The Stanislaus men's basketball team will begin a four-game homestand this week with a pair of CCAA games. The Warriors will host UC San Diego on Friday and Cal State San Bernardino on Saturday.
The action will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Tritons in Fitzpatrick Arena. UC San Diego holds a tiny, 16-15, edge over the Warriors in the all-time series (13-9 in CCAA play). Stanislaus, however, won both games in 2010-11 after a nine-game skid against the Tritons.
The last time the teams met was Feb. 10, 2011. Stanislaus won that match up, 71-66, in La Jolla. Reggie Jones and Evan Scott each scored 18 points and combined for eight blocked shots to lead the Warriors last year.
UC San Diego split their last CCAA weekend at home with a win over SF State before losing to undefeated Cal Poly Pomona. Christian Hatch leads UCSD with an average of 14.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
UC San Diego is 0-3 in CCAA road games this season.
On Saturday, the Warriors will host the Coyotes of San Bernardino, with the game starting at 7:30 p.m. The Coyotes hold a 26-7 all-time advantage over Stanislaus. They are also 21-5 during CCAA games. The Warriors are 1-9 in the last 10 meetings. The win came on Jan. 3, 2010, head coach Larry Reynolds' first game against his former team.
The last time the teams met was on Feb. 18, 2011, in Turlock. San Bernardino won 69-56, despite 29 points from Jones. Jones was 10-for-10 from the foul line in that game.
San Bernardino fell to Cal Poly Pomona in overtime (85-76) at home last Thursday. The Coyotes are 3-0 in CCAA road games. Theron Laudermill averages 13.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots per game. CSUSB leads the conference with 5 blocked shots per game.
The Warrior men will be able to enjoy the home court for four straight games. They will also be home at Fitzpatrick Arena for eight of the next 10 games. This, hopefully, will be the time for the Warriors to make a run up the CCAA standings as they have a better record at home. Since 1998, the Warriors are 88-82 in Turlock and 44-125 on the road.
The Stanislaus women's basketball team will also host UC San Diego and Cal State Bernardino this week.
The Warriors' matchup against the Tritons will start at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. Since UC San Diego moved up from Division III to join the CCAA, the Tritons are 18-4 against Stanislaus during conference play (20-8 overall). The last Stanislaus win was on Feb. 8, 2003 (77-70 in Turlock).
The last time the teams met was on Feb. 10, 2011, in La Jolla. UCSD defeated the Warriors, 76-68, for its 16th straight win over Stanislaus. Christin Gowan led CSUS with 20 points in that game.
UC San Diego is off to a 12-0 start this season and are 15-2 in their last 17 regular season CCAA games (CPP beat UCSD both times; CPP also beat UCSD in the CCAA semifinals). Chelsea Carlise leads the team with 17 points per game with 24 3-pointers made. UCSD leads CCAA with 78.2 points per game.
On Saturday, the Warriors will face the Coyotes, starting at 5:30 p.m. Stanislaus trails the all-time series, 18-21. The Warriors won two of the last three games played in Turlock.
The last time the teams met was on Feb. 18, 2011, in Turlock. Andreanna Marshall scored 31 points in the Warriors' 90-82 win. Katie Busi and Gowan both had double-doubles. The Warriors went to the foul line often that night and were 28-for-34.
San Bernardino ended a four-game skid with a game versus San Francisco State on Dec. 30. Angela Streets and Eliza Dy each had 25 points in that game. Streets leads the team with 15 points, followed by Dy with 14 points per game. Streets has also made 21 3-pointers.
The Stanislaus women played seven straight games on the road during the month of December and to start the new year. The Warriors went 2-5 during that stretch and were out-scored by an average of nearly 14 points (74.6 versus 60.7 points per game). These heartbreaking road losses included the two toughest trips during CCAA play where they had to go to Pomona and back up to San Francisco one weekend, then make the 101-trek north to Sonoma State and Humboldt State.
The Warriors did end the seven-game road stretch on a positive note with a win at Chico State Monday night. It was the Warriors' first CCAA win this season.