Aly Gamez is on a roll, and so is the Fresno State women’s basketball team.
Gamez scored a career-high 27 points, backcourt mate Haley Cavinder added 20 points, and the Bulldogs steamrolled Colorado State, 79-61, Wednesday night in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Fresno State stayed perfect in the Mountain West at 12-0 and improved to 19-4 overall with its 11th straight victory.
On Jan. 22, while playing at home, the Bulldogs edged the Rams, 55-53, on Gamez’s layup at the buzzer.
Colorado State dipped to 10-13 overall and 4-8 in conference action.
Bulldogs Make 12 of 22 From 3-Point Range
The Rams simply had no answer for the Bulldogs’ torrid 3-point shooting. Fresno State made a season-best 54.5% of its shots from beyond the arc, converting 12 of 22.
Gamez made 11 of her 13 shots, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers. Cavinder’s all-around stellar performance included 13 rebounds and five assists.
And, when Bulldogs coach Jaime White pulled Gamez and Cavinder in the fourth quarter, the duo had combined for 47 points — just one point less than Colorado State.
The game boxscore is at this link.
The Mountain West standings are at this link.
The Bulldogs return home to take on third-place UNLV (12-10, 8-3) Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Save Mart Center.
Saturday will be National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Fresno State along with the program’s annual pink game to support breast cancer awareness.
At halftime, Fresno State will unveil program all-time great Wendy Martell’s No. 34 jersey in the rafters.