By MICHAEL COIT
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Sonoma State’s basketball season concludes with the women and men playing doubleheaders this week.
With the California Collegiate Athletic Association playoffs out of reach, both teams look to finish strong with seniors completing Seawolves careers. Several former Empire prep standouts lead both squads.
Top scorer and rebounder Justin Herold should add to totals that have moved the former Maria Carrillo player up the Sonoma State record books.
This season the senior tops Sonoma State with 14 points and 6 rebounds a game. One of the conference’s top shooters, Herold also is a top ten CCAA rebounder.
For his Sonoma State career, Herold is second all-time in field goal percentage, fourth for both offensive rebounds and blocked shots, seventh in rebounds, and tenth in scoring average.
Several fellow seniors are completing Sonoma State careers.
Sterling Arterberry goes out as another versatile player, third all-time in free throws made and seventh in defensive rebounds. The guard from Sacramento, out with injury the past several weeks, is second in scoring and rebounding on the season.
Jason Walter, from Las Vegas, is third on the career games played list. Steve Lackey, from Shingle Springs, was a frequent starter the past two seasons.
A pair of Empire prep greats have played big roles in the Seawolves season.
Bronte Sheahan, a junior from Ursuline, is second in scoring with 9 points a game and adds 3 plus rebounds per contest.
Hannah Sourek, a sophomore out of Santa Rosa high, scores 8 and pulls down 5 rebounds a game, second on the Seawolves.
Sonoma State’s leader has been Kristina Fahey. The senior from Rocklin averages 10 points and 6 rebounds. For her career, Fahey is third all-time in blocking shots and tied for sixth in 3-pointers made.
The only other Seawolves senior is Natalie Del Carlo, an occasional starter from Ashland, Ore. She joined the basketball team after four years playing water polo for Sonoma State.
SSU basketball doubleheaders
Friday: Cal State Monterey Bay at SSU, women 5:30 p.m., men 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Cal State East Bay at SSU, women 5:30 p.m., men 7:30 p.m.