December 16, 2009 > Lady Pioneers remain winless
Lady Pioneers remain winless
By Jeff Weisinger
A 0-6 start without even breaking the 70-point mark was not where the Cal State East Bay women's basketball team wanted to find itself. But after losing 77-62 at Central Washington on Saturday, Dec. 12, that's exactly where they stood.
The Lady Pioneers had three players finish with double-digit points, however East Bay could not hold on to any sort of lead all game as they were forced to play from behind. The 62 points scored is an improvement from the past two games, when the Lady Pioneers were held under 50 points by Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State San Bernardino.
Andrea Rodriguez finished with 11 points; Natalie Montes had 12 points; and Claudia Nelson led East Bay with 14 points on the day.
East Bay led just twice all game, both times early in the first half. The Lady Pioneers had a small, 13-9 lead after the first five minutes, but Central Washington would go on a 9-2 run to go up 18-13 midway through the first half, and would take a 39-26 halftime lead.
The Lady Pioneers will look to snap their six-game skid when they host U.C. San Diego, Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m.
Since starting the season 2-2, the Pioneers have lost four in a row, the most recent being a 89-60 loss to Seattle Pacific on Saturday, Dec. 12.
East Bay (2-6, 0-2) has been held under 70 points during the four-game losing streak and have only gone over the 70-point mark once all season, that of which coming in their win against Notre Dame de Namur back on November 27.
Mark Samuels led East Bay with 16 points on the day with Donavan Jackson finishing with 10.
Seattle Pacific started the game with a 6-0 lead and never looked back as they led the entire game, including leading by no less than 20 points in the second half, forcing East Bay to play from behind.
The Pioneers will look to turn things around when they play conference opponent U.C. San Diego Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.