November 26, 2013 > East Bay Rides Second Half Shooting to Third Straight Win
East Bay Rides Second Half Shooting to Third Straight Win
Submitted By Scott Chisholm
Cal State East Bay took down its third straight PacWest foe following a 76-60 road win over Fresno Pacific on Saturday, November 23rd. The Pioneers pulled away in the second half after knocking down 16-of-21 shots as a team over the final 20 minutes of regulation.
Cal State East Bay (3-3) saw its lead cut to just two points with 11 minutes remaining in regulation. The Pioneers took charge from then on extending their lead to as many as 21 points, before winning by the final margin of 16.
"We started out sluggish but shot the ball incredibly well in the second half. We finished strong to earn the win," said East Bay Head Coach Suzy Barcomb.
CSUEB shot over 76 percent from the field in the second half and nearly 60 percent (28-of-47) for the game. It is the best team shooting performance the program has had during Barcomb's tenure.
East Bay's balanced offensive attack was led by the career-high 21 point scoring effort from Brianna Terrance. All five Pioneer starters scored in double figures including Sarah Finlay (14), Micah Walker (12), Danielle Peacon (11), and Stephanie Lopez (10).
Peacon equaled the Pioneer program record with her career-best six blocks in Saturday's effort. Four came in the first half when Cal State East Bay held Fresno Pacific (0-6) to only 24 first half points.
Finlay went 8-for-8 at the free throw line and moved into program's all-time top-10 with 141 made free throws in her career. This season she is shooting 47 percent from the field, 50 percent from three, and 75 percent at the charity stripe.
Fresno Pacific's Charde Stevens led all players with 26 points on 12-of-14 shooting from the floor. Stevens poured in 18 of her team's 36 second half points in the loss. Teammate Breana Buczek finished with 10, and no other FPU player ended Saturday's game scoring more than six points.
Cal State East Bay takes on NCAA Division I Nevada (2-2) for the first time in program history on Monday, Nov. 25.