Cal Poly men’s senior guard Charles Anderson attempted just four shots in 35 minutes during the Mustangs’ 87-84 double-overtime Big West Conference basketball road win over UC Riverside on Saturday night — but all of them mattered in the final outcome of the game.
Anderson, who finished with 13 points, hit four 3-pointers, all in the final two minutes of regulation or overtime.
His first shot came with Cal Poly trailing by four with 1:18 to go in regulation. The Mustangs took the lead on two Shawn Lewis free throws before the Highlanders made one of their own to force overtime.
With Cal Poly trailing by one in the first overtime, Anderson hit his third 3-pointer to give the Mustangs a two-point lead with 1:21 to go.
After two UC Riverside free throws forced a second overtime, Anderson’s final shot gave the Mustangs a five-point lead with 2:10 to go.
David Hanson had a team-high 26 points and eight rebounds for the Mustangs (9-15, 6-6), who snapped a five game losing streak. Lewis finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists. UC Riverside’s Kyle Austin led all scorers with 39 points.
The Mustangs had a chance to win the game in the first overtime, but Hanson missed two free throws with one second remaining and the score tied.
TRACK AND FIELD
Hasay earns NCAA qualifying time in 3,000
Former Mission Prep standout and current Oregon freshman Jordan Hasay won the women’s 3,000-meter run in 9 minutes, 12.25 seconds Saturday, bettering the automatic NCAA qualifying time of 9:13.0 at the Husky Classic in Seattle.
In the other 3,000-meter run, Cal Poly had three runners place in the top four, including Rebecca Padack’s second-place time of 10:09.40.
Jenny Bergren was third in 10:10.73, and Vanessa Hancock took fourth in 10:11.23.
The Mustangs’ trio finished behind Washington’s Allison Linnell, who claimed victory in 10:07.52.
Former Cal Poly standout and Olympian Sharon Day finished in a first-place tie in the high jump after clearing 5 feet, 111⁄2 inches while current Mustang Whitney Sisler took fifth after clearing 5-73⁄4.
UC Irvine 4, Cal Poly 3
Brittany Blalock and Suzie Matzenauer each won a singles match before teaming up to claim a doubles victory for the Mustangs.
Blalock claimed a 6-0 decisive third set to beat Stephanie Hammel, while Matzenauer won a third-set tiebreaker 9-7 over April Bisharet.
The doubles team of Steffi Wong and Alexa Lee were also victorious for Cal Poly to help the Mustangs secure the doubles point.
New Mexico State 5, Cal Poly 2
Jordan Bridge and Drew Jacobs claimed the only victories for Cal Poly.
Bridge led New Mexico State’s Gustave Diep 1-0 in the third set when Diep defaulted the match.
Jacobs claimed a 7-6, 4-6, 10-8 victory over Arthur Surreaux. Cal Poly’s Matt Fawcett dropped a 7-5, 6-4 decision to Jim Brouleau.
Cuesta 11, San Francisco 3
Cuesta’s Max Duval went 2 for 3 with a home run, a double and three RBI.
Cory Ginther (1-1) earned his first win of the season, giving up two runs in six innings of work while striking out seven as Cuesta improved to 2-2.