By Kaila Morales | Staff Writer |
The 2015-2016 basketball season came to an end this weekend for the lady Coyotes who were defeated 77-71 by Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Although, this was the second straight year that the Women’s basketball team had reached the CCAA semifinals, it was a first for new head coach Sue Crebbin.
Senior Alexcia Mack finished her Coyote basketball career at the top, earning three All-CCAA honors and became the first in eight years to earn consecutive first-team honors.
She established a career free throw percentage record of .791, with a total of 1,255 points, 399 field goals, 341 free throws,115 three-pointers.
Senior Adrianna Brodie was recognized as honorable mention for the second season in a row. Brodie had the second best shot percentage in CSUSB’s history with 60.9 percent, making 81 of her 133 attempts.
Brodie finished her basketball career fourth in free throws with 210 and placing seventh with a free throw percentage of 74.2%, making 210 of her 283 shots.
Brodie ranked fifth with 650 rebounds and was one out of seven players in CSUSB history to play in 100 games.
Senior Chelsea Barnes, who led the Coyotes in scoring, earned sixth place in the CCAA, and 12th place overall in the CCAA for rebounds.
Barnes finished her two-year basketball career with the Coyotes with CCAA’s 5th best field-goal percentage (44.6 percent, 298 of 667).
“In the end we didn’t perform when we needed to, it was disappointing because we had a lot of talent on the team,” Barnes said.
“I’ll always love the game of basketball and it is bittersweet that it is over, but I’m excited to finally be part of the real world, this will not be my last basketball game, just my last at CSUSB,” Barnes added.
The Coyotes went 14-13 overall during the season and finished in fifth place in the CCAA tournament.
The men’s basketball season came to an end two weeks before when they lost to San Francisco State 76-70.
Senior Desi Barmore scored 21 points and senior Juan Martinez scored a total of 13 points against the Gators.
Both Barmore and Martinez were honored in a pregame ceremony held for Senior Night, along with senior Zeke DeBase who earned eight points that night.
Junior Everett Turner had a total of eight points, seven rebounds and eight assists against the Gators.
Also earning a total of eight points was sophomore Darryl Adigwu.
“The season didn’t go like we had planned but everyone grew immensely. We fought through a lot of adversity and my teammates have my respect,” said Turner.
After missing the first nine games of the season, Turner bounced back to lead the Coyotes scoring 12.9 points per game.
At the CCAA tournament banquet, Turner was named All-CCAA honorable mention player for the second season in a row.
“Individual accolades are nice, but team accolades are even better. My focus now is figuring out ways to be more of an asset to my team,” added Turner.
The men finished 9-15 overall and 6-14 in conference play.