Fresno State Basketball

With White off, Cavey steps up for Bulldogs in win over San Diego State

Fresno State’s Kristina Cavey drives past San Diego State’s Arantxa Gomez Ferrer on Wednesday night, Jan. 17, 2018 in Fresno.
Fresno State’s Kristina Cavey drives past San Diego State’s Arantxa Gomez Ferrer on Wednesday night, Jan. 17, 2018 in Fresno. ezamora@fresnobee.com

The Fresno State women’s basketball team got back on the winning track Wednesday night with a 64-53 victory over visiting San Diego State.

Two straight road losses last week dropped the Bulldogs back into the middle of the Mountain West pack.

Things didn’t immediately look up back at the Save Mart Center, as San Diego State bottled season scoring leader Candice White and was within 35-32 with just more than three minutes left in the third quarter.

But that’s when sophomore Kristina Cavey went to work for the Bulldogs. She scored four baskets in the paint to close out the quarter as Fresno State pulled ahead 45-37.

Cavey finished with a career-high 22 points on 9-of-12 shooting (plus 3 of 7 on free throws).

White was held to seven (nearly 11 points off her season average) on 3-of-11 shooting.

The Bulldogs (9-9, 4-3 Mountain West) are back in action Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Save Mart Center against Air Force. The Falcons are winless including a 64-58 loss to Fresno State on Dec. 30 in Colorado.

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AIR FORCE AT FRESNO STATE

  • Saturday: 2 p.m. at Save Mart Center
  • TV/radio: Mountain West Network/KFPT (AM 790)
  • Records: Bulldogs 9-9, 4-3 Mountain West; Falcons 0-17, 0-6
  • Of note: The Falcons’ scoring struggles continued Wednesday night in a 40-39 loss to Colorado State. Air Force is averaging 56.6 points per game.
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