Spartans Downed At Cal State Fullerton

November 21, 2010

Fullerton, Calif.----An injury-plagued San Jose State couldn't slow down Cal State Fullerton's offense on Sunday afternoon, November 21, as they fell 76-45 to the Titans. The Spartans are still looking for their first win with a record of 0-4. Cal State Fullerton improves to 3-1.

The Spartans played without their starting guard Sayja Sumler, who went down with a lower back injury on Friday, November 19, at the University of the Pacific. Sumler is listed as questionable in the upcoming tournament in Anchorage, AK (November 23-24). Her injury adds to the laundry list of injured Spartans. Brieanna Ashley, Palagi Atoe, Rachel Finnegan, Marnesha Hall, and Sara Plavljanin are sidelined and are out indefinitely.

"These players will continue to fight," noted head coach Pam DeCosta. "You will see a lot of new faces on the court. These injuries have been difficult for us, but our kids won't give up and will fight through the end." 

San Jose State was led by Myesha Broaden with a career-high 15 points, who also led the team grabbing eight rebounds. Brittany Johnson joined her in double-figures with 11 points. The Spartans finished the game shooting 32.6 percent from the field and came away with eight steals, leading over the Titans seven.

"I was happy to help the team and contribute," added Broaden on her career-high 15 points. "Unfortunately we couldn't pull through today, but our team will continue to push forward."

The Titans started the game on a 12-0 run and led by as much as 34 points in the second frame, shooting 43.9 percent from the field. Megan Richardson led the Titans with 17 points, while Lyndsey Grove added five assists and Lauren Bushong grabbed nine rebounds.

Next up, the Spartans will travel to Alaska to participate in the Carrs Safeway Great Alaska Shootout at the University of Alaska Anchorage. San Jose State will play host Alaska Anchorage on Tuesday, November 23 at 7:00p.m. PT. Following the game, Washington will face Kent State at 9:00 p.m. PT. The two winning teams from each contest will play in the championship game on Wednesday, November 24 at 6:00 p.m. PT. The third place game will be held on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. PT.

CAL STATE FULLERTON 76, SAN JOSE STATE 45

SAN JOSE STATE (0-4 Overall)
Myesha Broaden 6-12 3-4 15; Brittany Johnson 4-9 3-4 11; Britney Bradley
4-13 1-2 9; AJ Newton 1-5 4-4 7; Liz Johnson 0-1 2-4 2; Nanea Woods 0-1 1-2
1; Dominique Hamilton 0-3 0-0 0; Leonie Solia 0-0 0-0 0; Monique Coble 0-1
0-0 0; Marisa Williams 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 15-46 14-20 45.

CAL STATE FULLERTON (3-1 Overall)
Richardson, Megan 6-12 2-2 17; Grove, Lyndsey 4-6 0-0 11; Neal, Yvont'e 4-6
0-0 10; Breite, Jenna 4-7 0-0 8; Chow, Lauren 2-3 0-0 6; Grayson, Jasmine
3-9 0-0 6; Thomas, Alex 2-8 0-0 5; Olivier, Mya 1-2 1-2 3; Bushong, Lauren
1-2 1-2 3; Richie, Ashley 1-6 0-0 3; Henderson, Latrice 0-0 2-2 2; Crisp,
Alicya 1-2 0-0 2; Lutu, Simone 0-1 0-0 0; Cosey, Jaslyn 0-2 0-0 0; Avila,
Katie 0-0 0-1 0. Totals 29-66 6-9 76.

San Jose State................ 27 18 - 45
Cal State Fullerton........... 45 31 - 76

3-point goals--San Jose State 1-6 (AJ Newton 1-3; Brittany Johnson 0-2;
Myesha Broaden 0-1), Cal State Fullerton 12-28 (Grove, Lyndsey 3-5;
Richardson, Megan 3-7; Chow, Lauren 2-3; Neal, Yvont'e 2-3; Richie, Ashley
1-4; Thomas, Alex 1-4; Crisp, Alicya 0-1; Cosey, Jaslyn 0-1). Fouled
out--San Jose State-None, Cal State Fullerton-None. Rebounds--San Jose State
31 (Myesha Broaden 8), Cal State Fullerton 43 (Bushong, Lauren 9).
Assists--San Jose State 8 (Liz Johnson 3), Cal State Fullerton 21 (Grove,
Lyndsey 5). Total fouls--San Jose State 14, Cal State Fullerton 17.
Technical fouls--San Jose State-None, Cal State Fullerton-None. A-208