Stanislaus men lose OT battle

The Cal State Stanislaus men's basketball team got everything but the win from their season opener.

Five Warriors were in double figures, but Saint Martin's prevailed 116-113 in overtime at the Elgin Baylor Classic in Seattle on Friday.

Calvin Westbrook scored 25 points and Duane Jones scored 20 for the Warriors. Heath Colvin chipped in 18 points. The Warriors made 57.1 percent of their shots, including connecting on 16 3-pointers. Westbrook led from long range with a 5-for-8 effort.

Rick Cardoso and Chris Hayes each added 10 points for Stanislaus. Hayes also led the Warriors with seven rebounds.

Jake Linton had 31 points and seven assists and Brendan Campbell added 24 for Saint Martin's. Linton scored a layup with 35 seconds left to play in overtime and nailed four free throws down the stretch for the win.

The Warriors play host Seattle University tonight at 7 p.m.

COLUMBIA 68, OCCIDENTAL 53, at Columbia -- Malcom Giles scored a game-high 20 points and had seven rebounds to lead the Claim Jumpers in the opener of their Black Oak Casino Tip-Off Classic. Jon Hammell scored 12 points and Marcus Cendro added 10. Columbia plays Merritt tonight at 8.

MERRITT 71, MODESTO JC 68, at Columbia -- The Pirates were edged at the Columbia Black Oak Casino Tip-Off Classic, despite 20-point games from Eleazar Jones and Brian Bergerson. Marvin Jefferson was the other Pirate in double figures with 15 points. Modesto plays Occidental at 4 p.m. today

Women's Basketball

NW NAZARENE 79, STANISLAUS 63, at Turlock -- Turnovers hurt the Warriors in their season-opener, 37 of them to be exact, in the first round of their Eva Schicke Memorial Classic.

Stanislaus was led by Lysandra Williams, who had 12 points, and Gwen Page who added 10. Northwest Nazarene had four players score in double figures, led by Jennifer Williams 14 points.

The Warriors were able to cut the lead to three points, 27-24, with seven minutes remaining in the first half, before the Crusaders finished the period with a 15-6 run and expanding the lead to 12 at the break.

The Crusaders then scored the first nine points of the second half and the Warriors found themselves down 21 just a minute and a half after halftime.

"I am excited about this group," Stanislaus head coach Sharon Turner-Dean said. "When we play hard for 40 minutes, follow directions and do not panic, we will be a good team."

In the first game of the doubleheader, Cal State Dominguez Hills topped the University of Tampa 54-53.

The Warriors will be back in action tonight at 7:30 p.m. against Tampa.

Dominguez Hills plays Northwest Nazarene at 5:30 p.m.