Nov. 26, 2016

Box Score

The Basics
Score: San Francisco 73 - Western Carolina 52
Records: Western Carolina 2-5, San Francisco 4-2
Location: Hass Pavilion - Berkeley, Calif.

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Western Carolina women's basketball fell to San Francisco 73-52 Saturday in the consolation game of the Cal Classic hosted by California Berkeley in Haas Pavilion.

Tied at 15 after the first period, Western scored just seven points in the second period and went the final six minutes of the second without scoring. The Catamounts scored just seven points in the second period and 13 in the third period allowing San Francisco to pull away in the game.

San Francisco scored 46 of its points in the third and fourth period.

Junior forward Sherae Bonner recorded her third double-double of the season with 16 rebounds and 13 points. Freshman Tess Harris had 12 points -- all three-pointers.

Turning Point
Western Carolina came out in the third period and posted a 5-0 run to tie San Francisco at 27. The Dons came back and scored on a four-point swing to reclaim the lead 31-27 and went on a 15-8 run in the final four minutes of the third to put the game away.

Individual Leaders
- Harris had 12 points all on a season-high tying four three pointers.
- Kyia Hough dished out six assists.
- Bonner had her third double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds. Her 16 rebounds led the game.
- Tembre Moates just missed scoring in double figures with nine points.

Inside the Box Score
- In the second and third period, Western Carolina combined for 18 points. In contrast, San Francisco scored 31 points in the second and third combined.
- After going 1-for-7 in the first three and a half periods, San Francisco was 6-for-6 in the final six minutes of the game.
- Western Carolina was near perfect from the free throw line hitting 13-of-15.
- The Catamounts had five three-pointers in the game and the Dons had six.
- Western Carolina had 22 turnovers with San Francisco turning it into 18 points.

News & Notes
- With the 16 rebounds against San Francisco, Bonner has now ripped down double figure rebounds in the last three games and four of the last five.
- Bonner was named to the Cal Classic All-Tournament team averaging 13 rebounds per game and 7.5 ponts. 
- The loss puts Western Carolina on a two-game losing streak headed to its home game on Tuesday with Campbell.
- The Catamounts went 1-2 in its three-game road swing.
- Western Carolina's 52 points is the second-lowest points scored in a game this season.

Up Next
Western Carolina returns home Tuesday to host Campbell in a noon Education Day game in the Ramsey Center. Area school children will attend the game as part of community outreach. The game will be free of charge for everyone.

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