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College Roundup: Nwaba sparks Cal Poly’s men's basketball victory

For the seventh time this season, Cal Poly guard Dave Nwaba scored in double digits as the men’s basketball team routed Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills 85-49 on Saturday at Mott Athletics Center. 

The sophomore had a career-high 22 points and grabbed a team-leading eight boards on the night. Nwaba shot 11 of 13 from the field for the Mustangs (4-5) and had five steals.

Cal State Dominguez Hills (4-5) scored first with a Pierson Williams 3-pointer, but a basket by Nwaba and a layup made by senior Chris Eversley gave Cal Poly the lead and the momentum for the rest of the game. 

Eversley had 10 points and  six rebounds.

Senior Kyle Odister and freshman Taylor Sutlive added 14 points each. 

The Mustangs shot 49 percent from the field, compared to the Toros’ 39 percent. 

Cal Poly will begin a four-game road trip that starts Tuesday at Loyola Marymount and next Saturday, the Mustangs play at Pittsburgh. 


Cuesta 69, Barstow 56

The Cougars won their third consecutive tournament when they beat the Viking Warriors in the championship game of the Allan Hancock Tournament. 

Miriam Zabinsky led Cuesta (11-0) with 21 points, and Jerrica Crosby  had 13 points. Both Zabinsky and Crosby grabbed 10 boards. 

Katie Rodriguez came off the bench to score eight points.

Melissa Limas 11 points and 10 assists. 

Zabinsky was named tournament Most Valuable Player, and teammate Courtney Chadwick was named to the all-tournament team. 


CCCAA State Championships

Cuesta had eight wrestlers compete in the state meet Friday and Saturday. Michael Clemmensen wrestled in the 133-pound weight class and made it to the semifinals before losing by fall and relegated to the consolation round. From there, he won the third-place match with a technical fall.

Julian Purdy (141) and Jovan Villalobos (174) both finished fourth as Purdy made it to the semifinals but lost by a major decision. He made it to the third-place match but lost by a 7-6 decision. Villalobos lost by a 5-4 decision in the semifinals before losing by a major decision in the third-place match.

Josh Cortes (157) placed fifth as he lost in the first round but made it all the way back to the consolation semifinals, where he lost by fall in the second minute. He won his fifth-place match by technical fall. 

Geoff Merker (197) finished in sixth place as he made it to the quarterfinals but lost by a fall in the fifth minute. In the consolation round he made it to the semis but lost by a major decision and lost again in the fifth-place match by a fall in the fourth minute. 

George Sakkas (125) made it to the quarterfinals where he lost by a major decision. He won in the second round of the consolation bracket but lost in the third round and the seventh-place match.

Connor Pollock (133) and John Sinclair (165) also competed but failed to score points for the Cougars.