Sophomore Reyana Colson scored 17 points and snagged 11 rebounds
to lead the Cal Poly Pomona women to a 69-57 win over visiting Cal
State Monterey Bay Friday at Kellogg Gymnasium.
It was the seventh double-double of Colson’s two-year career and
the fifth this season. She also dished out seven assists and had two
steals in helping the Broncos (10-8, 6-3) hold on to a share of
second place in the CCAA.
“At times we really executed,” Broncos coach Scott Davis said.
“In the second half they made a run and we started speeding up the
game and we got a little chaotic.”
The Broncos led by as many as 15 points in the first half, that
advantage coming on a jumper from the baseline by Colson that made it
33-18 with 3:37 left.
The closest the Otters got in the second half was six points after
LaShawn Johnson nailed a 3-pointer to cut the defcit to 40-34.
The Broncos responded with a 9-0 run with four different players
factoring in. A 3-pointer by Emily Nichols gave Cal Poly a 49-35 edge
and the Broncos never looked back despite getting sloppy in the
Danah Smith was the only other player in double figures with 11.
The Broncos shot 45 percent (27-for-60) from the field but only
went 10-for-20 from the line and committed 21 turnovers.
Junior guard Helen Suarez had 24 points to lead the Otters (8-7,
3-6) who shot 37.7 percent (20-for-53) from the field, 47.4 percent
(9-for-19) from the line and had 22 turnovers.