FULLERTON, Calif. – The Cal State Fullerton women's basketball team will play a pair of home games for week number four of the season as Dartmouth comes to Titan Gym on Wednesday followed by CSU Bakersfield on Saturday for Homecoming.
This will be the first time Fullerton and Dartmouth will face each other in program history. The Big Green are led by Isalys Quinones who averages 14.5 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. The team is coming off a pair of losses in the Lady Rebel Round-Up with their second loss coming against Big West rival UC Santa Barbara.
This will be the ninth meeting against CSU Bakersfield with the last matchup coming last year where the 'Runners beat the Titans 43-55 at Bakersfield. CSUB has five players averaging double-digits led by Damiyne Durham who has averaging 13.4 points per game off the bench.
Fullerton will tip-off against Dartmouth at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night and at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday as game one of the homecoming double-header.
IN THE RECORD BOOKS
Several Titans have found their way into the record books on the all-time career leaderboards:
Daeja Smith.............................. 2nd in Blocks (108)
....................................................... 5th in Double-Doubles (24)
....................................................... 9th in Field Goal Percentage (48.6%)
....................................................... 10th in Rebounds (666)
Jade Vega................................. 10th in Free Throw Percentage (71.0%)
Hannah Thompson.............. 3rd in Three-Point Percentage (37.0%)
ROAD TO 1K
Only 23 Titans have ever surpassed the 1,000-point mark for their careers, but there could be two more to reach it this year. Daeja Smith currently sits at 911 and Jade Vega is behind her at 869. They rank 27th and 30th respectively all-time.
Daeja Smith surpassed 900-career points and 650-career rebounds against Santa Clara. That makes her just the 9th player in program history to reach both of those marks. She currently sits at 911 points and 666 rebounds.
Picking up where she left off last year, Daeja Smith has shown why she's on the Lisa Leslie Award watch list. Through four games, she has three double-doubles, averaging 17.2 ppg and 11.5 rpg. Her best game came against CBU when she set a career-high 26 points to go along with 16 rebounds.
Raina Perez was forced to redshirt last season, but has shown everyone what she's capable of already this year. After missing the first game, she is averaging 12.4 points per game and 7.6 assists in a team high 36.0 minutes per game. She currently ranks third in the nation in assists per game and ninth in total assists.
THE KIWI IS COOKING
Despite battling a wrist injury, freshman Amiee Book has been absolutely on fire from the field this season. In five games, she is shooting 61.7%% (29-47) from the field and 52.4% (11-21) from three. She also ranks seventh in the Big West with 14.2 ppg and has scored in double-figures all five games that she has played in.
SHARING IS CARING
This year's Fullerton team plays very unselfishly passing up good shots for great shots. Because of that, they rank 19th in the nation with 111 assists on the season. Their 18.5 assists per game is good for 21st in the NCAA as well.
ON FIRE FROM THE FIELD
The Titans have shot lights out from the field so far this year, ranking second in the conference going 45.1% from the field leading to 69.3 points per game.
Homecoming – Saturday, December 1, 2018
Cal State Fullerton is set to host its first ever Double Header at the 2018 Homecoming Event on Saturday, December 1st. Women's Basketball takes on CSU Bakersfield at 2:30pm followed by Men's Basketball taking on Cal Lutheran at 6:00pm. In between the two games fans can take part in the Homecoming pre-game festival. Homecoming package includes general admission to the festival and both Women's and Men's Basketball games, a custom student designed T-shirt, meal voucher for In-N-Out Burger, and non-alcoholic beverages. Click HERE for Homecoming Package options. The pre-game festival begins at 2:00pm, so come early and make a day out of it with the Titans! For more information on Homecoming go to https://alumni.fullerton.edu/studentoutreach/homecoming
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