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January 27, 2010 > "0-fer" real? Lady Pioneers "Jack-ed" down to 0-16

"0-fer" real? Lady Pioneers "Jack-ed" down to 0-16

After showing signs of improvement in a tight 58-51 loss against Sonoma State on Thursday night, the Cal State East Bay (CSUEB) Women's Basketball team simply did not show up against Humboldt State on Saturday night, embarrassingly losing to the Jacks 82-43.

CSUEB (0-16, 0-11) shot just a mere 24 percent from the court on the night, and the 43 total points is the lowest amount of points scored by them all season; the 39 point loss is the biggest defeat for the Lady Pioneers this season.

On a brighter side, CSUEB had two players drop double digits against the Jacks on the night. Claudia Nelson continued her stellar season, scoring 10 on the night while freshman center Marlene MacMillian recorded a team high 12 points on the night.

Humboldt (12-4, 10-2) fired out on all cylinders on Saturday night, starting the game on a 21-3 run in the game's first 10 minutes, and never led by less than double digits as they would take a 46-20 halftime lead.

The Jacks continued their dominance in the second half, as Humboldt State would come out of the break on a 15-0 run in the half's first seven minutes with Humboldt State shooting 41.7 percent from the court in the second half.

MacMillan broke the run off of her layup with 12:32 to go in the game; however Humboldt State would maintain their double digit lead throughout the half, including leading by as much as 40, 67-27, with just over nine minutes left.

East Bay returns from a dismal two-game road trip to begin a four-game home stand, as the Lady Pioneers will look for win number one when they host Cal State San Bernardino on Jan. 28 at 5:30 p.m. East Bay lost at San Bernardino 70-42 back on Dec. 5.

Men's Basketball: East Bay 89, Sonoma State 87

A rough start may have been what the CSUEB Men's Basketball team needed as the Pioneers pulled off a thrilling 89-87 win in overtime against Sonoma State on Jan. 21.

The win marks their first pair of back-to-back wins this season for CSUEB with the 89 points marking the highest offensive point total in a game this season for them.

Four Pioneers scored double-digits against the Seawolves on the night. Jun Uchida and Will Freedman had 19 and 18 points, respectively, while Demetrius Owens scored 11 off the bench with teammate Frankie McWirt following him with 10.

CSUEB (5-10, 2-8) found a way to fight back from an early 39-18 first half lead, which became a 43-27 halftime deficit.

Even though they shot a mere 33.3 percent from the court on the night, CSUEB fought back in the second half as McWirt's jumper helped the Pioneers claw to within four, 73-69, and nailed a three-pointer with just under a minute remaining to bring CSUEB within one, 73-72. Freedman would nail a three-pointer of his own as time expired to send the game into overtime, also capping a season high 50-point second half by the Pioneers.

CSUEB completed the rally with 2:40 left as Owen's second free throw gave CSUEB the 82-81 lead, and Jawaan Rubin's three-point play sealed the win for CSUEB in the final seconds of overtime.

The Pioneers will take on Cal State Bernardino on Jan. 28 in the first of four straight home-games.

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