Nov. 28, 2012
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
STOCKTON, Calif. - The Fresno State women's basketball team fell 66-56 Wednesday night to Pacific at the Alex G. Spanos Center.
In their first game in eight days, the Bulldogs (2-2) only shot 29.9 percent in the loss to the Tigers. Pacific improved to 6-0 with the win, despite turning the ball over 19 times and allowing Fresno State to collect 19 offensive rebounds.
"It was a rough night shooting from everywhere - from the three, from the field, from the free-throw line," head coach Raegan Pebley said. "It's tough to win on the road and you got to play consistently very good on defense.
"I think the run they that they went on at the end of the first half and the way they opened the second half didn't help us."
Fresno State held a 32-25 lead before Pacific scored seven unanswered to tie it up at the break. Then the Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 12-5 in the first seven minutes of the second half to take a 44-37 lead, which they did not relinquish.
The Bulldogs were 2-for-17 from 3-point land while Pacific hit six 3-pointers on the night.
Junior guard Ki-Ki Moore scored 20 points to lead the Bulldogs, who began a stretch Wednesday where it plays three games in five days.
Pacific shot 44.2 percent in the game and was led by Kendall Rodriguez, who had 19 points on 6-of-14 shooting.
Fresno State started the game by getting Pacific into early foul trouble. The Bulldogs were in the bonus within the first seven minutes of the game. Seven different Tiger players ended the first half with two fouls and the Bulldogs got 13 points at the free-throw line in the first half.
A 7-0 Bulldog run gave the 'Dogs a 32-25 lead with 3:18 left in the half, but Pacific closed with seven unanswered points of its own to tie it at 32 at the half.
Rodriguez hit a 3-pointer with five seconds on the clock to end the first half. It was one of five 3-pointers Pacific drained in the opening period and the second for Rodriguez, who had 12 first-half points.
Pacific opened the second half with a 12-7 run to take a 44-37 lead. Nearly six minutes later, a layup from Kendall Kenyon gave the Tigers a 10-point lead with 7:45 to play.
Fresno State and Pacific traded buckets over the next four minutes and the Bulldogs could not get the stops down the stretch to cut into the lead.
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