Cal Poly Pomona’s Jordan Faison earns weekly honor

Jordan Faison has earned his second California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) Player of the Week after a stellar performance on Saturday. In the team’s lone contest this weekend, Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball topped the Humboldt State Jacks 86-76. The conference office announced its decision for the week of Jan. 18-24 on Tuesday.

Jordan FaisonFaison, a senior from Lake Forest, was nearly perfect from the field in the matchup as he sank 8-of-9 shots. His successful field goals added to his six good free throws landed him with 22 points, a figure that led both teams.

The forward was not done there however, as he nearly reached a double-double with nine rebounds. Adding to his points and boards, the 6-foot-7 Bronco dished out seven assists in the contest and also stifled the Jacks’ offense as he added a pair of blocks.

The Broncos will return to action on Thursday as they host the Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes for Pack the Stands night at Kellogg Arena.



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University of Redlands swimmer earns weekly honor

Junior swimmer Ellie Jaques of the University of Redlands has been named Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Female Athlete of the Week for her showing against Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday.

Jaques, a Glendora HS graduate, earned a pair of first-place times and a second-place showing. She won the 100 Breast (1:08.76), which was more than two seconds faster than the Sagehen runner-up.

She was second in the 100 free with a season best 55.12.

Finally, she capped off a solid day by winning the 200 breast with another season-best time to head up a podium sweep for the Bulldogs. She out-swam all competition with her time of 2:30.61.

Chapman University’s Cam Haslam of the basketball team received the nod for SCIAC Male Athlete of the Week.

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Rancho Cucamonga’s Ryan Nitz having stellar season at Monterey

Ryan Nitz

Local product Ryan Nitz is having quite a senior season at NCAA Division II Cal State Monterey Bay.

Nitz, a graduate of Rancho Cucamonga High School and Chaffey College, is averaging 19.8 points per game, ranking him second in the CCAA. He is also eighth in rebounding at 6 per game.

He is coming off a solid weekend having scored 29 points on 12-for-17 shooting from the field at home against Cal State San Bernardino. The next night he
tallied a career-high 31 in a 71-60 upset of first-place UC San Diego.

Nitz missed all of last season with a foot injury sustained before the season started.


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