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East Union grad leads Warriors in upset over Humboldt State

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East Union grad leads Warriors in upset over Humboldt State

Christin Gowan

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POSTED February 20, 2010 1:57 a.m.
TURLOCK — The Cal State Stanislaus women’s basketball team rallied from a 12-point deficit to upset the Humboldt State Lumberjacks, 70-67, Friday night at Warrior Arena.

Junior guard Christin Gowan, a 2007 East Union High graduate, scored a career-high 24 points to lead the Warriors as Stanislaus wins its second straight contest to improve to 7-16 overall and 6-13 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Katie Busi added 16 points and pulled eight rebounds and Alishea Kelly chipped in 10 points for the Warriors.

Humboldt State’s Brittney Taylor netted a career-best with 33 points, including 13 free throws to lead the Lumberjacks. HSU dropped to 16-7, 14-5 in the CCAA. HSU entered the weekend in second place in the CCAA standings.

Trailing by 12 points, 58-46, at 7:37 left to go, Gowan started the Warriors engine with a layup and a three-pointer to pull within seven. But HSU managed to maintain a double-digit lead after a pair of free throws by Andrea Bobic to make it 64-54 in favor of the Jacks.

But that would be the last time HSU would score for the next three minutes as Stanislaus go on a 12-0 run to take over the game. The rally was capped by a couple of free throws by Andreanna Marshall after another Gowan layup to tie the game at 64-64.

Humboldt State led by as many as 15 points in the first half with a 15-0 run during a six-minute stretch. Taylor scored 15 of her points in the opening period.

The Warriors, though, used a 7-0 mini-run to pull within five, 27-22, with Gowan scoring all seven points including a three-pointer and four free throws.

Gowan was 7-for-14 from the field with three long-range three-pointers. She also had six assists to lead the charge. Kelly also had seven rebounds.

The Warriors hope to finish off the home season on a high-note on Saturday when they host Sonoma State, which lost to Chico State, 71-39, Friday night
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