Cal Poly player earns weekly basketball honor

Cal Poly Pomona senior guard Sarah Semenero was named the California Collegiate Athletic Association’s (CCAA) women’s basketball Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 14-20.

Semenero,led the 19th-ranked Broncos to a pair of wins over West Regional opponents at the CCAA/GNAC Classic in Monmouth, Ore. last weekend. Semenero averaged 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.0 rebounds as Cal Poly Pomona defeated Northwest Nazarene and Western Oregon.

Semenero finished with a career-high 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, while also tallying nine boards, three steals and an assist in the Broncos’ 62-55 win over Northwest Nazarene on Friday. She followed that effort with 13 points, seven rebounds and three steals in a 69-53 victory over host Western Oregon on Saturday.

Cal Poly Pomona opens CCAA play on Wednesday when it travels to the Bay Area to take on San Francisco State at 3 p.m.

CCAA Women’s Basketball Players of the Week:

Nov. 7-13: Chelsea Carlisle (UC San Diego)

Nov. 14-20: Sarah Semenero (Cal Poly Pomona).

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