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Women Warriors fall to Sonoma
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The Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team had a golden opportunity to end its recent struggles. However, the Warriors weren't able to produce offensively or stop the Seawolves defensively as Sonoma State ended its own long streak with a 71-58 decision on Saturday.
Sonoma State almost couldn't do anything wrong as the Seawolves snapped a nine-game losing streak. The Warriors, on the other hand, lost for the fourth straight time — and sixth time in the last eight games to fall to 10-8 overall and 7-7 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Briana Cotton accounted for most of Stanislaus' scoring with 22 points. The other Warrior leaders — Lauren Godde, Riley Hollady and Jasmine Washington — combined to shoot 5-for-29 for a total of 19 points. Stanislaus shot just 23.5 percent in the second half including just one of 16 from behind the arch in the loss.
Four Seawolves (3-15, 2-12 CCAA) were in double digits in scoring led by Taylor Acosta with 17 points and seven rebounds. Kristina Fahey added 13 points with nine rebounds and Bronte Sheahan and Tanner Adams chipped in 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Cotton was the only bright spot for Stanislaus as the sophomore guard went 8-for-11 from the field, including three three-pointers. She was also 3-for-3 from the line. But the rest of the team combined to shoot 12-for-51 (23.5 percent).
Still, the Warriors had chances to escape with a win as they trailed by just six points after a pair of Godde free throws with 6:17 to go. But while Stanislaus couldn't make it's passes or find the bottom of the net, Sonoma State used a 7-0 run extend the lead to 13, 62-49.
The Warriors are home again next weekend when they host Cal State San Bernardino and UC San Diego.