ROHNERT PARK — Two teams. Two 5-0 records. One school.
Not a bad start for the Cal State Stanislaus men’s and women’s basketball teams, who swept Sonoma State on Friday night to keep intact their perfect seasons.
Tyler Barber had 16 points to lead nine Warriors in the scoring column as the men outlasted Sonoma 67-61.
Meanwhile, Lauren Godde had 16 points and Briana Cotton scored 15 to lead the Warrior women beat Sonoma 76-61.
The victory pushed the Warrior women to their best start since 2000 when former coach LeAnn Millar, in her final season, guided the team to six straight victories to start the year.
“It’s a wonderfual accomplishment for our program, to make this type of turnaround from last year to this season,” coach Wayman Strickland said. “It’s a two-part equation with the coaching staff and student-athletes working hard and preparing to compete.”
Stanislaus also improved to 2-0 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. The Warriors will try to improve on that this afternoon at San Francisco State. They return home on Tuesday to play William Jessup at 5:30 p.m.
Trailing 40-37 on Friday, the Warriors used a 10-0 run and began taking control. A few minutes later, the Warriors took command with an 11-2 run.
Jasmine Washington had 12 points and Riley Holladay added 10 points and eight rebounds.
Sonoma State fell to 1-4, 0-1.
Meanwhile, Barber was among nine on the men team to score as the Warriors also improved to 5-0, 2-0 in the CCAA. They will travel to face San Francisco State tonight at 7:30.
The Warriors and Sonoma were tied at 29 all after the first half.
Stanislaus trailed 50-49 when Barber hit a 3-pointer with 6 minutes, 57 seconds left in the game. Two minutes later, Sonoma closed to within one, but Barber hit another trey and the Warriors stayed in front from there.
Marcus Bell was the only other Warrior in double figures, finishing with 10.