BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—In a game that was halted by a leaky Icardo Center roof, CSU Bakersfield has been declared the winner of the Saturday women’s basketball game between the Roadrunners and Cal Poly.
With 3:27 remaining in the fourth quarter play was interrupted due to water dripping from the roof of the Icardo Center. The water was from the rain storm hitting the San Joaquin Valley.
During a 30-minute delay, attempts to fix the leak were unsuccessful. At that point, an attempt was made to use an alternate court located within the Icardo Center. CSUB head coach Greg McCall agreed to the plan, but Cal Poly head coach Faith Minmauigh did not agree to this plan. At this point, players were taken off the court with CSUB leading 57-49.
After discussions with game officials and officials from the Western Athletic Conference, CSU Bakersfield was declared the winner in the interrupted contest as the game had reached the 30-minute mark, which is considered the reasonable point of conclusion by the NCAA. All statistics and results will count from the game
Erika Williams was leading CSUB in scoring with 13 points while Hannah Gilbert led the Mustangs (4-8) with 12. Daije Harris scored eight points and had two steals for the 'Runners. Roadrunner center Jazymne Bartee had blocked six shots during the game, marking the second most in a game at the Division I level by a ‘Runner player.
CSUB opens WAC play at Seattle U (3-12) next Saturday at 2 p.m.