By Jackie Monarrez | Staff Writer |
Two points really made a difference for the Coyote women’s basketball team as they took to the road this past weekend.
The Coyotes made their way to Northern California beginning their weekend against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters on Friday, Jan. 15, and then against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers Saturday, Jan. 16.
They put up a good fight against the Otters but took a 61-60 loss in the end.
The loss to the Otters broke the Coyotes four game winning streak.
After the first half of the Otters game, the Coyotes were behind 26-29.
At the end of the third quarter the Coyotes had tied up the game 44-44.
The game was tied until the first minute into the fourth quarter when Coyote Brianna Harden scored a two pointer to put the Coyotes up 46-44.
The Coyotes trailed behind the Otters throughout most of the game until the fourth quarter when Chelsea Austin shot her three-pointer, placing the Coyotes up 51-46, but that wasn’t good enough to win the game.
Austin and Alexcia Mack lead the Coyotes in points, scoring 14 points while Harden lead the team with 10 rebounds and scored a total of 12 points.
The loss to the Otters didn’t keep the Coyotes down.
After playing against the Otters Saturday, the Coyotes bounced back and came out on top with a 64-63 victory over the Pioneers.
Senior Sophia Bhasin lead the Coyotes with 19 points overall.
Not only did Bhasin score the most points but she also shot the game winning three-pointer.
The Pioneers took the lead right out of the gate.
That wouldn’t stop the Coyotes though. Coyotes caught up and tied the game 11-11 at the end of the first quarter.
The Coyotes zoomed by in the first quarter and were on a roll, leading the way with 17-16 at the end of the quarter.
The Pioneers took the lead in the second quarter but they were no match for the Coyotes. Mack hit a three-pointer and it was nothing but net and had the Coyotes take a big lead 35-26.
Throughout the third quarter the Coyotes kept (dominating) the Pioneers.
Towards the end of the fourth quarter, the Pioneers made a comeback. It was neck and neck between the two teams.
It came down to the last six seconds in the quarter. It was tied 61-61 until Bhasin got the ball and shot a marvelous three-pointer to put the Coyotes ahead.
The Pioneers put up a good fight to try and win the game but the Coyotes came out on top.
One point is all that mattered this weekend for the Coyotes. Losing by one but then redeeming themselves and winning by one.
The Coyotes finished the weekend with a record of nine wins and five losses. The lady Coyotes have six wins and four losses when playing against other the teams in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).