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February 4, 2014 > Golden Eagles sweep Pioneers

Golden Eagles sweep Pioneers

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Cal State East Bay womenÕs basketball suffered a 58-49 California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) road loss to Cal State L.A. on January 31st. The Golden Eagles are the only team to hold the Pioneer offense under 50 points, doing so in both meetings to sweep the regular season series.

Cal State East Bay shot a season worst 14-of-52 (.269) from the floor and committed a season-high 29 personal fouls. Cal State L.A. knocked down just 18-of-33 free throws, but the defense held East Bay to just one field goal make over the final three minutes to seal the game.

ÒYou will not win a CCAA road game shooting 26 percent and sending a team to the free throw line 33 times. It was a fairly one-sided game in too many statistical categories,Ó said East Bay Head Coach Suzy Barcomb. ÒTonight was very disappointing. I truly thought we were prepared for this tough environment.Ó

CSUEB has yet to win in six tries at the Eagles net since joining the CCAA for the 2009-10 season. The Pioneers scored 60 or more points in all three of its wins against CSULA, while being held to 59 or fewer points in all eight of its losses since the league series began.

Stephanie Lopez led the East Bay offense with 11 points, right at her league average heading into the evening. Her 6-for-6 effort from the charity stripe highlighted a team effort that finished 17-of-21 at the line.

Brianna Terrance and Danielle Peacon were combining to contribute nearly 29 points per CCAA contest, were held to just 17 on Friday. The duo combined for 21 points in the previous meeting while Lopez led the squad with 14.

Tori Breshers finished with 10 points to lead the Pioneer bench and has scored in double digits in four of the past five games. Rachel Finnegan grabbed four more steals to lead the East Bay defensive effort and ranks second in league play with 31.

Paige Melville led all players with 15 points on 4-of-11 shooting from the floor. Alisha Belt finished with 13 points, and Emily Tevez tallied nine shooting 3-for-4 from three.

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