TURLOCK -- Sharon Turner-Dean tempers every positive by her Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team with the same reminder.
The Warriors still have a long way to go. There is plenty to improve on.
One night after matching up comparably with conference leader San Bernardino in an overtime loss, the Warriors showed their frailty.
Stanislaus was dominated by Cal Poly Pomona, losing 82-59 Saturday in a California Collegiate Athletic Association game at Warrior Arena.
"We just had no energy," senior point guard Amanda Everett said. "It's an excuse to say it was because of overtime. We should be able to play well every night."
The Warriors should have been on a high after the all-around game they played against San Bernardino. Instead, Stanislaus (4-7, 2-3 CCAA) was outrebounded 45-27 by Pomona (6-5, 3-2 CCAA), which took advantage by taking lots of second- and third-chance shots.
Stanislaus was also hindered by 21 turnovers, (though that is below its average of 27.2), had the ball stolen 11 times, had three players in foul trouble much of the second half.
Warriors scoring leader Shristy Kumar was held to a season-low one point. She was double teamed consistently in the first half, unable to so much as get a shot off, but had drawn four fouls.
The senior guard, who has routinely played entire games and is averaging 13.8 points per game, was in for just 26 minutes with one shot attempt.
"That made it a little difficult," Everett said. "Shristy didn't score and she's our leader on the court. We needed a little offense."
Lysandra Williams picked up some of the slack, scoring a season-high 28 points. The senior forward had 13 points in the first half thanks in part to making 6 of 7 free throws.
Freshman Katie Busi scored 10 points and led Stanislaus with seven rebounds.
Reyana Colson led Pomona with 17 points and three other Broncos scored in double figures.