Cal State `steals’ victory from Chico St.

first_imgThe Coyotes trapped the opponent and stole the inbounds pass, with Pierce retrieving a loose ball and hitting the layup with eight seconds left. Chico’s last-second shot was off the rim and out of bounds off a Coyote defender as time expired. Two of the three officials even left the court. But one second was put back on the clock, giving the Wildcats another shot. They ran a lob pass for Andy Bocian, but he didn’t get the shot up in time. Chet Johnson led the Coyotes with 19 points, while Ivan Johnson and Yoseph Yaisrael chipped in with 14. It was the eighth straight loss for Chico (6-16, 4-13), which last won Jan.18. The Wildcats got 29 from Bocian and 22 from Baird. The Coyotes play Cal State Stanislaus (11-13, 7-10) at 7:30 tonight. The Warriors lost to Cal Poly Pomona 89-83 Friday. No. 20 Cal State San Bernardino needed a last-second layup by Marlon Pierce to edge host Chico State 83-82 on Friday at Acker Gym. “It’s been a long time since we stole one. We had no business winning this one,” Coyotes coach Jeff Oliver said. The Coyotes (17-5, 13-4), ranked second in the West Region, trailed 81-79 after Chico’s Jon Baird drained his seventh 3-pointer of the game with 56 seconds left. After a Chico free throw made it 82-79, the Coyotes got closer on a dunk by Ivan Johnson, making it 82-81 with 14 seconds left. center_img CAL STATE WOMEN The Coyotes shot just 37 percent (20-for-54) from the field and had 24 turnovers in an 82-55 loss to No. 16 Chico State. The Coyotes (15-7 overall, 11-6 CCAA), ranked sixth in the West, were led by Vanessa Wilt with 13 points and six rebounds. Denise Snyder added 10 points and five rebounds while Ashlee Ford tallied four assists and three steals. The Wildcats (17-4, 13-4) got 20 points from Audrianna Spencer. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more