The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team was defeated 85-80 by Humboldt State Thursday night in a California Collegiate Athletic Association contest at Lumberjack Arena.
The Warriors fell to 10-9 overall and 8-7 in the CCAA. Humboldt State improved to 11-8 overall and 8-7 in conference play. Both teams are tied for sixth in the CCAA standings.
With Thursday's loss, the Warriors split the season series against the Lumberjacks after beating HSU in Turlock, 81-78, on Dec. 4.
Andreanna Marshall led the Warriors with 21 points, shooting 8-for-15 from the floor and 5-for-7 from the foul line.
Within the first four minutes of the game, Humboldt State sank three consecutive three-pointers to take an 11-3 lead and set the pace of the game. Cal State Stanislaus was able to stay within 10 points throughout the first half, but were never able to take the lead from the Lumberjacks.
The Warriors started off the second half trailing 46-37. Humboldt State extended their lead to a game-high 14 points with 7:51 left in regulation, but the Warriors soon saw the win within their grasp after an 11-3 run during a 3 1/2 minute stretch that put the Warriors within five points of Humboldt State. The Lumberjacks did not allow Stanislaus to gain any more leverage and ended up taking the game.
Contributing to Marshall's offensive efforts was Jeanette Rowe, who improved her career high to 14 points. Katie Busi scored 13 points, all in the second half. Theresa Henderson also had double-digit points with a total of 10 on the night.
Although the Warriors were out-rebounded by the 'Jacks, Busi was still able to snag nine and Henderson pulled down five rebounds.
Leading the Lumberjack offense was Lisa Petty with 24 points. Petty was 7-for-15 from the floor, 8-for-9 from the foul line, and 2-for-6 in three-pointers. She also led her team with nine rebounds.
Three-pointers were what gave Humboldt State the upper hand, shooting 10-23 from the arch. Taylor Kilgore was 3-for-5, Jenna Hamilton was 2-for-2, and Catie Richards was 2-for-4 from the three-point line.
The Warriors next game will be against Sonoma State today in Rohnert Park. Tip-off is at 5:30 p.m. Sonoma State lost to Chico State, 64-44, Thursday night.