An 11-0 run by Cal State L.A. in the middle of the second half turned the tide on Cal State Stanislaus as the Warriors dropped another close game this weekend, this time a 64-58 decision.
Nick Hodge led the Warriors with 16 points as one of three Warriors to score in double figures but that wasn't quite enough. Cal State Stanislaus dropped its second straight road game and fell to 6-8 overall and 3-7 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
The Warriors gained the momentum in the second half in a closely contested game. Stanislaus finally took a four-point lead, 46-42, at 9:44 on a Clinton Tremelling three-pointer. However, the Warriors wouldn't score again for three-plus minutes.
By the time Sam Marcus made a free throw for the team's 47th point at 6:28, Cal State L.A. had used an 11-0 run to take a seven-point lead.
The Golden Eagles (9-5, 6-4 CCAA) would take an eight-point lead on a James Tillman bucket for their largest cushion.
Still, the Warriors rallied late and got as close as two points, at 60-58, on a three-pointer by Ray Mitchell with 11 seconds left. However, Cal State L.A. made its free throws — and created two Stanislaus turnovers — in the final seconds for the final score.
Marcus Walters chipped in 11 points and Mitchell finished with 10 points. The Warriors, however, were out-rebounded 40-20. Cal State L.A. also converted on 18 of 24 free throw tries while the Warriors managed to get to the line for eight free throw attempts (and made two).
Tillman ended up with 19 points to lead the Golden Eagles.
Stanislaus women fall to Golden Eagles
Tessondra Williams showed why she's one of the top scorers in the conference on Saturday night. Williams scored 29 points to lead the Cal State L.A. Golden Eagles over Cal State Stanislaus, 70-57, in L.A.
However, the game was closer than what the final score shows before Cal State L.A. pulled away late to improve to 12-5 overall and 7-3 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Williams scored 10 of her team's final 12 points with eight of them from the free throw line to help seal the deal. She was 6-for-8 from the field with three three-pointers and she made all 14 of her free throw attempts.
The Warriors (2-13, 1-9 CCAA) were led by Lauren Godde, who finished with 15 points. Godde, who entered the week as the fourth-best scorer in the conference, was in a scoring showdown match-up against Williams (second in the CCAA with 19.1 points per game before the weekend).
Devin Brown chipped in 13 points for the Warriors while Erin Godde made three three-pointers for nine points. Katie Staack had a career-best with seven rebounds.
After the Golden Eagles scored the first six points of the game, the Warriors went on a 10-2 run to take a two-point lead after a Lauren Godde three-pointer to make it 10-8. No one would lead by more than three points after that in the half before the Golden Eagles took a 29-28 halftime lead.
The Warriors trailed by as many as eight points 10 minutes into the second half but they cut the deficit down to four with a jumper by Molly Farrar and later again a layup by Devin Brown.
However, L.A. scored seven unanswered points, capped by a Bree Parsons trey at 4:37 to stay ahead.
After a 0-4 stretch on the road over two weekends, the Warriors will be home to host Cal State East Bay and Cal State Monterey Bay next week at Fitzpatrick Arena.