TURLOCK — Cal State Monterey Bay converted all six of its free throw attempts in the final 34 seconds to pull out a 78-74 victory over Cal State Stanislaus Saturday night at Fitzpatrick Arena.
It was the Otters' (8-11, 4-8 California Collegiate Athletic Association) first win over the Warriors (7-9, 4-8 CCAA) in three seasons. The Warriors, who fell to 2-6 at home this season, had beaten the Otters four straight times.
Marcus Walters led Stanislaus with 16 points and six rebounds. Nick Hodge contributed 12 points and seven boards while Wes Bartole added 10 points for the Warriors
Monterey did the bulk of its damage at the free-throw line, converting 20 of its 27 attempts in a game that featured 11 ties.
While the Otters were able to make the most of their opportunities down the stretch, the Warriors couldn't cash in, missing three open 3-pointers and two layups in the final minute and a half.
Alex Fertig's 3-pointer with just over three minutes remaining put the Otters ahead to stay.
Fertig finished with game-high 20 points while Kevin Loustale had 11 points and 15 rebounds.
WARRIOR WOMEN FALL A frigid shooting night from the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team helped CSU Monterey Bay (11-3, 8-3 CCAA) cruise to a 70-44 victory over the Warriors (2-15, 1-11 CCAA). Lauren Godde scored 10 points to lead Stanislaus, which made just 13 of its 55 shot attempts, including 1 for 14 from 3-point range. CSU Monterey Bay's Stefanie Corgel led all scorers with 14 points.
RECORD DAY FOR STANISLAUS' GHABBOUR, at Nampa, Idaho Marina Ghabbour set a school record in the mile run to highlight the Warriors' day on Saturday at the Jacksons Indoor Invitational hosted by Boise State.
Ghabbour, who also helped the distance medley relay team to a new school mark on Friday, posted a time of 5 minutes, 3.50 seconds, to finish ninth behind all Division I athletes.
"Marina had a pretty good weekend with a couple of school records," coach Diljeet Taylor said. "It was a great opener for us and I was pleased with our results overall."
Courtney Anderson, also part of the relay team, also competed in the mile and had a time of 5:09.35 for 11th place out of a field of 36. The duo represented just three non-Division I athletes in the event (Northwest Nazarene's Hailey Bradshaw was 32nd in 5:36.38).
In the 800-meter run, Aman Hundal placed 11th in 2:22.28 while Ufuoma Egbikuadje ran a 2:24.79 for 15th. Both also were part of the distance medley relay team that finished third on Friday.
In the triple jump, Rio Schwalbach jumped 33 feet, six inches.
MJC WOMEN LOSE AT HOME The Modesto JC women's basketball team lost at home for the first time this season, 69-61, against Diablo Valley College, 69-61. The Pirates (14-6, 3-3 Big 8), who trailed 38-24 at halftime, were led by Jamie Beck's 21 points while Camille Roberts chipped in 11 points, including three 3-pointers. The Pirates will host Sierra College on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.