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February 25, 2014 > Pioneer WomenÕs Basketball

Pioneer WomenÕs Basketball

Submitted By Scott Chisholm

Sizzling second half nets win over Stanislaus

Senior Brianna Terrance scored 23 second half points in lifting Cal State East Bay past Cal State Stanislaus 92-78 inside Pioneer Gymnasium February 21st. The Pioneers moved into a three-way tie for sixth place in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) standings and the final post-season tournament following the victory. ÒWe showed life tonight. We played for each other, especially our seniors,Ó said East Bay Head Coach Suzy Barcomb. ÒWeÕve been faced with so much adversity this year and tonight we pushed through our mistakes to come away with a big win.Ó

Terrance led a group of five Pioneers to score in double figures. Stephanie Lopez had an efficient 21 points highlighted by a 5-for-7 shooting night and 10-for-12 effort at the free throw line. Danielle Peacon had her most impactful night since returning from an injury contributing 15 points and six rebounds before fouling out of the game. Tori Breshers was one board shy of a double-double with 11 points and nine rebounds, to go along with four helpers. Michal Walker finished with 12 points, five rebounds, and four assists.

Contributions came from nearly every player that saw floor time tonight including senior Rachel Finnegan. While the shooters were hot she distributed a season-high seven assists and led the team with three steals. Junior Sharissa Estremera made a clutch 3-point basket to push the Pioneers ahead for good near the midway point of the second half.

East Bay enjoys ÔSenior NightÕ victory

Cal State East Bay played inspired ball during ÒSenior NightÓ on February 22nd in hopes of sending Brianna Terrance and Rachel Finnegan out with a victory in their final game inside Pioneer Gymnasium. It will be a night to remember for the senior duo as the Pioneers outlasted Chico State 63-60 in a down to the wire finish.

ÒWe were running on fumes, but we kept fighting and stayed together as a team. We played this entire weekend for our seniors,Ó said East Bay Head Coach Suzy Barcomb. ÒWe wanted to honor them and I think it gave us such an emotional lift to push us through the end for an incredibly important win.Ó
Terrance was honored during a timeout late in the second half after scoring her 1,000th career point for the Pioneers. She became the third player in program history to join the club alongside Antoinette Goode and Leah Thornton.

ÒIt is very fitting that Bri scored her 1,000 career point tonight on her home floor. It was a key basket to give us a cushion down the stretch,Ó praised Barcomb. Her final two points came with 1:12 left in the second half to put the Pioneers ahead 58-53.

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