The Coyote’s women’s basketball team came out even this weekend with one loss and one win.
On Fri. Feb. 15, they faced CSU Chico and lost with a final score of 61-81.
The following night, Feb. 16, the team came out weak but pulled through in the end against Cal State Stanislaus with a win of 61-52.
The women now stand with a 10-12 record overall and an 8-10 record in the CCAA league.
Prior to the loss this weekend the Coyotes had a two game winning streak and it looked like the team had been picking up steam.
However, it was Chico’s domination in the second half of the game that resulted in the 20 point deficit.
“In the Chico game, we played hard but not necessarily smart,” said senior guard Eliza Dy.
Chico is fighting for first place in the CCAA against UC San Diego.
Despite the loss against Chico, some players continuously shine and prove essential for Coyote success.
Tayllor Gibson had a game high 17 points and nine rebounds. While freshman Adriana Brodie had 15 points and five rebounds.
The seasoned players Trinidee Trice and Dy continues to be a force this season with 10 points for Trice and a game high of five assists for Dy both against both Chico and Stanislaus.
“Our team definitely needs to improve our shooting percentages. We have games when its only about 25 percent and that’s not going to cut it,” said player Jenna Kleine.
“We should also work on keeping the lead when we have it,” she continued.
While the team had a slow start against the Stanislaus Warriors, the latter half of the game proved positive for the team.
“On Saturday, we came out and played together, we knocked down shots and simultaneously had solid shots on our end,” said Dy.
“In preparation for the last couple games of the season, I am just hoping to continue to lead the team both offensively and defensively,” she said.
Dy lead the team in total points with 20 and Jaslyn Cosey followed behind with 15.
Brodie has swiftly become a force to be reckoned as she broke both personal and university records.
The freshman superstar had her first double-double against Stanislaus with 11 total points and 13 rebounds.
She also had nine offensive rebounds, which hasn’t been accomplished by an individual in five years.
“I’ve been going to the gym more, working out harder and practicing my free throws,” said Brodie.
“If we are going to win these next couple of games we are going to need to come out harder then usual and more importantly, come out to win,” she said.
If she continues to play well, the freshman, who plans on staying at CSUSB, will be an enormous asset to the team in coming seasons.
The Coyotes have four games left in regular season and face tough competition in coming weeks.
“I’m really looking forward to the CCAA tournament in coming weeks, but the only way to get there is improvement in areas like our help side and defensive communication,” said Brodie.
The Coyotes last two games of the season Thurs. Feb. 28, against SF State and Fri., Mar. 1 against Sonoma State.