The Cal Poly men’s basketball team lost 60-53 to UC Riverside on Saturday at the Student Recreation Center in Riverside.
Senior point guard Amaurys Fermin notched a game-high 13 points, and forward Chris Eversley scored 11, but the Mustangs’ attempts to overturn a 15-point deficit midway through the second half came up short.
Phil Martin scored 13 points, including four big free throws in the final minute, and UC Riverside (10-8, 4-1) continued its best-ever Big West Conference start. Martin was coming off a career-high 33 points in an overtime win over UC Santa Barbara on Thursday. In this one, he was just 4 of 13 from the field but 5 of 6 from the line. Kevin Bradshaw added 11 points for the Highlanders.
David Hanson added 10 points for Cal Poly (11-7, 2-3), marking his 13th game scoring in double figures this season, a team high.
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The Mustangs shot just 34 percent (18 of 53) from the field. Will Taylor’s free throws pulled Cal Poly within 51-48 with 1:32 left, but a Bradshaw jumper and two Martin free throws made it a seven-point game again, and the Mustangs never got within one score after that.The Mustangs return home to host Big West-leading Long Beach State at Mott Gym on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Cal Poly sweeps UC Santa Cruz
Cal Poly dominated UC Santa Cruz in the Anderson Aquatic Center in San Luis Obispo.
The Cal Poly women won 217-63, while the men won 214-70. The Mustangs swept all 28 events.
For the men, Adrian Brynnel had a season-best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle with his time of 9 minutes 39.29 seconds. Konrad Antoniuk also posted a season-best with a time of 1:55.30 in the men’s 200 butterfly, as did Omar Dwider, who won with a time of 47.52 in the men’s 100 freestyle.
Cal Poly at the Stanford Diving Invitational
Sami Mcintyre placed second in the consolation round of the women’s 1-meter springboard event with a score of 240.65 points after finishing 10th in the preliminaries with a 205.5 for the Mustangs.
In the men’s 3-meter springboard event, Elliot Adams finished 10th in the preliminaries (109.3 points) before placing second in the consolation round (225.25).
The three-day event featuring divers from Cal Poly, Stanford, Cal, Fresno State and San Jose State wraps up today in Palo Alto.