The Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team finished off Grand Canyon 68-61 in the NCAA Division II West Region final at Kellogg Gymnasium.
It was a great game in a great atmosphere. It was only fitting it go down to the final second.
Now its on to the Elite Eight where the Broncos (28-4) will face Northwest Missouri State (27-4) on March 22 in the quarterfinal. It will be the ninth national tournament appearance for the Broncos but the first since 2002.
Reyana Colson was her normal great self with 28 points, winning the individual battle against Grand Canyon’s Samantha Murphy who tallied 24. Murphy led the nation in scoring this season while Colson was second. But Colson got hers taking 16 shots while Murphy needed 23.
It was a good stage for the two stars.
Colson had lots of help though. La’Kenya Simon-West had 11 points and seven rebounds while Megan Ford added 10 with nine rebounds.
Jallisa Butler of Grand Canyon had a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.