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November 19, 2013 > Cal State East Bay Report

Cal State East Bay Report

Submitted By Steve Connolly

November 15
CSUEB 82, Fresno Pacific 77

The Cal State East Bay men's basketball team notched its first victory of 2013-14 with a hard-fought 82-77 win over Fresno Pacific (1-2) at the 13th annual Ron Logsdon Classic, hosted by Sonoma State. Jacari Whitfield set a career high with 24 points to lead the Pioneers (1-2). Gabe Kindred set a school record, going 11-for-11 at the free throw line as Gus Argenal picked up his first win as a head coach.

November 16
CSUEB 90, Dominican 51

Five different Pioneers scored in double figures as Cal State East Bay routed Dominican 90-51 during day one action of the PacWest/CCAA Challenge at Kezar Pavilion on Saturday, November 16. Brianna Terrance poured in a career-high 20 points and Tori Breshers came off the bench to record her first career double-double in the teamÕs first win of the season.

November 17
Pioneers Sweep Weekend with Second Half Surge

Cal State East Bay was the victor in both of its CCAA/PacWest Challenge games over the weekend after taking down host Academy of Art, 91-83 on Sunday. Stephanie Lopez scored a season-high 21 points and gave the Pioneers an early second half lead they would not relinquish.

One night after scoring 90 points for the first time during the tenure of current East Bay Head Coach Suzy Barcomb, the Pioneers did one better by putting up 91 against the Urban Knights (2-2). Lopez led a group of four Pioneers to score in double figures, to go along with five rebounds, four assists, and a pair of steals.

ÒSteph (Lopez) played a terrific game. She directed the team well, took great shots, and when needed she made the correct pass to the open player,Ó praised Barcomb.

For the second straight game senior Sarah Finlay shot 7-for-9 from the field and scored 17 points. She was named to the PacWest/CCAA Challenge All-Tournament Team. Finlay finished the weekend shooting 14-of-18 from the field, 5-of-7 from three, averaging 6.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and a steal in two games.

ÒSarah had another great night shooting the ball,Ó said Barcomb. ÒAs a team we shared the ball very well and our shot selections were great.Ó

Rachel Finnegan contributed season-highs of six assists and three steals, and equaled her best effort of the year with eight points going 3-for-3 from the field. Danielle Peacon finished with 13 points in only 18 minutes. Brianna Terrance scored 15 points on the heels of her career-best 20-point effort on Saturday.

ÒThis was a good weekend for us as we continue to build upon our strengths and improve upon our weaknesses,Ó said Barcomb. ÒAcademy (of Art) is a great and are relentless with the 3-ball. I was proud of how our defense regrouped in the second halfÉThat was the difference in the game.Ó

The Urban Knights held a slim 50-46 halftime lead in large part to a 9-for-18 shooting performance from beyond the arc. The Pioneers held the tournament hosts to just a 4-for-14 effort from downtown in the second half as Coach Barcomb earned her first win over Academy of Art in four tries.

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