The Fresno State women’s basketball team endured a 32.7 percent shooting effort that sealed its early exit, 71-55, to the lower-ranked Colorado State Rams at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Junior guard Candice White and freshman Aly Gamez combined for 21 points on a lackluster 8-for-24 shooting. The Bulldogs came into the matchup as one of the nations’ best-shooting teams, but couldn’t find points when they needed them most.
The first half opened neck-and-neck. Neither team could get a hold on the game. By the halftime buzzer, the score was all knotted up at 26.
The Rams opened the second half on fire, leading to a 26-point quarter. Fresno State, on the other hand, couldn’t buy a bucket.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs scraped out 11 points and seemed to be in panic mode. The Rams seemed to be unfazed by the Bulldogs’ lack of bite in the second half.
While the Bulldogs rode a seven-shot miss streak heading into the fourth quarter, Colorado State seemed to take over for good. The Rams outscored the Bulldogs 24-8 in the last quarter to win the game and advance to the next round of the Mountain West Tournament.