Bronco women win big

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
closing minutes.

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.