Quickly bouncing back from Friday's loss, Stanislaus State women's basketball ended the weekend with a 58-45 win over San Francisco State at Ed & Bertha Fitzpatrick Arena Saturday night.
The Warriors (7-9, 5-2 CCAA) were off to a slow start, ending the first half down 23-25. Stan State made a quick turn around after the half time intermission, tying up the score 30 seconds into the third quarter, and keeping the lead for the remainder of the game.
Seniors Cassidy Sanders-Curry and Riley Holladay had outstanding nights, each adding a double-double to their list of accomplishments. Sanders-Curry led the team with 23 points, going 10-for-16 from the field. This was Sanders-Curry's third time scoring 20 points or more in the past two weekends, as well as her third double-double in the past four competitions. She totaled 14 rebounds to lead her team, and added two assists, two steals, and one block.
Holladay also reached two personal milestones, increasing her season-high to 14 points, and matching her season-high of 11 rebounds for the second straight night.
The Warriors went 24-for-74 from the field, shooting 32.4 percent and keeping the Gators shooting at 25.8 percent. Stan State out-rebounded San Francisco State 46-to-41.
Coming back from halftime, the Warriors kept the Gators from hitting a field goal for a 13-minute stretch. In the third quarter alone the Gators went 0-for-17 from the floor. That allowed the Warriors to turn a six-point deficit into a 12-point lead.
Kaitlin DaDalt led the Gators offense with 12 points. She also had two assists and two blocks. Kayla Watterson led with 13 rebounds. SF State is now 2-12, 0-7 CCAA.
The Stan State women will be back in Turlock next weekend for their second of three home weekends this month. They will host Cal State Dominguez Hills on Friday night, and Cal State L.A. on Saturday.
SF State hands Warrior men another setback
The 21st ranked San Francisco State Gators upped their record to 13-1 as they survived an off-shooting night to defeat Stanislaus State, 65-50, Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.
Despite dominating the boards, the Warriors lost their fourth straight contest to fall to 4-10, 1-6 CCAA. Stanislaus State will look to regroup with a pair of home games next weekend during this home-cooking stretch. Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State L.A. visits next week on Friday and Saturday with Stan State playing six of eight games at home in the month of January.
Saturday night against the usually high-scoring Gators, the Warriors did limit SF State to just 37.5 percent shooting from the field — its second worst shooting percentage of the year. SFSU lost to Chico State — its only defeat — when they shot 37 percent. Still, the anemic Stanislaus offense scored fewer than 60 points for the ninth time this season.
The Warriors (4-10, 1-6 CCAA) were led by the inside big men of Vondel Faniel and Kyle Gouveia with 16 and 15 rebounds, respectively. They combined to out-rebound the entire SF State team, which had 30 boards. Faniel scored 19 points to lead all scorers for his third double-double of the season. The 16 rebounds is his career-high.
San Francisco State improved to 13-1 overall and 6-1 in league play behind Derrick Brown's 16 points (four three-pointers), Nick Calcaterra's 12 (two treys) and Coley Apsay's 11 (two triples). The Gators made 10 three-pointers and were 7 of 9 on the foul line.
Faniel carried the Warriors on offense with his 19 points on 9 of 13 shooting. He even made his first three-pointer of his Stan State career. Jaelen Ragsdale chipped in 10 points, but the rest of the team scored a total of 21 points on 9 of 35 shooting.
A 16-0 SF State run late in the first half turned a 15-15 game into a 31-15 Gators lead after a Calcaterra three-pointer. SFSU would lead by as many as 22 points in the second half, but the Warriors did get within 13 points with 4:56 to play when Joey Bennett capped a little 6-0 spurt with a layup.
The Gators were held 17 points below their average of 82.1 points per game. They had shot a sizzling 48.9 percent before Saturday night's game at the Fitz.