Duane Jones was just about the only Cal State Stanislaus basketball player who could get a shot to fall Friday night.
Jones scored 15 points to pace the Warriors, who made 39.6 percent of their shots in a 69-56 loss to host Sonoma State.
It was the third consecutive loss for Stanislaus and eighth in nine games as it starts the toughest part of its California Collegiate Athletic Association schedule. The Warriors (3-11, 2-5 CCAA) have just one home game in a stretch of 10, starting with Sonoma.
Jones also had three steals and made two of the team's six 3-pointers. Teammates J.R. Cassita, Rick Cardoso and Heath Colvin each had nine points.
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Sonoma State (7-6, 3-4 CCAA) distanced itself by making 16 of 27 free throws. Stanislaus was 8 for 12.
Stanislaus is at CCAA co-leader Humboldt State today at 7:30 p.m.
SONOMA STATE 59, STANISLAUS 44, at Rohnert Park -- The Seawolves' defense shut down the Warriors, who made just 30 percent of their shots and went 2-for-20 from beyond the 3-point arc.
Sonoma State (12-2, 6-1 CCAA), which entered the game allowing just 53.5 points per game, has held teams to less than 50 points in four of its last five games.
Lysandra Williams led the Warriors (4-9, 2-5 CCAA) with 16 points and seven rebounds. Katie Busi had 10 points and six boards and Shristy Kumar chipped in nine points.
Sonoma State used a 25-9 run in the middle of the first half to turn a 6-4 lead into a 31-13 advantage. The Seawolves were 20 for 27 from the line while Stanislaus went 10 for 15.
MODESTO 64, DIABLO VALLEY 52, at Pleasant Hill -- The Pirates (14-7, 3-1 Big 8) were a solid 25-for-54 from the field in defeating DVC (8-12, 1-2).
MJC pulled away in the last four minutes, making some key steals that turned into layups and going 6-of-7 from the foul line down the stretch.
Kacey Ball and Ursyla Mueller had 13 points for Modesto and Kelsey Wingo 12. Mueller also had five steals.
DIABLO VALLEY 74, MODESTO JC 47, at Pleasant Hill -- The Pirates (12-8, 1-3 Big 8) didn't play badly but fell to a DVC team (17-6, 4-0) that Modesto coach Paul Brogan said "is probably playing better than anybody right now in NorCal."
"Nobody is even coming close to them right now," said Brogan.
Marvin Jefferson had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Modesto, giving the Vikings all they could handle.
"That's the best Marvin has played all year," Brogan said. "It's the hardest I've ever seen him play. He was extremely intense."