Behind a career-night from junior guard Aly Gamez, the Fresno State women’s basketball team crushed Colorado State 79-61 on the road.
The Bulldogs continue their undefeated run in the Mountain West, improving to 12-0 in the conference and 19-4 overall.
Gamez was unstoppable Wednesday evening. She scored a career-high 27 points on 11-13 shooting, including 5-7 from beyond the three-point arc.
The Bulldogs and Rams fought their way to a close first quarter to start the game, but it looked like Colorado State held all the momentum as they finished the quarter with a 17-13 lead.
Fresno State caught fire as the second quarter started and didn’t let up, turning the four-point deficit into an 18-point lead at halftime.
Colorado State only managed 7 points the whole quarter as the Bulldogs played stifling defense.
Gamez piled on 11 points in the quarter to bring her first half total to 17, and freshmen guards Haley and Hanna Cavinder pushed the ‘Dogs with their speed and spot-on passes.
Coming out of the locker room for the second half, the Bulldogs didn’t take a step back and continued to find their way to the basket at will, not giving the Rams any chance to mount a comeback.
Colorado State’s Jamie Bonnarens was the Rams’ best player, coming up with some big shots early in the game. She finished with a team-high 12 points, but ultimately she wasn’t a match for Fresno State.
Haley Cavinder was second on the ‘Dogs with 20 points, and she dominated on the glass as she grabbed a team-high 13 rebounds.
Gamez’s previous career-high in scoring was 25 against UNLV her freshman year. Before Wednesday, she had not scored more than 16 this season.
After picking up wins on the road against New Mexico and Colorado State, the Bulldogs return to Fresno to host third place UNLV on Saturday.
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