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College Roundup: Nevada jumps out to big first-half lead to down Cal Poly men's basketball team

One game after setting school records on the defensive end, the Cal Poly men’s basketball team fell at Nevada 69-56 on Tuesday.

The Mustangs (3-4), who allowed a school-low 14 points in the first half against Menlo College on Saturday allowed 40 points to Nevada and trailed by 40-25 at the break. The Wolf Pack made eight 3-pointers in the first half.

Chris Eversley, Cal Poly’s leading scorer this year at 16.3 points per game, scored just seven points on 3-for-13 shooting. 

Dylan Royer had a team-high 13 for the Mustangs, although he shot 3 for 10 from beyond the 3-point line. Brian Bennett added 10 for Cal Poly.

Malik Story had 19 points, Jordan Burris had 13 and Jerry Evans Jr. had eight points and 14 rebounds off the bench for Nevada (6-4), which was coming off a win at Washington on Saturday.

The Mustangs shot 32.8 percent from the field and 28 percent from the 3-point line. Nevada shot 45.1 and 47.4, respectively.

The Wolf Pack outrebounded Cal Poly 41-24.

MEN’S WATER POLO

Western State all-conference teams

The Cuesta men’s water polo team, with a Western State Conference Championship title and 28-10 record this season, had  11 players earn spots on the all-WSC teams.

Goalkeeper Brady Moore was selected as the WSC Player of the Year after stopping 442 shots on goal, a Cougars’ single-season record.

Matt Giancanelli’s 84 goals and 31 assists landed him a spot on the all-WSC first team. His 145 career goals make him Cuesta’s 11th-ranking offensive player of all time.

Freshmen Junior Valdez, Georan Meendering and Lukas Lastra, along with sophomore Austin McCall, joined Moore and Giancanelli on the first team. 

Spencer Silva, Luke Walton and Zach Westervelt earned spots on the second team. Tracy Ainslie and Austin Bauer received honorable mention recognition.

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