CSLA Women's Hopes for Title End With 62-54 Loss

The Cal State Los Angeles women's basketball team saw its best season in nearly a decade come to an end Thursday as Cal State Dominguez Hills scored an easy 62-54 win in the semifinals of the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. Tournament at Dominguez Hills.

The Toros, the nation's best rebounding team in Division II, had 20 first-half rebounds.

Cal State Los Angeles took an early 10-point lead, but trailed 28-23 at halftime.

The Golden Eagles pulled to within three, 52-49, after Stacie Washington hit a turnaround jump shot with 2:46 to play.

The Toros responded with a 6-0 run over the next 1:44 and was never threatened again.

Washington, playing her final game, led all scorers with 26 points. Ugochi Nwamuo added 11 points and tied Washington with a team-high seven rebounds.

Dominguez Hills played UC Riverside Saturday for the CCAA Tournament championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division II tournament.

Records: Cal State Los Angeles 16-11; Cal State Dominguez Hills 20-5.

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