Fresno State women's basketball: Second-half slide leads to loss at Colorado State

The Fresno BeeFebruary 15, 2014 

The Fresno State women's basketball team saw its double-digit lead disappear in a sloppy second half against conference powerhouse Colorado State, falling 53-47 Saturday afternoon for its fourth-straight road loss.

The Rams (20-4, 12-1 Mountain West) pushed their winning streak to nine games.

Senior Bree Farley led Fresno State (14-10, 8-5) with 14 points on 5-of-14 shooting and pulled down a game-high nine rebounds.

Taylor Thompson sunk four 3-pointers for all 12 of her points while dishing a team-high five assists.

The Bulldogs shot 10 of 23 in the first half, hitting six 3-pointers and leading the Rams by as many as 14 points. But turnovers and foul trouble in the second half erased that advantage.

The Rams went on a 13-0 scoring run over a 7-minute stretch in the second half that ended with a 43-39 lead with 6:21 to play. They wouldn't surrender it.

AJ Newton led the Rams' comeback with 14 points and nine rebounds, both game highs.

Newton made 7 of 8 free throws as Colorado State outscored Fresno State 15-1 at the line.

The Rams shot 15 of 20 from the stripe and were careful not to foul, allowing just two Fresno State free throws the entire game.

"They aren't all going to be pretty, they're not all going to be smooth, but this group just keeps finding a way," Colorado State coach Ryun Williams said.

Moriah Faulk also scored in double figures for the Bulldogs, finishing with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting in 25 minutes off the bench.

Fresno State returns to the Save Mart Center to host Wyoming (17-6, 8-4) at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Kayla Woodward had 29 points and 10 rebounds as the Cowgirls (17-6, 8-4) beat San Jose State 103-80 Saturday in Laramie, Wyo.

 

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