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College roundup: Cuesta's men's basketball team falls in tournament final

The Cuesta College men’s basketball team lost to San Francisco City College 91-57 on Sunday in the San Joaquin Delta Tournament final in Stockton.

The Cougars were held to 28 percent shooting from the floor, while the Rams shot 60 percent. Cuesta was also outrebounded 45-22.

Calen Coleman, who was named to the all-tournament team, was the only Cuesta player to finish in double figures. He scored 15 for the Cougars (10-5).

WOMEN’S BASKETBALLChaffey 73, Cuesta 61

Katie Rodriguez scored 19 points, going 2-for-2 from 3-point range, but couldn’t help the Cougars get past Chaffey as they fell in the Erin Tomlinson Coast Christmas Classic consolation final at Orange Coast College.

Playing without Alyssa Palma, who was sidelined with an elbow injury, the Cougars gave up nine 3-pointers to Chaffey.

Kati Sheldon had 12 points and 10 rebounds and was the only scorer besides Rodriguez to post double figures. Rodriguez also had a team-high six assists for Cuesta (8-6).

WRESTLINGCal Poly at Reno Tournament of Champions

Both Boris Novachkov and Ryan DesRoches won individual titles at the one-day Reno Tournament of Champions.

At 141 pounds, Novachkov earned four wins to get to the finals. He posted a 6-0 decision against Darrin Boing of Ohio, a fall against Brad Tamashiro of Southern Oregon, a 5-1 decision over Mike Kessler of Appalachian State and an 8-3 decision over Josh Strait of Boise State.

He then won the final after pinning Oregon State’s Michael Mangrum.

DesRoches remained undefeated on the year (16-0) with four wins and a 6-4 decision over Nick Purdue of Ohio in the final.

DesRoches posted a 3-0 decision over West Virginia’s Lance Bryson, a 16-2 major decision over Ohio’s Mike Duckworth, a 14-6 major decision over Adams State’s Jarrod Purvis and a 6-1 decision over Wyoming’s Pat Martinez.

Ryan Smith, at 197 pounds, finished fourth after dropping a 1-0 decision to Alfonso Hernandez of Wyoming in the wrestleback finals.

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