The Humboldt State women’s basketball team will host Cal State East Bay in the opening round of the CCAA tournament on Tuesday night.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
“It’s huge to play a first-round game at home,” said HSU head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson. “I told the girls we’ve worked all season to put ourselves in this position to be fortunate enough to host. Playing in Lumberjack Arena is a special feeling and we hope the local fans come out and support us.”
The HSU women closed out the regular season with a record of 19-6, including going 17-5 in conference and finishing third in the final standings.
On Saturday night they claimed an eighth straight win, defeating San Francisco State 76-66.
Alexia Thrower turned in another impressive performance in the win, scoring a career-best 34 points and adding 10 rebounds for a conference-leading 15th double-double.
East Bay, meanwhile, has lost two straight and has a record of 13-15 (10-12 in conference).
The first 200 HSU students in attendance with valid campus ID will receive free admission to Tuesday’s game.
Ray Hamill writes at humboldtsports.com, where you can read lots more about sports in Humboldt County.