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Warriors end season with loss to Broncos at CCAA tourney

POSTED March 1, 2011 11:09 p.m.

The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball wrapped up their 2010-11 season after a 76-55 loss to Cal Poly Pomona in round one of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Basketball Championship tournament.

The Warriors finished 13-14 overall while Cal Poly Pomona (23-4) will move on to play in the semi-final game at Cal State East Bay. The Broncos will take on Cal State San Bernardino Friday night.

Senior Katie Busi ended her stellar career with her 37th double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Chrisin Gowan, another senior, had nine points. Jameiz Terrell chipped in eight for the Warriors.

Reyana Colson, the CCAA's top scorer, had 24 points to lead her team. Three other Broncos also scored in double-digits: Charlene Popoff and Sarah Semenero each had 12, and Megan Ford chipped in 10.

The Warriors had a rough start on the Broncos court in the first half.  Early in the game, the Warriors were hanging close within five points until Cal Poly Pomona's Sarah Semanero made a three-pointer at 5:42 to give the Broncos a 21-15 lead.  The Broncos maintained their lead and increased it to a total of 15 points to wrap up the first half.  

Cal Poly Pomona led by as many as 31 points halfway through the second half on a Colson jumper at 9:45 for a 61-30 score.

The Warriors were unable to shut down a strong Broncos offense allowing Cal Poly Pomona to gain a game high lead of 31 points after a jumper at 9:45 by Reyana Colson.  The Warriors fought back, but just could not catch the running Broncos, finishing the game with a score of 76-55.  

Fouls and turnovers affected much of the Warriors play as they committed 23 fouls to the Broncos' 15.  The Warriors were forced to 21 turnovers, while the Broncos only lost the ball 16 times throughout the contest.  

The Warriors were strong from the foul line shooting 8-for-9, 88.9 percent.  However, the Bronco had 36 chances on the line and made 22 of those free points as a major difference in the game.

Cal State Stanislaus also didn't shoot well, making just 38.5 percent of its field goal attempts. The Warriors were just 25 percent in the first half.

Cal State Monterey Bay will square off against UC San Diego in the other women's semifinal game at 8 p.m. on Friday.

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