Women’s basketball wins big in the Kelp Bed

California State University, Monterey Bay’s (CSUMB) women’s basketball faced off against Sonoma State University (SSU) Saturday afternoon and emerged victorious. 

The Otters started the game strong with Emily Perez (#14) scoring off a free throw early in the first quarter. The Seawolves responded soon after with Chasity Spady (#11) scoring off a layup. Perez scored again soon after with a 3-point shot. 

CSUMB and SSU traded baskets back and forth and by the end of the first quarter the Otters had a narrow lead against the Seawolves, with the score at 18-13. 

The second quarter started off with a turnover from the Seawolves with a setup from CSUMB’s Samiya Terry (#4) to sink a jumper and score 2 more points. Moving forward with her teammates momentum, Frances Potts (#32) sank a 3-pointer on the next possession. 

Over the next few minutes, both teams traded fouls and missed baskets. The brief stalemate was broken by the Otters’ Sidni Wise-Wright (#11) who sank a jump shot to further Monterey’s lead. 

Sonoma tried to respond but could match the Otters energy for the rest of the game. Throughout the second half of the game, CSUMB worked to further their lead on SSU, down to the final minutes of the game. 

The Otters emerged from the Kelp Bed victorious with the final score of the game 62 for CSUMB and 53 for SSU. Women’s basketball has their next game against Chico State University at the Wildcats’ home turf on Feb. 10. For more information visit the Otter Athletics website.

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