The Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team is back in the playoffs after a four-year absence.
The Broncos have drawn the No, 5 seed for the Division II West Region tournament which begins on Friday at Seattle Pacific University. The quarterfinal foe for the Broncos will be No. 4 seed Alaska-Anchorage.
The Broncos were the CCAA runner-up, with UC San Diego finishing first. Cal Poly lost in the semifinals of last week’s CCCAA Tournament to Chico State, a team it had beaten twice. That likely had more to do with a brutal travel schedule than anything else.
A game between a 4 and a 5 seed is usually a toss-up The Broncos have the talent to win the event but their key players need to get right. Junior guard Reyana Colson is a marvelously talented player but she took a beating over the course of the year and hasn’t been her typical self the last few games.
They also have senior forward Stephisha Walton who can score and rebound with the best of them. Sophomore forward Megan Ford continues to get better. Cal Poly also has some solid role players who get the job done with little fanfare.
This is a huge stepping stone for a storied program about a decade removed from its glory days.If coach Scott Davis has his way, it will be back there with the elite teams soon!