RENO, Nev. — D.J. Fenner scored 12 points, Marqueze Coleman 11 and Michael Perez 10 as Nevada downed Cal Poly 65-49 on Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
The Wolfpack, which finished third in the Mountain West Conference last season, shot 41.1 percent, hitting 23 of 56 shots.
The Mustangs, meanwhile, were a frigid 31 percent from the floor, making just 18 of 58 shots, including 4 of 22 3-point attempts for 18.2 percent.
Reese Morgan scored 13 points and David Nwaba 11 for Cal Poly, which reached the NCAA Tournament last season as the Big West Tournament champion.
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Nwaba’s free throw gave Cal Poly a 28-26 lead to start the second half. Nevada then went on an 8-0 run and never trailed after that.
Leading by 11, the Wolfpack put together a 9-2 run over the final 4:25 to seal the win.
Cuesta 96, DeAnza 73
The Cougars rode a strong first-half performance from its bench to a win against De Anza.
Leading 48-32 at halftime, the Cougars maintained pace through the second half to victory.
The Cougars were sparked by a strong first half by Kevawn Lord, who scored all 18 of his points before halftime, going 3 of 4 from 3-point territory.
Rafael Casanova led the Cougars (3-1) overall with 21 points and four assists, while Tayler Thompson added 17 points and 10 rebounds.
The Cougars will play their next 17 games on the road, beginning Friday at Monterey Peninsula.
Mission 61, Cuesta 55
Cuesta was led by Anika Rovig, who had 14 points in the championship game loss at the Las Positas Tournament.
The Cougars trailed early with a 14-point deficient before taking the lead with two minutes left in the game.
“We took a late lead but then had too many costly missed shots and turnovers,” Cuesta head coach coach Ron Barba.
Rovig and Jerrica Crosby were both named to the all-tournament team. Crosby had four points and 14 rebounds.
Oliviah Gemperle and Kaylee Williams scored 10 points apiece for the Cougars (2-1).
Cuesta wins SEC championship
The Cougars put on a dominating performance in winning in Bakersfield.
They won three straight matches to take the championship, beating East L.A. College 29-21, Bakersfield College 32-21, and West Hills 46-3.
Sophomore George Sakkas went undefeated throughout the championships, making first team all-conference at 133 pounds. Joining him as first team all-conference performers were fellow sophomores Connor Pollock (141), Johnny Callas (149), and Amir Bakhshi (174).
The No. 6 in-state ranked Cougars will travel to East L.A. College next weekend before heading to the Southern Regional Championships on Dec. 6.
SWIMMING AND DIVING
The Mustangs were swept in a home dual with Wyoming with the men losing 171-117 and the women losing 176-118.
Freshman Bonnie Diamond won the women’s 200 freestyle in 1 minute, 53.54 seconds, and fellow freshman diver Lauren Pierce won the 3-meter board with 261.67 points.
In the women’s 200 butterfly, junior Belen Enguidanos won in 2:05.46, and senior Paolo Stanchi won the men’s 200 back in 1:52.23.
Junior Mickey Mackle won the men’s 200 breaststroke at 2:06.19.
CSUN 3, Cal Poly 0
The Mustangs lost 25-15, 25-20, 25-16 on the road.
Freshman outside hitter Raeann Greisen led the Mustangs (9-15, 4-10 Big West Conference) with 11 kills to go along with eight digs and two aces, while freshman Taylor Nelson led the Mustangs with 26 assists.
Junior Nicole Kessler had 12 digs and freshman Bailey Roach had nine digs.