The Lady Seawolves went on a weekend road trip to Chico State and Cal State Stanislaus, and came back with a loss and win. Sonoma State’s women basketball players were 2-14 going into the road trip. They looked to battle it out with archrival Chico State and opponent Cal State Stanislaus.
The Sonoma State women’s basketball team traveled to Chico to kick off the second half of the conference schedule against the host team Wildcats. Chico State opened up the game up 5-0 on account of a three pointer and a layup. The Seawolves continued to stay in the game. Their first points scored were off a jump shot by Seawolf Hannah Sourek. Kristina Fahey scored a 3-pointer to make it 7-5 with Chico State only winning by a score. The first half was mostly consistent with Chico State’s largest lead being 12 points. The Seawolves continued to trail throughout the half. The final score of the first half ended 37-28 with the Wildcats up by nine.
The second half began with the Wildcats scoring six unanswered points and three turnovers for the lady Seawolves. The struggle continued with Chico State going up by 18 with under 14 minutes left in the game. The lack of boards accounted for zero second-chance points for the second half along with no fast break points throughout the entire game. The Wildcats did a good job of holding our Seawolves off ending the game with a dominant score of 79-45.
The Seawolves suffered their ninth straight loss by a 34 point deficit. Fahey led the Seawolves with 12 points, followed by Famh Fong with eight points. The Seawolves shot poorly, making only 16 of 55 attempted field goals. The Wolves were efficient from the free throw line going 9-14 but went 4-14 on three pointers. There are many things the lady Wolves needed to work on but there was no time to sit and worry. The Seawolves headed to Cal State Stanislaus to battle it out and try to snap their nine-game losing streak.
Saturday stuck as the Seawolves headed to Turlock to take on the CSU Stanislaus Warriors in what would become a basketball shootout. The game started with a Warriors turnover and a good layup by Seawolf #32 Hannah Sourek to put Sonoma State up 2-0. The game continued with back and forth scoring for the entire half. The teams were tied at 20 a piece with just over five minutes left in the first half. With 19 seconds left in the first half, the Stanislaus Warriors’ Briana Cotton hit a three pointer to put them up 34-31. The Seawolves got the ball back and with just two seconds left, #21 Famh Fong hit a Taylor Acosta-assisted three pointer to answer right back and tie the game at the half to 34 points even.
The second half opened up with a Warriors’ layup putting them on top. It continued back and forth through the first 10 minutes. The game was tied at 47 with 10 more minutes of play in the second half. Seawolf #3 Taylor Acosta made both her free throws after a foul to spark an eight point scoring streak over the next two minutes. The Seawolves were winning 55-47 with eight minutes left to play.
Once the scoring streak happened, the Seawolves appeared to be the more dominant team continuing their lead to 63-51 with just under four minutes left. The Warriors struggled to get within 10 points of the lady Seawolves to end the game. The Wolves played good defense and scored points when it mattered to raise the number in the win column. Taylor Acosta led the Seawolves with 17 points, seven rebounds, and four assists. Fahey also played terrific, scoring 13 points along with nine rebounds and three assists.
The Sonoma State Seawolves succeeded in their effort to get the win in a 71-58 victory over Cal State Stanislaus, snapping their long nine-game losing streak. The Seawolves advanced to a 3-15 overall record and hope to take this win back to Rohnert Park Friday evening as they host Cal State Los Angeles in what should be a basketball frenzy. The Los Angeles Golden Eagles are sitting on a 12-6 record going into this weekend. The lady Seawolves will study their split games from the weekend and work hard to win the next two games at home against Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills.