Kiara Paul |Asst Sports Editor|
Coyote women’s basketball now have three more losses to add to their record.
The trio of losses began on Jan. 28 when the Coyotes headed to Pomona to face off with the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos.
The Coyotes field goal percentage was 24 percent in this game against the Broncos, which was significantly lower than their average field goal percentage of 38 percent.
The Coyotes did have a higher three point field goal percentage of 33 percent, when they typically average around 27 percent.
The Coyotes had a rough start as the Broncos were up by 10 in the first quarter.
Coyote Chelsea Austin made a 3-pointer and nearly seconds later, Chelsea Barnes followed up with a jump shot, bringing the score to 10-5.
The first quarter ended with the Broncos in the lead, 16-5.
The second quarter started with a jump shot by Sophie Bhasin with an assist by Austin.
The Coyotes stepped up their game within the second quarter, both teams tied 23-23 at half time.
The Coyotes would not tie with the Broncos again until the beginning of the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was a struggle for the lead but the Broncos came out with the win, 52-45.
The Coyotes headed up north for their next game against the Humboldt State Lumberjacks.
The Lumberjacks beat the Coyotes 80-73, after a battle over four quarters and a period of overtime.
The Coyotes’ field goal percentage was higher than average this game, at 43 percent.
The first quarter began with the Coyotes in the lead, but the Lumberjacks quickly caught up.
The Lumberjacks held the lead the entire first quarter and ended it in the lead by one point.
The Coyotes and Lumberjacks were neck-and-neck the entire game.
By the end of the third quarter, it looked like the Lumberjacks had the game when they were up by 13 points.
At the end of the fourth quarter the Coyotes finally caught up to the Lumberjacks.
Coyote Brianna Harden completed a jump shot, which brought the Coyotes up by two points.
With only 21 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Lumberjacks’ Kiana Brown completed a layup, the Lumberjacks and Coyotes were tied 68-68.
Five minutes were added to the clock for overtime, Harden made a jump shot, which brought the Coyotes up by two points.
Coyote Adriana Brodie added three more points to the score board, which put the Coyotes in the lead.
The Lumberjacks quickly caught up when Harden fouled Jacks’ Amanda Kunst. Kunst made both free throws and tied up the game again.
The Lumberjacks kept their momentum and racked up the points, winning the game in overtime, 80-73.
The final game the Coyotes played was against the Point Loma Sea Lions.
Barnes was the point leader in the game against the Sea Lions, with 20 points.
The Coyotes were a bit under their average field goal percentage, coming in at 34 percent.
The Coyotes put up a tough fight, while the Sea Lions held the lead for three quarters.
The Coyotes finally tied up the game when Alexcia Mack made two free throws after Sea Lion Madison West fouled her.
The Coyotes and Sea Lions played, matching each other score for score.
Tied up once again in the fourth quarter, Coyotes fouled the Sea Lions which gave the Sea Lions the opportunity for free throws.
Sea Lion Sydney Tonack stepped up to the free-throw line and made both shots.
Once the Sea Lions gained the lead they did not stop with the points.
The fourth quarter ended with the Sea Lions’ win by 11 points.
The Sea Lions beat the Coyotes 67-56.
The Coyotes return home Feb. 12 and 13 to take on the Stanislaus State Warriors and the Chico State Wildcats.