Story Links MALIBU, Calif. — The Pepperdine women’s basketball team’s first look at action for the season opener didn’t go as planned as the Waves fell 90-74 in Cal State LA during a Friday night exhibit at Firestone Fieldhouse. The Waves had a 40-34 lead at halftime, but the Golden Eagles turned up a notch after the break and entered the final frame with a one-point lead at 57-56. Cal State LA took over in the final frame. Sophomore guard Ally Stedman (Phoenix, Ariz./Pinnacle HS) led Pepperdine by 24 points and seven boards. The Waves head out on Monday, November 7 to open the 2022-23 season by visiting the reigning Mountain West champion, UNLV. .