WBB | Gators Can’t Overcome Toros, Drop Home Contest 91-76

SF State Athletics

SAN FRANCISCO – The San Francisco State women’s basketball team wrapped up its home stand on Saturday as they fell to visiting Cal State Dominguez Hills, 91-76. The Gators shot 45 percent (29-of-64) on the night, however the Toros converted 50 percent (35-of-70) from the field including 30 percent (7-of-23) from deep. Jhaina Stephens continued her hot streak with her fourth-consecutive double-double with a season-high 31 points and 14 boards. Rachel Iozzia added eleven points and five assists while Tyiteyana Jefferson dropped eleven and grabbed six rebounds. Stephens’ 30+ point performance was the first time since the 2013-14 campaign that a Gator has scored 30 or more points. Stephens got the Gators (2-4/0-3 CCAA) on the board on a nice move in the paint for the layup off a pass from Jefferson in the early going. Stephens would score six-straight points to tie and then give SF State its first lead of the evening at 10-8 with just over four to go in the first quarter. With a 14-10 advantage, Iozzia got her first points on the night on a deep three from the right side to make it a seven-point contest. However, the Toros (6-3/4-0 CCAA) answered right back on Heaven Holmes’ triple to bring the score to 17-13. Kaleigh Pugh closed out the quarter with a free throw to give the hosts a 20-13 lead after the first ten minutes. 

Nilsen + Pugh + Iozzia for the triple! SF State now leads 20-13 after the first quarter #chompcity pic.twitter.com/u560jQzkFF
— SF State Women’s Basketball (@SFState_WBB) December 3, 2017Dominguez Hills scored five to begin the second quarter to inch closer. Iozzia drained another three at the six-minute mark off an assist from Jefferson to put the Gators up 25-20. Nautica Morrow scored three-straight points to bring the Toros within two at just over three to go, and Zhane Carter tied it at 26-all as …

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