Broncos’ Gordon takes top honor for the week

WALNUT CREEK Cal Poly Pomona forward Larry Gordon has been named Wilson California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Mens Basketball Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 21-27. It marks the second time this week he has been honored.

Gordon, a 6-foot-5 junior from Pomona, Calif., averaged 20 points and 11 rebounds while helping the Broncos to a pair of home wins over No. 17 Humboldt State and Sonoma State over the weekend. He connected on 57.1 percent (12 of 21) of his field goal attempts and was 15 of 16 from the foul line.

In Cal Poly Pomonas win over nationally-ranked Humboldt State, Gordon registered a double-double with a career-high 24 points and 13 rebounds. He followed that performance with 16 points and nine rebounds in a win over Sonoma State.

Gordon is currently the CCAAs leading scorer, averaging 18.1 points a contest, and is second in rebounding with 10.6 boards a game.

The weekend sweep by Cal Poly Pomona moved it into a tie with Humboldt State for second place in the conference standings with a 7-3 league mark as the CCAA reaches its midway point. The Broncos and Lumberjacks trail conference leader Cal State San Bernardino (8-2) by one game.

Cal Poly Pomona starts second-half play on Friday when it visits Cal State Monterey Bay in Seaside. The Broncos conclude weekend action on Saturday when they play at San Francisco State.

Wilson CCAA Mens Basketball Player of the Week:
Nov. 12-18: Michael Earl (Cal State Bernardino); Nov. 19-25: Darroll Phillips (Chico State); Nov. 26 Dec. 2: Cy Vandermeer (Humboldt State), Dec. 3-9: Andrew Kochevar (Sonoma State); Dec. 10-16: Demetrius Hazel (Cal State L.A.); Dec. 17-23: Grayson Moyer (Humboldt State); Dec. 24-30: Larry Gordon (Cal Poly Pomona); Dec. 31-Jan. 6: Chris Rodriguez (San Francisco State); Jan. 7-13: Vincent Camper (Cal State L.A.); Jan. 14-20: Vincent Camper (Cal State L.A.); Jan. 21-27: Larry Gordon (Cal Poly Pomona).