December 10, 2013 > Cal State East Bay Report
Cal State East Bay Report
Submitted By Steve Connolly
The Cal State East Bay Pioneer men's basketball team defeated visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills 69-64 on the opening night of CCAA play, December 6, 2013. The Pioneers have now won three straight conference openers and are 2-0 at home to begin the 2013-14 Season. Gabe Kindred scored 18 points to lead a group of four Pioneers in double figures.
Women Pioneers defend home court in league opener
Submitted by Scott Chisholm
Cal State East Bay womenÕs basketball made an impressive home and California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) debut on December 5, 2013 by defeating Cal State Dominguez Hills 68-55. The host Pioneers never trailed while holding the Toros to only 19 first half points.
Cal State East Bay (4-4, 1-0 CCAA) built an early cushion as the defense held CSU Dominguez Hills (2-2, 0-2 CCAA) to just four points during a 10-minute stretch in first half. CSUEB led 21-8 following the scoring run and led by double figures over the entire second half. Despite limited minutes due to foul trouble, senior Brianna Terrance led all players with 20 points. She went 7-of-12 from the floor and knocked down 6-of-6 free throws to score 20-plus points for the third time this season.
ÒBrianna has been consistent most games and it is key that we have her playing at a high level,Ó said East Bay Head Coach Suzy Barcomb following Friday nightÕs win. ÒDanielle Peacon was huge on the boards tonight. We needed every one of her rebounds and her defensive effort.Ó Peacon's 16 rebounds are the most by any Pioneer player this season. She finished with nine points, three blocked shots, and a pair of assists, while playing a season-high 28 minutes.
Sarah Finlay knocked down the only 3-point baskets by either team and finished with 11 points. Tori Breshers led the reserves with 11 points and six rebounds. Tayler Champion and Monay Lee had combined to average 26 points and over 20 rebounds per game heading into Friday. The Toro duo was held in check to the tune of 11 points and eight rebounds in 31 combined minutes of floor time.
Ashanti Sweezer posted a season-high 14 points courtesy of a 7-for-11 shooting performance from the floor. She also grabbed seven boards to tie Champion for the team-high.
Cal State East Bay lost its contest with Cal State L.A. on December 7, 51-47.