For the second consecutive game, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team grinded out a conference road win, this time beating UC Davis 48-43 Saturday in a Big West game.
Shawn Lewis and Maliik Love led a trio of Mustangs who scored in double figures. Lewis and Love scored 11 points apiece, while Will Donahue had 10 points and 12 rebounds.
It is the first time the Mustangs have had consecutive wins this season. The Mustangs (6-8, 2-1) beat Pacific on Thursday.
Eddie Miller led UC Davis with 15 points, and Joe Harden scored 13 points.
Cal Poly held a narrow lead through most of the second half. After a UC Davis basket cut the lead to 45-43, Shawn Lewis hit a free throw to give Cal Poly a three-point lead. Then, Lewis stole the ball and passed ot to Matt Titchenal, who was fouled. Titchenal converted both free throws to put the game away.
Cuesta 72, Ventura 67
The Cougars bounced back from its loss in the their Western State Conference opener to L.A. Pierce with a win at Ventura.
“It was a tremendous comeback after our poor start,” Cuesta head coach Rusty Blair said. “We executed down the stretch and were perfect from the free-throw line.”
The Cougars were able to secure the win despite holding just a two-point lead at the half.
Cuesta’s success at the free-throw stripe was a big key as the Cougars went 12 for 12 from the line for the game. And to pair with that, Sam Milhous scored a career-high 15 points against Ventura.
“He contributed all the way through,” Blair said.
Malte Kramer led the Cougars (10-9, 1-1 WSC) with 18 points.