Lauren Godde scored a season high and Ana Burch had a career-best night as the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team beat Chico State, 83-82, in overtime Saturday night inside Acker Gym.
Godde scored 28 points and Burch scored a career-high 20 points to lead the Warriors as they improved to 6-2 overall and 3-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Riley Holladay chipped in eight points and pulled seven rebounds while Briana Cotton and Jasmine Washington each scored seven.
Godde was 10-for-20 shooting, made seven free throws, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked two shots to lead Stanislaus.
Cal State Stanislaus, which beat the then sixth ranked Wildcats on Nov. 26 in Turlock, has swept the season series over Chico State for the first time during the CCAA era. Prior to this season, the Warriors were 6-24 in 30 CCAA games against Chico State and never won twice in a season.
Burch's three-pointer with 1:50 left in overtime turned out to be the biggest bucket of the night as it gave the Warriors a four-point lead. The trey followed a Godde fastbreak layup that answered a Chico State three-pointer which gave the Wildcats a brief lead.
Courtney Hamilton led Chico (5-3, 1-3 CCAA), the preseason favorites to win the conference championship in 2014, with a solid all-around game. Hamilton had 17 points, eight rebounds, nine assists, four steals and three blocked-shots.
It was Hamilton who forced the extra period when she lay-in a bucket with one second left in regulation. Godde's layup and a Burch free throw had given Stanislaus a two-point edge in the final seconds.
Cal State Stanislaus used a 22-6 to close out the first half that turned a four-point deficit into a 12-point lead, 49-37, at intermission.
However, Chico State had a 21-9 run to start the second half to tie the score at 58-58 about halfway into the second half.
The Wildcats stayed in the game mainly behind Hamilton and trips to the free throw line. Chico State was 25 of 39 from the foul line but made just 3 of 14 three-pointers.
After a pair of Godde free throws with 3:10 to go in OT, Annie Ward nailed a triple to give Chico State a 79-78 lead. But the Wildcats failed to get back on defense and Burch found a wide-open Godde for an easy layup to regain the lead.
Chico State then threw the ball away, giving Burch the chance to knock down her third three-pointer of the night at 1:50 left for a four-point lead. A free throw and a jumper by Hamilton put Chico back within one and after a missed jumper by the Warriors, the Wildcats were not able to hit on a final second desperation try.