Stanislaus women lose to Air Force

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. -- That Rocky Mountain air might have been too much for the Cal State Stanislaus women's basketball team.

The Warriors lost to Air Force 74-49 on Tuesday in Clune Arena, despite outshooting the Falcons in the first half. It was the first time the Warriors had played the Division I Air Force team.

Freshman Christin Gowan led Stanislaus (2-6) with 15 points. Lysandra Williams came off the bench to score 13 points and had three of the Warriors' eight blocked shots.

Pamela Findlay led Air Force (5-5) with 18 points. Air Force scored 30 points off 26 Stanislaus turnovers.

The Warriors' next game is at home against San Francisco State on Jan. 4.


No. 16 OREGON 93, SACRAMENTO ST. 66, at Eugene, Ore. -- Maarty Leunen had 23 points and 11 rebounds for the Ducks, who played without injured leading scorer Malik Hairston (bruised knee). Loren Leath led the Hornets (2-7) with 21 points.

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 71, No. 24 SAINT MARY'S 56, at Carbondale, Ill. -- Bryan Mullins scored 22 points and the Salukis used a tight defense to send St. Mary's (7-1) to its first loss and spoiling the Gaels' first game as a ranked team in 18 years.


OREGON STATE 77, CSU BAKERSFIELD 53, at Bakersfield -- Marcel Jones scored 18 points to lead four players in double-figures Tuesday as the Beavers (6-4) beat the Roadrunners.

TIP-IN -- Minnesota coach Tubby Smith finalized a seven-year contract Tuesday that will pay him $1.75 million annually.