Women’s basketball beat Toros opening night


Mari Woodmansee/The Runner

Sophomore Center Makenzie Bond goes for a two-point basket on Tuesday Nov. 5 at the Icardo Center during opening night.

Elisa Fuentes, Sports Editor

  CSU Bakersfield women’s basketball started their 20th season against CSU Dominguez Hills for their opening game. The Roadrunners took the win after a competitive game beating Dominguez Hills 83-74. 

  In the first quarter of the game, the ‘Runners tied the Toros six times in scoring and went back and forth nine times. The score at the end of the quarter was 23-22 in favor of the Toros. 

  “I felt good. I think that the only reason why it was close was that we just had the jitters. Like everyone was just super excited. I think it was just those first-game jitters we just had to get out and from further on we just got to work on our defense, tighten it up a little more,” sophomore Makenzie Bond said. 

  Bond had a 5 out of 9 point conversion ratio with a total of 10 points and 5 rebounds. Her teammate, graduate student Andie Easley, had a total of 15 points and 4 rebounds. 

  “We were a little too excited. On defense we were fouling too much, getting too aggressive, and getting too antsy on offense, so we just need to relax a little bit,” said Easley. 

  Even with the things noted by Easley, the ‘Runners managed to obtain the lead and finished on top by the end of every quarter. They had 34 out of 83 point conversions, while only allowing 19 out of 54 for the Toros. They also had 54 points in the paint and 42 rebounds. 

   “I just think we have to tighten up our defense, because the next two teams we play are a lot harder. So we just got to tighten up a little more on defense and offense, and then I think we should be good,” Bond said while looking ahead to the next games. 

  The ‘Runners will face the University of Washington in an away game on Nov 8.