College Basketball Roundup: Cal Poly’s offensive struggles continue in loss at Long Beach State

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 15, 2014 

The Cal Poly’s men’s basketball team shot only 21 for 60 (35 percent) from the floor on its way to a 74-65 loss at Long Beach State on Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid.

The 49ers (11-14, 7-4 Big West Conference) were 28 for 52 (53.8 percent) from the floor to hand the Mustangs (9-15, 5-6) their sixth loss in a span of eight games.

Kyle Odister was the only Cal Poly player to score in double figures with three 3-pointers on his way to 11 points. 

The Mustangs struggled offensively throughout, with Chris Eversley shooting 3 for 10 on his way to eight points, Jamal Johnson going 0 for 4 in a scoreless performance and David Nwaba shooting 1 for 10 on his way to seven points.

Cal Poly shot 7 for 21 on 3-pointers, compared to a 5-for-14 clip from Long Beach State.

Maliik Love added nine points for Cal Poly.

Tyler Lamb scored a game-high 19 points for Long Beach State.

Cuesta 70, Canyons 69

Alex Igual sank a free throw with less than 30 seconds remaining to give the visiting Cougars (20-9, 9-2 Western State Conference North Division) a one-point lead and the final margin of victory.

Igual hit four 3-pointers on his way to 23 points.

Brett Hartshorne and Oscar Pedroso had nine points each for Cuesta, and teammates Valentin Bauer and Kyle Geer scored seven each.

Cuesta won despite shooting 22 for 57 (38.6 percent) from the floor as a team.

The Cougars are one win away from clinching the division title.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Canyons 73, Cuesta 66

The Cougars (21-7, 6-5) blew a 41-29 halftime lead on their way to the road loss.

Cuesta fell despite a game-high 32 points on 14-for-25 shooting from Miriam Zabinsky, who also had four rebounds, two assists and ninesteals.

Jessica Crosby had 12 points and eight rebounds for Cuesta, which shot 28 for 80 (35 percent) from the field as a team.

Kaylee Williams and Katie Rodriguez scored nine points each for the Cougars.

 

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