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Rise and shine: Bulldog hoops midseason recap

Mountain West Conference basketball is underway and the Fresno State men’s and women’s teams have been competing week in and week out. At the midseason point, the climb to the top of the conference has proven challenging.

The Fresno State women’s team has an overall record of 10-7. The Bulldogs sit in seventh place in the Mountain West with a conference record of 3-3. Junior center Bego Faz Davalos and sophomore guards Candice White and Tory Jacobs have been the biggest contributors to overall scoring. Davalos has averaged a double-double on the season so far with 14.4 points per game and 11.4 rebounds per game. Per game, White is averaging 13.9 points and Jacobs is averaging 8.9 points.

The men’s team has an overall record of 11-7. The ’Dogs sit in fourth place in the Mountain West with a conference record of 3-3. Five Bulldogs have averaged double figures in points for the season. Senior forward Paul Watson has averaged 13.9 points per game. Senior forward Karachi Edo and junior guard Jahmel Taylor have averaged 12.6 points. Junior guard Jaron Hopkins has added 12 points and senior forward Cullen Russo has 10.2 points. Taylor is also tied for 10th in the nation in 3-point shooting 49-for-103, 47.6 percent.

 

  • Women’s Team (10-7, 3-3 Mountain West)
    • Mountain West
      • Wins – Nevada (6-10, 0-5 MW), San Jose State (6-11, 3-2 MW), Air Force (2-13, 0-5 MW)
      • Losses – New Mexico (8-8, 4-2 MW), Wyoming (13-3, 5-0 MW), Boise State (13-3, 3-2 MW)
  • Men’s Team (11-7, 3-3 Mountain West)
    • Mountain West
      • Wins – Nevada (15-3, 4-1 MW), Wyoming (12-6, 2-3 MW), Boise State (11-5, 4-1 MW)
      • Losses – New Mexico (10-8, 3-3 MW), San Jose State (9-7, 2-3 MW), Air Force (9-9, 2-3 MW)