Coyotes fall to Grand Canyon

The Cal State State San Bernardino men’s basketball team dropped its fifth game in seven tries, this time falling to Grand Canyon 76-71 Saturday at Valley High School in Las Vegas.

Cal State shot 52 percent from the field while Grand Canyon shot just 37 percent and rebounds were even at 37-all. But the Coyotes had 20 turnovers and hit just 14 of 28 free throws while the Antelopes (4-4) hit 21 of 27 tries from the stripe.

“We continue to find new ways to lose,” Cal State coach Jeff Oliver said. “We did show a little more fight and I was pleased with that. We still just haven’t put it all together.”

The bright spot was the play of junior forward Brandon Brown who tallied 23 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in his Cal State debut.

“He played well. We just have to have some other guys jump on board,” Oliver added.

The only other player in double figures was Lawrence Tyson who had 18 with five assists. DuBois Williams had six points and 11 rebounds.

Leading scorer Devin Montgomery was held to seven and second-leading scorer Tim Denson managed just two.

The Coyotes will play San Francisco Academy of the Arts (0-10) Sunday in Las Vegas.

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