BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—After a short turnaround, the CSU Bakersfield women’s basketball team returns to the Icardo Center’s blue court for a pair of games this week.
The Roadrunners face former CCAA rival Stanislaus State Tuesday night. Tip is set for 7 p.m. The Warriors are 3-5 after winning their CCAA opener last Saturday (66-53) against Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Reana Hardin is the team leader in scoring at 10.8 points per game. Ana Burch is second on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game. Riley Holladay is averaging a team leading 6.9 rebounds per game. This is the first time CSUB is playing the Warriors since the Roadrunners transitioned to Division I. Dating back to the Division II days, CSUB is leading all-time series 11-4.
CSUB welcomes Fresno Pacific to the Icardo Center for a day-night doubleheader with the CSUB men’s basketball program Saturday. The Roadrunner women begin at 1 p.m. with the men’s game beginning at 7 p.m.
Fresno Pacific is 2-6 to begin this week. The Sunbirds travel to Concordia-Irvine for a PacWest game Wednesday before heading to Bakersfield. Saturday’s game will be an exhibition for Fresno Pacific.
Bree Alvarez (17.6) is the leading scorer for FPU. Cassie Pisik is second on the team in scoring (12.6) and leads the Sunbirds in rebounding (7.2). Pisik was named PacWest Conference Freshman of the Week Dec. 5 after averaging in double figures in three games last week. CSUB leads the all-time series 3-0 against the Sunbirds.
The Roadrunners went 0-2 last week to fall to 1-6. CSU Bakersfield reset the all-time Icardo Center women’s basketball attendance record in the 77-56 loss to No. 11 Stanford Dec. 1. A crowd of 1,688 came through the turnstiles of the facility. The previous Division I attendance record was 1,245, that occurred on Dec. 21, 2014 against UNLV. The previous all-time Icardo Center record was 1,303 that occurred Nov. 23, 2002 against Cal State Monterey Bay.