Dec. 17 CSU Bakersfield (3-7) at UC Irvine (1-9)
Dec. 19 CSU Bakersfield (3-7) at Pepperdine (0-9)
|Points Per Game||64.7||55.8||59.3|
|Field Goal Pct.||.400||.364||.339|
|3-point FG Pct.||.337||.284||.353|
|Free throw Pct.||.722||.637||.661|
|Rebounds Per Game||33.2||34.6||39.7|
|Assists Per Game||14.4||11.1||10.1|
|Turnovers Per Game||17.0||17.8||17.8|
|Steals Per Game||7.8||8.7||6.4|
|Blocks Per Game||4.7||1.3||4.3|
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.—The CSU Bakersfield women’s basketball team returns to the court this weekend for a pair of road games.
The trip begins Saturday at UC Irvine. Tip is 2 p.m. and will be streamed on Big West TV. Under former NM State assistant Tamara Inoue the Anteaters are 1-9 in Inoue’s first season. Shereen Sutherland leads the team in scoring (11.5) and rebounding (7.4). Sabrina Engelstad is also averaging in double figures with 10.0 points per game average. After winning 65-39 last season in Bakersfield, the Roadrunners lead the all-times series 10-2.
The trip concludes Monday at Pepperdine. The game will begin at 12 p.m. and will be streamed on The West Coast Conference Digital Network (TheW.tv). Pepperdine is 0-9 beginng this weekend’s play. The Waves host Cal State Fullerton Saturday before playing the ‘Runners Monday. Yasmine Robinson-Bacote paces Pepperdine with a 14.6 points per game average. She also leads the team in rebounding (8.9). The Waves lead the all-time series against CSUB 2-1.
A furious late fourth quarter rally fell short for CSU Bakersfield as the Roadrunners dropped a 71-66 decision to UC Riverside Wednesday night. Trailing by 61-50 with 6:40 to play, the ‘Runners were able to chip away at the Highlanders, cutting the advantage to 65-62 on an Erika Williams’ three pointer at the 3:20 mark. Both teams missed from the field on their ensuing possessions before Simone DeCoud hit a jumper at 2:15. With both teams under the five-foul limit, neither squad would score again until Brittany Sims again made it a three-point game with a layup with 39 seconds to play.
CSUB (3-7) was forced to foul, sending Rejane Verin to the charity stripe where she sank both attempts to increase the lead to 69-64. The Roadrunners elected to go for the two the next time down as Kate Tokuhara drove the lane. She missed her layup, but Sims grabbed the offensive rebound and was fouled. She made both attempts with 20 seconds to play. The ‘Runners again fouled Verin, but she only connected on 1-of-2. She missed her second attempt, but UCR’s Lauren Holt pulled in the offensive rebound. She was fouled and her free throw with nine seconds to play created the final 71-66 score.
Williams would be the Roadrunner top scorer as she recorded 19 points. Addi Walters scored 14. Sims charted her second double-double in the past three games as she had 10 points and a game high 10 rebounds. Tokuhara scored 10 points and dished out a team high five assists.