Making the free throws when they count the most, the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team hung on to defeat Notre Dame de Namur, 71-69, Saturday at the CCAA/PacWest Shootout at San Francisco State.
Devin Brown and Erin Godde made their free throws in the final seconds of the game for the final difference as the Warriors go 1-1 in the tournament and improved to 3-4 this season. Cal State Stanislaus was led by Theresa Henderson for the fifth straight game as the senior guard scored 19 points and pulled 11 rebounds for her fourth career double-double.
Jameiz Terrell, who nailed a pivotal jumper with 1:04 to go, finished with 16 points to tie her career-best scoring game. Godde ended up with 10 points, which is also a personal high.
Notre Dame de Namur's Trisha Malaspina converted on two free-throws to give the Argonauts a three-point, 69-66, lead with 1:08 to go. Terrell quickly responded with a jumper with the game's final field goal to pull within one.
Brown was sent to the line after grabbing an offensive rebound and the junior guard made both to give the Warriors an one-point lead. During the NDNU possession, Godde created a turnover and was fouled on the play. She made the first of her two free throws for the final score. A NDNU three-point attempt by Emily Vore as time expired was no good.
Cal State Stanislaus snapped a three-game skid despite being out-rebounded 53-33. The Warriors were also below average from the 3-point arc, going 4-for-15. They shot just 68.4 percent from the free throw line, but was 9-for-11 (81.8 percent) in the second half.
Unlike Friday, the Warriors were strong early, jumping out to a 10-point, 15-5 lead, at 13:40 in the first half.
Vore finished with 17 points and Pilar Mullins had 16 rebounds to lead Notre Dame de Namur (2-6).
Cal State Stanislaus returns to California Collegiate Athletic Association action on Saturday when they travel to take on Sonoma State.