Monday, December 27, 2010

Warriors Women's Basketball travel to Southern California

This Week's Opponents

Thursday, Dec. 30, 12:30 p.m.
@ CAL STATE DOMINGUEZ HILLS (0-8, 0-4 CCAA)

Series Notes: Both teams were evenly matched with a record of 10-10 against on another until last year when the Toros took the series 2-0.

The Last Time We Met... was on Feb. 26, 2010 which ended with a 71-68 win for the Warriors.  This was the Warriors fifth consecutive win to end the season.

About CSUDH: The Toros are 0-8 overall for the season and 0-4 in the CCAA.  Ashley Hudson leads the team with 9.6 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game average.  Hudson also leads CSUDH from the foul line with a .902 free throw percentage.  Nikki Boutte averages 9.5 points per game.

Friday, Dec. 31, 12:30 p.m.
@ CAL STATE L.A. (5-3, 2-2 CCAA)

Series Notes: The Warriors lead the series 12-10 over the Golden Eagles after sweeping Cal State L.A. in the 2009-10 season.

The Last Time We Met... was on Feb. 25, 2010 with the Warriors winning 70-67.  Katie Busi led with 16 points followed by Christin Gowan with 13 points and six rebounds.

About CSULA: ... Is currently 2-2 in the CCAA and 5-3 overall.  Leading for the Eagles is Lacy Ramon with 15.5 points per game.  Ramon also leads her team with 11 block shots and 11 steals.  Gretchen Tiernan leads L.A. with 7.1 rebounds per game and 4.3 assists per game.

What's on Tap
Looking to pick up where they left off last year, the Warriors will look to defeating Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State L.A., both teams they defeated to wrap up the 2009-10 season.

Last Week
The Warriors had a week of rest after finishing 1-1 in non-conference play at the CCAA/PacWest Challenge.  The Warriors won in overtime for the second time this season against Notre Dame de Namur with a score of 81-80.  Unable to hold down a #21 ranked Grand Canyon the Warriors fell 70-62 to the Antelopes.

Watch out for a Strong Warrior Defense
The Warriors have used defense as a key to their winning this season ... every contest thus far the Warriors have recorded fewer turnovers and more steals.  In the first eight contests played Stanislaus has recorded a 133 turnovers to an opponents 188 turnovers.  They have also recorded 84 steals to an opponents total of 59 steals.  Katie Busi leads the team with 21 steals and an average of 2.6 steals per game ... following is Andreanna Marshall averaging 1.6 steals per game, Christin Gowan with a 1.4 steals per game, and Jeanette Rowe has a 1.3 steals per game average.

Double-Double for Busi
In Friday's contest against Notre Dame de Namur, senior center Katie Busi had 18 points and 15 rebounds, recording her 27th career double-double and her fourth this season.  Busi recorded a season high of 15 points for the second time this season, previously with 15 boards in a win against Cal Maritime on Nov. 20.  Saturday, in loss to #21 Grand Canyon Busi proved to be even stronger offensively with 19 points, but was only able to snag five rebounds on the night.  Busi currently leads the Warriors with an average of 17.1 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Marshall an offensive asset
Senior guard Andreanna Marshall had two double digit nights with 12 points against NDNU and 10 points against Grand Canyon, increasing her streak to five consecutive contests.  This is Marshalls best start to date with a total of 107 points ... she only needs 82 more points to match her high of 189 points from the 2009-10 season.  Marshall becoming a leader for the Warriors as she is second on the team with an average of 13.4 points per game.  Also, leading on the foul line, Marshall is currently 25 for 31 with an .806 percentage.

Against Ranked Teams
The Warriors have already played against four Top 25 teams this season with three teams ranked No. 21 at the time of their meetings (Chico State twice and Grand Canyon). They also matched up against No. 18 Wayne State to start the season.

Among the CCAA Leaders
As a team, the Warriors are fourth in scoring (73.8/gm), second in rebounding (41.0/gm), first in steals (10.5/gm) and  also lead the conference in blocked shots (4.3/gm) … Katie Busi is third in scoring (17.1/gm), third in rebounding (9.6/gm), third in steals (2.6/gm) and also leads in blocked shots (2.6/gm) … Andreanna Marshall is tenth in scoring (13.4/gm), ninth in free throw percentage (.806) ... Christin Gowan is tied for 11th in assists (3.3/gm), tenth in free throw percentage (.800) ... Lauren Godde is 11th in rebounds (6.8/gm).

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