March 7, 2014
By: Andrew Rich
By: Andrew Rich
FRESNO, Calif. -- Fresno State honored Taylor Thompson and Bree Farley, two of the most successful seniors in the program's history, and sent them off with a 107-80 win over San Jose State in the Super Senior Sendoff game at the Save Mart Center on Friday night.
It was dominance from the beginning in the regular-season finale, as the Bulldogs never let the Spartans have a lead and led for the final 38:26 of the game. Fresno State's 107 points were a season-high.
"You can't ask for a better senior sendoff then that," Fresno State head coach Raegan Pebley said. "Our Red Wave showed up for them and there is nothing else more that I could've asked for our seniors."
Farley scored a game-high and a career-high 31 points to become the 21st player in Fresno State women's basketball history to reach the 1,000 point milestone. She also added seven rebounds and three assists. Thompson, the program's all-time leader in steals and a 1,000-point scorer, finished with 14 points, five assists and four rebounds.
"To be playing at my best form at this point in the season is really important for me and my team," Farley said. "It was a very special moment and one that I will never forget."
Junior forward Alex Sheedy, in her second game back from injury, scored a career-high 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. It was her fourth double-double this season and the sixth of her career. It was the first time this season that the Bulldogs have had multiple 20-point scorers.
The Bulldogs scored a season-high 48 points in the first half while building a 15-point lead going into the break. They shot just over 51% and also forced the Spartans to turn the ball over 12 times. Those turnovers were turned into 13 points for the Bulldogs.
The impressive offensive display continued in the second half as Fresno State poured in 59 points on 53% shooting. The Bulldogs finished 52.2% from the field for the game and made 29 of their 41 free throws.
Fresno State's win secured the No. 2 seed in next week's Reese's Mountain West Tournament in Las Vegas. The Bulldogs will be in action on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. against the winner of the No. 7 vs. No. 10 matchup. The game can be seen live on the Mountain West Network.
"Catch the Wave" - ESPN2 790 AM is the home of the Fresno State women's basketball team.
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