Friday, December 31, 2010

Final L.A. run lifts Golden Eagles over CSUS

LOS ANGELES — Even though they out-shot and out-rebounded Cal State L.A., the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors fell to the Golden Eagles, 66-59, Friday afternoon to end the 2010 calendar year.

Reggie Jones had 17 points and seven rebounds while Dan Daviess chipped in 10 points but the Warriors dropped to 3-7 overall and 1-5 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The Warriors' lone CCAA win remains the big upset win over Humboldt State on Dec. 4.

Jones, who tallied a total of 18 points in the last two games, got back to his early-season scoring form on a 6-for-8 shooting night. He also added four free throws for his 17-point total. It was his seventh double-digit scoring game after netting 10 Thursday night against Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Cal State Stanislaus held Cal State L.A. to just 35.6 percent shooting (16 for 45) while hitting on 42.9 percent of its field goal attempts. The Warriors also out-rebounded the Golden Eagles, 41-33. Stanislaus, however, committed 17 turnovers.

The Warriors trailed 33-25 at the break but had a strong second half.  A pair of Marcus Lever free throws at 7:06 brought the team within one and on the ensuing possession Evan Scott's layup made it 51-50 in favor of the Warriors.

Brett Sayad gave the Warriors a brief 3-point lead with a three-pointer seconds later, but Cal State L.A. went on a 12-0 run during a five-minute stretch to control the game.

The Golden Eagles, now 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the CCAA, were led by Franklin Session who had 16 points. Chris Robinson and Ryan Wetherell each had 14. David Norris notched a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

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