The Sonoma State University women’s basketball team won their first exhibition game of the year with a 58-42 victory over William Jessup Friday night in a Halloween matchup at The Wolves’ Den. Freshman guard Leeana Bade stole the spotlight as she led all players with 14 points and added five rebounds. This game was one of two exhibition games before the Seawolves start the regular season with their first game on Nov. 15 against Menlo.
The Seawolves maintained control for most of the game. Junior guards Taylor Acosta and Tanner Adams also put up nine points of their own, and Crystal Sewell led the way for William Jessup with seven points with only playing just over a quarter of the game.
Turnovers killed William Jessup, as the Seawolves scored 33 of their 58 points off of their turnovers, while William Jessup only scored 11 points off of Seawolf turnovers. Another key factor for Sonoma State’s victory was their bench. SSU’s bench outscored their opponent’s bench 26-6. Shooting percentages weren’t high, as William Jessup shot just 30 percent, and the Seawolves shot 33 percent.
The Seawolves hope to have a better season than last year, as they finished last in the CCAA standings with a 3-19 record. They are a very young team, as their roster consists of nine freshman, six juniors, and no sophomores or seniors.
Their next game is this Friday against UC Davis. Tip off is at 7 p.m.