Cal Poly Pomona senior DeRonn Scott has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 13-20.
Scott, an Etiwanda High school graduate, guided Cal Poly Pomona to two road victories at Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills as the Broncos extended its win streak to nine games.
During Friday’s 64-53 win at Cal State L.A., Scott totaled 17 points after making four shots from the floor and nine-of-12 attempts from the free throw line. The following night, in a 60-52 victory against the Toros, the guard notched a weekend-high 18 points on 53.8 percent shooting (7-for-13) from the floor and perfect shooting (4-for-4) from the free throw line.
Through the two games, Scott averaged 34.5 minutes of play, 17.5 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
|CCAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week
|Nov. 8-10: Gabe Kindred (Cal State East Bay)
|Nov. 11-17: Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
|Nov. 18-24: Drew Dyer (UC San Diego)
|Nov. 25-Dec. 1: Giordano Estrada (Chico State)
|Dec. 2-8: James Tillman (Cal State L.A.)
|Dec. 9-15: Rashad Parker (Chico State)
|Dec. 16-22: Andrew Young (Cal State San Bernardino)
|Dec. 30-Jan. 5: Lacy Haddock (Cal State San Bernardino)
|Jan. 6-12: Marcus Bell (Cal State Stanislaus)
|Jan. 13-20: DeRonn Scott (Cal Poly Pomona)
Cal Poly Pomona’s Jada Blackwell has been named the California Collegiate Athletic Association Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Jan. 13-19.
The junior post player earned her second athlete of the week nod after lifting the nationally-ranked Broncos to two road wins, at Cal State L.A. and Cal State Dominguez Hills.
The Etiwanda High graduate recorded weekend-high totals of 17 points, 16 rebounds, and four blocks in Friday’s 86-70 victory against the Golden Eagles. The following night Blackwell scored 13 points on 54.5 percent (6-for-11) from the floor, while making one-of-two attempts from the free throw line. In addition she snagged 12 rebounds and had two blocked shots in the Broncos 64-53 win over the Toros.
With eight wins in its first 10 games, the Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team has moved into the NCAA Division II Top 25 poll for the first time since February 2012.
The Broncos are featured at No. 24 in the latest USA Today national rankings released today. The only other West Region squad included in the top 25 is No. 18 Northwest Nazarene (10-2 overall) of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC).
This week, CPP will play at Kellogg Gym for the first time in nearly a month. The Broncos host San Francisco State Thursday before taking on Sonoma State Saturday. Both games are set for 5:30 p.m. tipoff times.
Three teams are tied atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) standings as the Broncos are even with Cal State Stanislaus and Cal State East Bay at 5-1 in conference play.
Thursday’s opponent, SFSU, is just one win behind CPP in the standings. The Gators are the best three-point shooting team in the league so far, knocking down 35.2 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc. Reserve player Leticia Galarza has been efficient at that range, posting a 12-for-17 effort through the first 12 games.