'Dogs Give Pebley First Win as a Bulldog
Nov. 12, 2012
FRESNO, Calif. - The Fresno State women's basketball team gave head coach Raegan Pebley her first win as a Bulldog Monday night, as the 'Dogs defeated Cal Maritime 82-43 in the home opener at the Save Mart Center.
All 10 Bulldogs that saw the court scored in Monday's victory and the Bulldogs (1-1) were led by Bree Farley, who scored a career-high 21 points.
"It was good for us to be able to play a game like this, especially this early, where we could get not just our top six or seven in the rotation, but also the entire team quality minutes," Pebley said. "We've got to see some players really start to emerge into consistent, productive assets to the rotation of our bench."
Farley was 6-of-9 from the field, hit four 3-pointers and added six rebounds on the night.
"She's a queen on the chest board," Pebley said of Farley's versatility. "She played the four (position), the three, she played the point, and it was good for us to have her out there to get some point reps."
Fresno State shot 46.8 percent in the game and out-rebounded the Keelhaulers (0-4) 44-28 in the game. The Bulldogs finished with 17 offensive rebounds and through the first 29 mintues of the game, Fresno State had as many offensive rebounds (14) as Cal Maritime had total rebounds.
The Bulldogs forced Cal Maritime into 23 turnovers and scored 29 points off those take-aways.
After playing the two games over the past four days, the Bulldogs are now off for over a week. Fresno State next plays on Nov. 20 when it hosts Grambling State at 7 p.m. and Farley feels that the time off early in the season will be good for the team.
"I think execution is such a big thing for our team at the moment because we are learning a new system and it kind of feels like we are coming in as freshmen," Farley said about the team continuing to learn under the new coaching staff. "[The coaches] made it such an easy transition into what they want and it's very clear. Now it's just working towards execution.
"It's good for us to have this week of practice and I think you'll continue to see us improving on what the coaches want."
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