Women win, advance in conference tournament

Louis LaVenture,

The women’s basketball team advanced to the second round of the California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference tournament on Tuesday when they defeated seventh-seeded Chico State 68-55.

Senior guard Shomari Harris led the way for the Pioneers with a game-high 20 points while freshman Morgan Greene dominated the post as she accumulated a game-high 18 rebounds.

Next up for East Bay is a trip to The Sports Center in San Marcos at 2:35 p.m. to take on the third-ranked Cal Poly Pomona.

If East Bay wins on Friday, they will play the winner of Stanislaus State and UC San Diego on Saturday in the CCAA Conference championship game.

Be sure to check out our coverage of the team as they compete in the conference tournament in next week’s issue of The Pioneer.

Last season The Pioneers won the CCAA Conference Tournament after they went 3-0 defeating Humboldt State in the first round, UC San Diego in the second round and Cal State Dominguez Hills in the championship game.

East Bay lost their first round match up in the NCAA West Regionals 74-59 to UC San Diego.