Well it was another one for the books! Coyotes and Broncos - first place on the line.
For the first time since the infamous “Palm Tree” game in 2004 the Coyotes emerged victorious at Kellogg Gymnasium – 66-58. The Coyotes wanted it just a little more. The shots didn’t fall early but the Coyotes compensated for that by dominating on the glass and taking care of the basketball.
Bryan LeDuc was nothing short of spectacular with 25 points and 17 rebounds. The transfer from University of the Pacific was also considering Cal Poly before choosing Cal State so the game was likely personal.
He had his way in the paint with the Broncos post duo of Dwayne Fells and Tobias Jahn no match.
The Broncos stayed in the game with 3-pointers which has not been a weapon in the arsennal to this point. But depth is an issue, especially with three games in five days and coach Greg Kamansky playing basically seven players.
So the Coyotes steal one away from home.
Cal Poly will be there in the end. It always is, And last year the Broncos were 5-5 after the first round of conference play and ended up in a national championship game. So 5-2 isn’t looking that bad.