Broncos surge past Sonoma State

The Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team rode the strength of inside play from sophomore Tobias Jahn and the Broncos earned a 59-41 victory over Sonoma State before a crowd of 609 at Kellogg Gym on Friday night.

 

                The victory was CPP’s seventh straight, its best winning streak since the 2006-07 season when it won eight in a row. The Broncos are 16-6 overall and 12-5 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Sonoma State, which entered play with a four-game winning streak, is 11-13, 7-10.

                Jahn hit 5-of-7 from inside the paint in the first half as the Broncos took a 28-17 halftime lead. Senior Larry Gordon added nine points in the opening 20 minutes and freshman Dwayne Fells added seven.

The Broncos began the second half solid defensively as Sonoma State went scoreless until Ben Washington hit a layup with 12:04 remaining and CPP led 32-19.

Cal Poly Pomona held leads as large as 20 on three separate occasions to post the comfortable win.

The only question was if CPP could hold an opponent to less than 40 points for the second straight night and third time this season. Prior to this season, CPP had held an opponent to less than 40 only seven times since the school began its recorded history with the 1961-62 season.

Steven Pratt hit a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left to lift Sonoma State above the 40-point mark.

Leading the way for the Broncos was Gordon, who finished with a game-high 15 points with seven rebounds. Jahn finished with 12 points – his only points of the second half came on a breakaway slam dunk. He also had nine rebounds. Seven players played at least 20 minutes.

The Broncos, who are ranked fourth in this week’s NCAA West Region poll, take on No. 5 Humboldt State at 7:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

CAL POLY POMONA 59, SONOMA STATE 41

 

SONOMA STATE (11-13, 7-10 CCAA)

PRATT, Steven 4-9 1-2 10; NELSON, Mike 2-5 0-0 6; WASHINGTON, Ben 3-4 0-0 6;

SANDOVAL, James 3-4 0-1 6; SHANDERA, Kyle 2-5 0-2 4; LINK, Gerred 1-4 0-0 3;

WRIGHT, Duane 1-4 1-2 3; GARNER, Keith 1-4 0-0 2; CALLEGARI, Stephen 0-0 1-2

1; HARRISON, Curtis 0-4 0-0 0; McROBERTS, Casey 0-5 0-0 0. Totals 17-48 3-9

41.

CAL POLY POMONA (16-6, 12-5 CCAA)

GORDON, Larry 6-11 2-3 15; JAHN, Tobias 6-9 0-0 12; NASSER, Dahir 2-6 3-4 8;

FELLS, Dwayne 3-6 1-2 7; SWIFT, Austin 1-3 3-5 5; SUMMERS, Robert 2-6 1-3 5;

THOMPSON, Walter 1-5 2-2 4; MIYASAKA, Jimmy 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 22-49 12-19

59.

Sonoma State………………   17   24  -   41

Cal Poly Pomona……………   28   31  -   59

3-point goals–Sonoma State 4-15 (NELSON, Mike 2-4; LINK, Gerred 1-3; PRATT,

Steven 1-3; McROBERTS, Casey 0-5), Cal Poly Pomona 3-11 (MIYASAKA, Jimmy

1-2; NASSER, Dahir 1-2; GORDON, Larry 1-3; SWIFT, Austin 0-1; SUMMERS,

Robert 0-1; THOMPSON, Walter 0-2). Fouled out–Sonoma State-None, Cal Poly

Pomona-None. Rebounds–Sonoma State 30 (PRATT, Steven 6), Cal Poly Pomona 37

(JAHN, Tobias 9). Assists–Sonoma State 8 (NELSON, Mike 2; PRATT, Steven 2),

Cal Poly Pomona 16 (NASSER, Dahir 4; SWIFT, Austin 4). Total fouls–Sonoma

State 17, Cal Poly Pomona 13. Technical fouls–Sonoma State-None, Cal Poly

Pomona-None. A-609

 

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