernardino program to its regional powers as he spent five seasons as head coach at CSUSB from 1997-2002 and posted 110-35 records with three conference championships and two regional titles.
The Coyotes are able to avenge a Jan. 3 loss at Warrior Arena when the Warriors held on for a 70-68 win.
The Warriors trailed by just five, 35-30, at intermission after trailing by as many as 12 points at 20-8 early on.

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