Loyola Marymount got a measure of revenge for a loss to the Cal Poly men’s basketball team earlier this season with a 67-48 win Saturday over the Mustangs in Los Angeles.
Guard Maliik Love scored a career-high 16 points for Cal Poly (3-4).
Anthony Ireland and Vernon Teel scored 14 points apiece for LMU (4-5), which split the season series against the Mustangs.
The Mustangs started the game off hitting just one of their first 11 shots, and ended the first half seven of 24 from the field.
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Cal Poly ended up shooting 36 percent, while LMU shot at a 44 percent clip.
The Mustangs were also outrebounded 39-23 and outshot at the free throw line where Cal Poly was seven of nineteen and LMU was 19 of 24.
Shawn Lewis was the only other Mustang in double figures in points with 13, but he was only five of 18 from the field.
LA Southwest 81, Cuesta 80
Ed Hall’s three point shot at the buzzer fell short, leaving Cuesta with a loss against LA Southwest in the consolation final of the Grossmont College Tournament.
Malte Kramer scored 25 points to lead the Cougars (4-4).
WRESTLINGCal Poly at Las Vegas Invitational
Cal Poly’s Boris Novachkov earned second place in the 141-pound bracket of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational in the Las Vegas Convention Center.
After upending number-one seed Zack Bailey of Oklahoma in the morning with a 3-1 decision, fourth-seeded Novachkov dropped a 3-2 decision in the finals to Kellen Russell of Michigan.
The loss was Novachkov’s first of the year, putting him at 9-1.
Ryan DesRoches, at 165 pounds, won for consecutive matches to claim third place and up his record to 15-1 on the year.
No other Cal Poly wrestler made it past his first consolation match in the morning.
Overall, the Mustangs earned 59.5 points for 14th place out of 36 teams.
Cuesta at CCCAA Southern Regional Championships
The Cougars placed second behind Cerritos College in the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Wrestling Southern Regional Championships held at Santa Ana College.
With the showing, Cuesta qualified for the state championships, with wrestlers from eight weight classes headed to Victor Valley College on Friday and Saturday.
The Falcons, ranked second in the state, won with 143 points to Cuesta’s 112 and Bakersfield’s 100.5. Cuesta earned individual championships from Spencer Anderson (149 pounds) and Sean Dougherty (184 pounds), but Cerritos claimed three titles and the overall win.
Anderson, the No. 2 seed, defeated Mt. San Antonio College’s fifth-seeded Chris Abeyta, while Dougherty defended his top classification by defeating sixth-seeded Matt Lewellen of Palomar.
Cal Poly had four swimmers place in the 2010 AT&T Short Course National Championships hosted by The Ohio State University at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatics pavilion.
Freshman Konrad Antoniuk and senior Peter Kline both earned 14th place overall in separate events, and Angie Haven and Lacey Buck added a 10th-place and 18th-place finish, respectively, in the bonus finals.Antoniuk finished the 1,650-yard freestyle final in a time of 15 minutes, 25.13 seconds.
Kline competed in the 200 backstroke and finished with a time of 1:46.19.
On the women’s side, Buck finished the 1,650 freestyle in a time of 16:40.45.
Haven earned a place in the 200 breaststroke bonus final after she finished 31st in the prelims and scratches vaulted her into the top 30.
A place in the bonus final is reserved for prelim finishers between places 21 and 30.
Women’s BasketballLamar 86, Cal Poly 83
Despite outdoing Lamar (6-3) in nearly every offensive category, the Mustangs (2-4) couldn’t do enough to stop Lamar’s comeback in the second half.
Cal Poly shot 52 percent in the game, had 33 field goals, 44 rebounds, and sank 10 three-pointers. Where the game seemed to be lost was at the free-throw line and in turnovers. Lamar made 21 free throws versus Cal Poly’s seven, and Lamar had 18 steals in the game.
Abby Bloetscher had career-highs with 20 points and 14 rebounds for the Mustangs. Cal Poly’s leading scorer was Ashlee Burns, who had 22.