Fresno State Basketball

Bulldogs make big improvement over last week in winning home opener

Highlights from the Bulldogs’ 76-58 win over Cal Poly

The Fresno State women's basketball team started off slow and then stalled again in the second half, but eventually came out on top to defeat Cal Poly at the Save Mart Center on Wednesday night.
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The Fresno State women's basketball team started off slow and then stalled again in the second half, but eventually came out on top to defeat Cal Poly at the Save Mart Center on Wednesday night.

Two games do not make a trend, but there does seem to be a lid on the basket for the Fresno State women’s basketball team this season.

Wednesday night, the Bulldogs beat Cal Poly 76-58 in their home opener at the Save Mart Center despite shooting just 42.9 percent from the field.

The Bulldogs had eight days to chew on their season-opening loss at Northern Arizona, where they shot just 39.4 percent from the field.

Cal Poly was Fresno State’s equal in shooting percentage but only got off 56 shots (to the Bulldogs’ 70). Fresno State capitalized on 29 Mustang turnovers, enjoying a 36-6 advantage in points off turnovers.

Candice White scored 25 points on 10-of-19 shooting to lead the Bulldogs. Bree Delaney added 15 points and Maddi Utti 10. Genna Ogier led with seven rebounds.

Alicia Roufosse scored 15 and Dye Stahley 14 to lead Cal Poly.

Fresno State is off until Tuesday when it hosts Milwaukee at the Save Mart Center.

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