Women’s basketball

Spirits crushed on Spirit Night IV

February 3, 2018 Sports

After a stress-inducing close game against Cal State San Marcos, the SF State women’s basketball team suffered a 62-58 loss on Spirit Night IV at The Swamp on Friday, Feb. 2. The team was looking to continue their success after breaking an eight-game losing streak last Saturday against Stanislaus State, but a three point shot ...

Lady Gators overpowered by Cal State Dominguez Hills

December 3, 2017 Sports

The Gators women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros team Saturday night and lost 91-76. Junior forward Jhaina Stephens scored a season high 31 points and added 14 rebounds, but the overall team performance was not nearly strong enough to combat the explosive offensive attack from the Toros. The Gators ...

Women’s basketball downed by Cal State LA

December 2, 2017 Sports

The California State University, Los Angeles Golden Eagles proved to be too much for the San Francisco State women’s basketball team Friday night, as the Eagles beat the Gators 68-61 in the Purple Out game. The Gators looked good in the first half, as eight points from Tyiteyana Jefferson in the first 10 minutes of ...

Faith unites the Fellowship of Christian Athletes

November 15, 2017 Sports

In the living room of San Francisco State baseball coach Tony Schifano, something bigger than any game is happening with a group of athletes from Gator athletics. Each week, these athletes meet as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes club, or FCA. Since its founding in 1954, FCA has strived to combine two key elements: faith ...

Gator women find their groove

February 17, 2017 Sports

SF State women’s basketball defeated California State University, Dominguez Hills 73-68 at The Swamp tonight, giving the Gators their first win since their recent 17-game losing streak. The Gators had the Toros by the horns for a majority of the game, holding the lead for a majority of the first half of the game. Senior ...

OFFENSIVE EXPLOSION PROPELS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TO VICTORY

January 24, 2016 Sports

SF State (5-12) snapped its five game losing streak Saturday night by beating the California State University Monterey Bay Otters 57-49. The Gators stagnant offense came to life in the fourth quarter, where they scored 24 of their 57 points. Tatsiana Dashkevich was a big part of the Gators offensive explosion. She scored a game ...

BRUTAL FOURTH QUARTER DOOMS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

January 23, 2016 Sports

The SF State Gators (4-12) seasonal woes continued Friday night, as they were blown out 39-70 by the California State University East Bay Pioneers (14-4). The Gators kept pace with the Pioneers throughout the first three quarters, but an abysmal fourth quarter was their downfall. Going into the fourth, the Gators trailed 35-43. SF State was ...

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROUTED BY TRITONS

January 9, 2016 Sports

SF State (4-8) never stood a chance as University of California, San Diego (11-2) cruised to a 93-34 victory, nearly tripling the Gators score. The lead only changed once and the Tritons never gave it back. “We didn’t talk on defense, that’s how they got open shots and they made pretty much all of them,” ...

Gators end losing streak with first win

November 18, 2015 Sports 1 Comment

Last year it took the Gators 24 games to get a win, this year it only took three. The women’s basketball team ended a two game skid tonight and improved their record to 1-2 with a 67-63 win over Notre Dame de Namur University. “Just feels good to win,” said head coach Dennis Cox. “We ...

Gators open preseason with a win

November 6, 2015 Sports

The women’s basketball team opened the preseason with a 69-65 win over visiting Menlo College Thursday, Nov. 5, but not without some late-game drama. With under a minute left in regulation and leading by only five points, the Gators had three chances to inbound the ball and run out the clock but were unable to ...

Reconstructed women’s basketball team seeks success

November 3, 2015 Sports

After the mass exodus of players from a roster that mustered only one win last season, the SF State women’s basketball team plans to erase 2014 from the University’s memory. “It’s been a long time since I’ve been this optimistic about a team,” said head coach Dennis Cox at the Winter Sports Media Conference. “We’re more athletic and bigger. The ...

Past and present: The composition of a championship gators team

September 30, 2015 Sports

Four teams in SF State history hold the honor of being the University’s most successful squads ever assembled. While each group had a unique approach to collecting championships, the teams share certain traits that contributed to their accomplishments. Based off data compiled from the SF State sports information department, see how this semester’s programs stack up ...

Senior night inspires emotional first win of season

February 23, 2015 Sports

  As the chances of a Chico State Wildcats comeback slimmed during the final minutes of Saturday’s game, a marked change swept over The Swamp gymnasium. Frantic expressions on the faces of furiously defending SF State players faded into cautious optimism and then melted away altogether into uninhibited elation. The home crowd seemed to fear the ...

“Gold Rush” night energizes crowd, key to men’s successful night

February 16, 2015 Sports

Hundreds of SF State students and fans waited in line, anxiously awaiting the free t-shirts and pizza for the first 500 attendees. “Gold Rush” night, the first of its kind, packed The Swamp on Friday night for both the women’s and mens’s basketball game against the UC San Diego Tritons. The men’s basketball team was ...

Minnesota's center Savanna Handevidt tries to draw a charging foul from SF State forward Michelle Sutton during a home game Thursday, Nov. 20. SF State Gators lost against the Minnesota Dragons 67-78. Annastashia Goolsby/Xpress.

Gators lose to Minnesota State in season home opener

November 21, 2014 Sports

The SF State women’s basketball 2014-15 regular season home opener was spoiled on Thursday evening, as they lost against a physically stronger and larger Minnesota State Moorhead team, 78-67. Minnesota State’s height advantage was apparent from the opening tip-off, as they dominated the rebound battle and forced the Gators to shoot long, contested three pointers throughout ...

Women’s basketball suffers unfortunate loss to Cal State East Bay

February 28, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157641680411695] UPDATE:Amid offensive struggles SF State’s women’s basketball team couldn’t keep up with the Cal State East Bay Pioneers, resulting in a 58-50 loss in their second-to-last game of the season. Senior guard Katie Batlin had a game high 21 points to lead SF State, but the only other Gator to accompany her in double ...

Gators defeat No. 14 ranked team in the nation

February 18, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157641071222705] A career game from the Gators’ senior guard Jennifer Le led SF State to a dominant 15-point victory over Cal Poly Pomona Saturday. The Broncos entered the game as the No. 14 ranked team in the country, but were held in check by the Gator defense losing 78-63. “Tonight, defense was key to the ...

Women’s basketball suffers surprising loss to CSULA

February 15, 2014 Sports

[set_id=72157640812175575] After a large victory against Cal State Los Angeles Jan. 3, SF State’s women’s basketball team suffered a surprising loss 67-55 during last weekend’s game. The Gators couldn’t make a comeback as CSULA’s bench outscored their entire team, dropping them to 8-8 in CCAA and 12-10 overall. “It just didn’t make any sense because ...

Gators trump reigning conference champions at The Swamp

December 11, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157638563565693]A stout defense brought the women’s basketball team to a 82-65 win over the Chico State Wildcats Friday night at The Swamp, giving the Gators their first win over the reigning CCAA champions in six years. The Gators kept tight coverage on the Wildcats in their first conference matchup, managing six blocked shots and 13 ...

Former DI player closes college basketball career with Gators

December 3, 2013 Sports

When Katie Batlin steps to the free throw line, she puts her hand over her heart in remembrance of her brother, Phil, who was struck by a car and killed in 2004 on St. Patrick’s Day. He was her biggest fan. “My brother Phil really loved coming to my games and was the loudest person ...

SF State women’s basketball outruns Menlo College for win

November 16, 2013 Sports

This Friday, Menlo College couldn’t keep up with SF State women’s basketball’s quick shifts to offense. The Gators outran the Lady Oaks for most of the game, allowing them to score at will and coast to a 66-58 victory. “We really try to get the ball up and down the court in a hasty manner,” ...

Women’s basketball beats Pacific Union in Gator’s home opener

November 12, 2013 Sports

[set_id=72157637620237685] After a slow start to the season, the SF State women’s basketball team took its first lead of the year with seven minutes to go in the first half of the game Tuesday. The Gators wouldn’t trail the rest of the game, besting Pacific Union 76-45 in the Gator’s home opener. “Anytime you get ...

Women’s basketball starts season with four veterans and tough defense

October 22, 2013 Sports

SF State women’s basketball is looking to do something that has never been done before in team history: raise a California Collegiate Athletic Association banner. With four experienced veterans and a tough defense, head coach Joaquin Wallace said the team has the goods to reach the top of the conference, but lack of points at ...

Gators battle Wildcats for a women's loss, men's victory

February 9, 2013 Sports

By Gabriella Gamboa and Frank Leal / Xpress [HTML1] SF State women’s basketball team fell short in Friday’s game against the Chico State Wildcats in a heated match that ended 53-54 on Feb. 8, 2013. The team will continue on to play against Cal State Stanislaus at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. SF State men’s ...

Women's basketball loses to Cal State East Bay Pioneers 38-46

December 1, 2012 Sports

The rainy weather dampened more than just the ground as the Gators lost their third conference game of the season, 38-46, to the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. After scoring evenly in the first seven minutes of the game, the Gators began to lose their initial four-point lead near the middle of the first period, ...

PREVIEW: Gator women's basketball strikes back with new season

October 23, 2012 Sports

With ball in hand, chemistry clicking, adrenaline pumping and eyes on the hoop, the Gators prepare to wipe away the memories of last year’s disappointing 20-loss season with replenished ambition and a few new faces. Returning this season with a strong, experienced front line and eight new players, women’s basketball head coach Joaquin Wallace hopes to not ...

Basketball team loses lead late in game against Chico State

December 2, 2011 Sports

Wins continued to elude the SF State women’s basketball team Thursday night as they dropped their second home game of the season to Chico State, 54-59. The Gators maintained a slim lead for most of the game, but with five and a half minutes left in play the team fell behind, and stayed behind. “We ...