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Cal Poly Pomona too much for young Warriors
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The less-experienced Warriors could not keep up with 12th-ranked Cal Poly Pomona as the Broncos used a huge first half run to take control en route to an 81-56 win Thursday night.
Theresa Henderson had 18 points and Lauren Godde added 17 points and pulled eight rebounds to lead Cal State Stanislaus. The Warriors, however, fell to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association play.
Cal Poly Pomona remains unbeaten in four games and improved to 2-0 in CCAA action. The Broncos are led by Charlene Popoff with 20 points and 12 rebounds. Megan Ford chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds.
The Warriors were out-rebounded 50 to 27 and were 1-for-13 from beyond the arch. Stanislaus made 45.7 percent of its 3-pointers in the first three games. Thursday night, the first triple came on the last attempt, a long shot made by Erin Godde with 1:12 left to play.
After making just two of their first 12 shots, the Broncos caught fire after the first media timeout. Pomona went on a 25-7 run to turn a one-point Stanislaus lead to a 17-point, 31-14, game in a matter of eight minutes.
Jameiz Terrell, who finished with 10 points, gave Stanislaus a 7-4 lead early with a fastbreak layup. A pair of CPP free throws just before the first timeout made it 7-6, and that was the last time the Warriors had the lead.
Cal Poly Pomona's biggest lead was 27 at the 7:28 mark in the second half.
The most experienced player in the Stanislaus starting five is sophomore Lauren Godde, who made 23 starts as a freshman. Out of the other four starters - Erin Godde, Rosa Tirado, Henderson and Terrell - only Terrell made six starts in 2010-11. That inexperience showed against Cal Poly Pomona, a team that reached the NCAA Division II Elite Eight last spring and are picked to finish second in this year's preseason poll.
Pomona regained its dominance against the Warriors by improving its all-time series mark to 30-7. The Warriors had snapped a 14-game losing skid to the Broncos last February in an 83-80 upset at Fitzpatrick Arena after an 80-57 decision in Pomona earlier in the year.
Cal State Stanislaus will next face San Francisco State today in San Francisco. The Gators (0-6, 0-2 CCAA) narrowly lost to Chico State, 59-54, Thursday.