Green leads CSUB women’s basketball team to victory in season opener

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Diana Olivares/ The Runner Head Coach Greg McCall guided the women’s basketball team to a victory in the team’s season opener on Sunday.

Ron Stapp, Sports editor

The CSUB women’s basketball team returned to the court in style Sunday, earning a road win over a power-conference opponent.

Lexus Green scored 15 points while adding five assists and two steals, and the Roadrunners were in control for much of the day in a 60-52 win over Pac-12 foe California.

Vanessa Austin also scored in double figures with 10 points, while Miracle Saxon led all players with 12 rebounds. Andie Easley had a solid all-around game as well, scoring nine points and tying Green for the team lead with five assists.   As a team, the `Runners shot 46.6% from the field and were perfect at the charity stripe.

Sunday marked CSUB’s first win in five games against Cal, and was their first win over a power conference opponent since a 76-72 win over Arizona on Nov. 17, 2014. It is the fourth time the women’s team has defeated a Pac-12 program in school history.