The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team finished 1-1 at the CCAA/PacWest Challenge in San Francisco on Saturday after falling to No. 21 Grand Canyon 70-62.
Leading the Warriors once again was senior Katie Busi, who had 19 points and went 5-for-5 from foul line and 2-for-3 from beyond the 3-point line.
Stanislaus falls to 4-4 overall, as the ranked Antelopes finished 2-0 at the tournament with a 10-1 overall record.
Grand Canyon took possession early over the Warriors but was unable to keep more than a 10-point lead. The Warriors took the lead with 6 minutes, 18 seconds left in the first half after a successful foul shot by Busi. For the final six minutes, the two teams battled back and forth for control over the half, but in the end the Warriors finished the half with a 31-29 edge.
After an early turnover by Cal State Stanislaus in the second half, the Antelopes gained momentum and control once again. With 4:46 left in regulation, Grand Canyon took an 11-point lead over the Warriors, the biggest deficit of the game at that point. The Warriors closed in once again, coming within four points of the Antelopes with 49 seconds and a layup by Lauren Godde, but in the end could not hold off a strong Grand Canyon offense.
Andreanna Marshall had another double-digit night for the Warriors with 10 points. Also, contributing offensively for the Warriors was Theresa Henderson with nine points, Christin Gowan with seven points and Godde with six.
Defensively, Jeanette Rowe led the team for the first time this season with nine rebounds. Three Warriors — Busi, Godde and Marshall — each recorded five rebounds.
Both Busi and Marshall made the all-tournament team. The Warriors will have a long breather before returning to conference play on the road against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Dec. 30.