The Cal State Stanislaus Warriors lost a hard fought battle in their final match against Chico State Saturday afternoon with an 88-80 setback in a California Collegiate Athletic Association contest.
The Warriors fall to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the CCAA, while the No. 21 Wildcats remain undefeated with a 4-0 record overall and 2-0 in conference play.
Katie Busi was dominant for the Warriors offensively shooting from all areas of the floor. Busi was 8-16 from the paint, 2-5 from the three-point line, and 4-5 from the foul line.
Chico State held Busi at six points earlier this week at their first conference game in Chico. Much like their first contest against Chico, the Warriors had a slow start and at the end of the first half Stanislaus was down 13 points.
Coming back in the second half with some more fight, the Warriors made six of the eight three-pointers made in the second half. Warrior guard Christin Gowan had 15 points, marking her third consecutive game with double-digit points. Lauren Godde recorded a career high of 12 points and Andreanna Marshall had 11 points.
Defensively, Busi led the Warriors once again with six steals, three blocks, and eight rebounds. Contributing to the Warrior defense was Marshall with six rebounds and Gowan with four rebounds and three steals.
Leading the Wildcats in their win was CCAA Player of the Week, Natasha Smith with 28 points and three assists. Center, Pauline Ferrall had 16 points, while Kristin Marquardt led with seven rebounds.
Next, the Warriors host Sonoma State on Friday at Fitzpatrick Arena. Tipoff is at 5:30 p.m.