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February 3, 2010 > Cal State East Bay sports recap

Cal State East Bay sports recap

By Jeff Weisinger

The theme of this story: close, but still no win.

Despite trailing by no less than 11 in the second half, the Cal State East Bay women's basketball team once again came short of their first win, falling to Cal Poly Pomona, 68-59, on Saturday, Jan. 30.

"We played with 100 percent effort tonight," Lady Pioneers Coach Toni West said. "If we continue to play and practice this way, we might sneak out a few wins this season."

The effort was shown on Saturday night as the Lady Pioneers led by as much as 10 for most of the first half, however Joselyn Beard's jumper sparked Pomona's 15-2 rally in the half's final 5:39 to take a 37-34 halftime lead.

Pomona would go on to lead by as much as 11 in the second half, as they never gave back the lead, despite East Bay fighting back to pull within four, 58-54, with 4:49 left off Marlene MacMillan's jumper. MacMillan finished the night with 14 points, two shy of Emily Valenziano's team-high 16.

Pomona would finish the game on a 10-5 run in the final four minutes to take the win.

East Bay (0-18, 0-13) will play the third game of their current four-game home stand against Cal State Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 5:30 p.m.

Men's Basketball: East Bay 60, Cal State Pomona 71
After back-to-back wins, the Cal State East Bay men's basketball team dropped their third in a row, falling to Cal Poly Pomona, 71-60, on Saturday night.

The Pioneers led through halfway into the first half, until Dwayne Fells' jumper tied the game at 16 with 7:26 left. Pomona would keep the lead for almost the rest of the half; however East Bay's Jun Uchida's jumper gave the Pioneers the 28-27 halftime lead.

Uchida would finish with five points on the night, with teammate Donovan Jackson leading the team with 11 points.

East Bay would lead throughout most of the second half as well, however Pomona would fight back to tie with 10:13 left off Matthew Rosser's jumper, and would take the lead with 9:27 left off another jumper by Rosser.

The Pioneers will look to end their three-game skid when they host Cal State Los Angeles on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7:30 p.m.

Women's Water Polo
After starting the season by splitting their first two games, East Bay's women's water Polo team pulled a shocker in the Northern California tournament by upsetting #18 Santa Clara, 13-10, in their first game, followed by losing to #3 Hawai'i, 14-6, on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Jenna Casady's four goals, along with two from Danielle Comforti sparked the Pioneer upset against Santa Clara in game one on Sunday.

Casady scored twice in the loss against #3 Hawai'i, however it was not enough as Hawai'i dominated in the third quarter, scoring six goals after taking a 6-1 halftime lead.

East Bay returns home to take on Cal State Monterey Bay in the Pioneer's home opener on Sunday, Feb. 7, at noon.

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