Ross and Henry Net Career Highs
Erica Henry had 19 points and 14 rebounds against Saint Mary's.
Erica Henry had 19 points and 14 rebounds against Saint Mary's.

Dec. 12, 2007

Box Score

Moraga, Calif. - Despite a career night from Erica Henry and Jaleesa Ross, the Fresno State women's basketball team dropped a 79-68 decision to Saint Mary's on Wednesday night at the McKeon Pavilion. The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 1-7 while Saint Mary's improved to 6-5.

"We are young and we are learning," Fresno State coach Adrian Wiggins said. "There is a lot of good things we did. I thought we shared the ball really well and the desire to win was there. We just have to learn how to execute for an entire game. "

Henry had a career best of 19 points and 14 rebounds in 34 minutes of play. She was 9 of 13 from the foul line and grabbed 10 offensive rebounds. Ross also had a career high 17 points, 14 coming in the first half while Tierre Wilson had 16 points. Ross also grabbed eight rebounds.

Fresno State out rebounded the Gaels 50-46 but shot only 32 percent from the field.

The Dogs led throughout the first half with their biggest lead being a 26-20 lead following a jumper by Henry with 6:40 to play. Saint Mary's then went on an 11-0 run to take a five point lead at 31-26 following a 3-pointer by Mikaela Cowles two minutes later.

Fresno State came back to take a one point lead at 32-31 following a 3-pointer by Ross. After a layup by Emma Andrews and a free throw by Henry, the Bulldogs led 35-34 at the break.

The Dogs opened the second half taking a four-point lead at 42-38 a minute into the final period. Over the next five minutes Saint Mary's built a 54-47 lead with 14:19 to play. The closest the Bulldogs got the rest of the way was three points at two different occasions in the final period.

Fresno State returns to the floor on Saturday at 1 p.m. for another in-state contest against first year Division I foe Cal-State Bakersfield. The game can be heard live on 790 ESPN Radio, the Deuce and seen on Comcast Cable channel 14.



"Join the State - Fresno State!" - The Fresno State women's basketball team returns to the Save Mart Center on Saturday, December 15 against Cal State Bakersfield at 1 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at, by phone at (559)485-TIXS, or in person at the Save Mart Center box office.

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