Cal State Stanislaus knocks off No. 6 Chico State 71-68 in conference opener
Cal State Stanislaus 71, No. 6 Chico State 68
TURLOCK, Calif. -- Cal State Stanislaus opened the CCAA season with a historic 71-68 win against No. 6 Chico State on Tuesday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.
Chico State was the defending CCAA champion and was picked to repeat as winners in the coaches' preseason poll.
With great defense and balanced scoring, the Warriors improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association after the win.
Jasmine Washington led the Warriors with 16 points. Riley Holladay, Lauren Godde and Erin Godde also scored in double figures. McKenzie led all scorers with 17 points for Chico State
No. 1 Bentley 71, Southern New Hampshire 42
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Senior All-American forward Lauren Battista scored 18 points, including the 1,600th of her career, in only 20 minutes as Bentley stayed perfect with a 71-42 win against Southern New Hampshire in Northeast-10 action on Tuesday night at the Dana Center.
Bentley used a 31-9 edge in points off turnovers, including 25-0 in the opening half, to improve to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in the NE-10. Southern New Hampshire, held nearly 20 points below its usual output, fell to 4-2 overall and 2-1 in the conference.
Battista, number seven on Bentley's all-time scoring list with 1,617 points, netted 13 of her game-high 18 in the opening half and finished 6-of-12 shooting overall and 5-of-5 from the free throw stripe. Finn was the Falcons' third player in doubles, finishing with 12 points.
Senior forward Caleigh Crowell only scored four points but had a productive 17 minutes with seven rebounds, three steals, two blocks and two assists.
Sophomore Amra Elezovic led SNHU with 14 points, and no one else had more than eight for the Penmen.
Bentley struggled from three (2-for-16), but made 55 percent of its 2-point attempts and limited the visitors to just 28 percent shooting, including only 23 percent in the second half. The Falcons also committed nine fewer turnovers, had eight more rebounds (43-35) and finished with a 34-16 advantage in the paint.
No. 5 Central Missouri 93, Evangel 47
WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Fifth-ranked Central Missouri collected its fifth win in as many games, defeating visiting Evangel 93-47 at the Multipurpose Building on Tuesday night. The Jennies reached their third consecutive 5-0 start, marking the longest streak in the Jennies program.
Four Jennies finished in double-figures with points, led by Keuna Flax with 19. Revonnia Howard recorded her first double-double with 16 points and 13 rebounds.
The Jennies outscored Evangel 62-16 in the paint and capitalized with 33 points off Crusaders turnovers. Central Missouri's bench contributed 36 points to Evangel's five.