The Sonoma State Seawolves split their last two-game home series with a 58-49 loss against Cal State LAon Friday and a dominant 65-50 victory against Cal State Dominguez Hills on Saturday.
“Last night we played Cal State LA, a really good team and very oversized, and we were pretty banged up,” said Rich Shayewitz, associate head coach. “We expended a lot of energy last night competing with them. It was a one point game at the half and we just fell short in the second half. We have some injuries going on and we were short handed as well.”
Carly Gill, junior point guard, and Madison Burroughs, junior guard, were the two leading scorers for the Seawolves, contributing 26 points to the scoreboard.An injury sidelined Kylie Kiech, Sonoma’s top scorer, so their minutes were vital.
The Seawolves totaled 13 steals for the night, a season high, but it was not enough to seal the victory against the Cal State LA Golden Eagles.
On Saturday, as Dominguez Hills entered the Den for Sonoma’s last home game, the Seawolves sealed the victory for a second time against the Toros. Sonoma State jumped the gun early on and lead the game 33-24 at halftime.
Their defense was strong and able to hold the lead over the Toros throughout the match. Burroughs had a game-high of 17 points for Sonoma, while Gill contributed 13 points and was impressive on the defensive end, adding four steals to help put the Toros away.
“We had played them before and our zone was pretty effective against them. They are also banged up and so we were able to stay in the zone, rebound out of it, and move the ball,” Shayewitz said. “We got some good production tonight from some of our players who we haven’t got production from earlier in the season.”
These last two
home games put the Seawolves to an overall 12-12 record on the season. Sonoma will play their final two away games of the season against Humboldt State and Cal Poly Pomona this coming Thursday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 25.
“We are going try our hardest to stay strong on defense like we usually do, get shots up and hopefully get to the basket to get free throws,” said sophomore center Morgan Maclean.