Cal State LA Women’s Basketball Defeat Stanislaus State


Photo courtesy of Robert Huskey/Cal State LA Athletics

Cal State LA’s women’s basketball takes home a win against Stanislaus State 69-60

Christopher Lazaro, Staff Reporter

Coming off a win against San Bernardino, the Golden Eagles returned home to play against Stanislaus State on Thursday. Despite a slow start by the Eagles they won 69-60.

The team offensively shot 22-51 from the field, 7-20 from the three point line and 18-30 from the free throw line; plus had 16 assists, 5 blocks and 22 points in the paint but had a total of 26 turnovers.

Defensively, Cal State LA had a total of 37 defensive rebounds. 

“The way you have to get rebounds is to box out which means the physicality to fall in love with, cause you have to be able to not just be near your man but be able to push them away to get the rebound,” said Head Coach Torino Johnson.

Individually, Nicole Flennaugh lead the team in scoring with 17 points and 4-7 from the three point line; Sydney Bordonaro with 13 points and 2 steals; with Rachael DiRegolo having 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.

“I’m just happy with the team’s overall performance, we have been working really hard over the break and it’s nice to see our hard work pay off,” said Bordonaro. Regarding her performance, she said, “There was a lot of things I could have done well, I wasn’t hitting my shots as well I was rushing it so next game I’ll settle down with my shots.”  

Although the Eagles were off to a slow start in the first and second quarter, they rallied in the third and fourth quarter with their biggest lead being 57-39. Cal State LA took advantage of Stanislaus State’s missed shots, foul calls and missed free throws in the last stretch of the game.

The Eagles are now 7-10 and Bordonaro is hopeful the team can keep winning games and reach the top eight to make the post tournament. Their next game is Saturday against Humboldt State at the University Gym.