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Warriors succumb to another low-scoring game
Cal State Stanislaus guard Dwight Jones, right, tries to get past a Cal State L.A. defender on Saturday night at Warrior Arena. - photo by CHHUN SUN / The Journal
With about 20 seconds left, Cal State Stanislaus guard Prince Abidoye lofted up a shot. It went sailing, as at least a couple of his teammates on the bench stood up in anticipation. It went in.
But it wasn’t a game-winner. Far from that, actually.
It was an important shot, however, in terms of dodging history. The 3-pointer helped the Warriors avoid matching their all-time low score set on the previous night. In all, Stanislaus succumbed to a 51-44 loss to Cal State L.A. on Saturday night at Warrior Arena in the California Collegiate Athletic Association game, highlighted by a season-low 24.1-percent performance from the floor.
The Warriors missed 41 out of 51 shots. With that, they fell to 4-7 league and 8-8 overall marks and suffered their fourth loss in six games.
But the game was much closer than the one they endured Friday night, when they were held to a school-record 41 points by Cal State Dominguez Hills in a 56-41 disappointment in front of their home crowd. The Warriors had only 18 first-half points in that game.
Once again, things looked bad in Saturday’s game. The Warriors produced just 17 points in the first half. But they gradually made the game interesting with about 3 minutes left. Matt Ibewiro tipped in a rebound to make it 43-39, but the Golden Eagles maintained and hit 6 of 8 free-throws to end the game.
Cal State L.A. had three double-digit scorers, with Dwayne Jones and Chris Fields leading with 13 points apiece.
No Warriors finished with more than nine points (Chad Johnson and Abidoye). They also shot 14-for-25 from the foul line.
Stanislaus continues a five-game home stand against San Francisco State on at 7:30 p.m. on Friday.
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