By Bri Wingfield
The Broncos faced the Sonoma State Seawolves in their final match of California Collegiate Athletic Association league play, leaving everything on the floor in their 55-51 Homecoming victory.
CPP started the game on a slow foot, but were finally catalyzed by back-to-back three-pointers by sophomore guard Jordan Ogundiran in the corner.
Ogundiran led the game with 18 points, shooting five of seven from the three-point line”an exceptional 71 percent.
Ogundiran also performed well at the free throw line, making three out of four attempts.
Ogundiran ends the season at fifth place in the league for free throw shooting with 84.5 percent accuracy.
“When it comes down to those moments we are well prepared, it’s like second nature to us,” said Ogundiran.
Sophomore guard Chris Sullivan also met the free throw line with seconds remaining in the close game.
“When we miss free-throws in practice, Coach [Greg Kamansky] makes us run suicides,” said Sullivan. “That’s the mindset I take, I don’t want to run a suicide.”
Sullivan closed out the game with six points, seven rebounds and one block ” a solid defensive effort.
“I knew I had to pick it up and lead the team and start bringing in that energy,” said Sullivan.
CPP averaged just over 55 percent from the field goal range in the first half, unaffected by the Seawolves’ defense, which is rated first in the league.
Justin Young, freshman forward out of San Diego, California, electrified the stands and his teammates with two noteworthy dunks.
Young tied his season high of eight points. He also contributed with a steal and a block.
“I try to come off the bench every night and bring that type of energy to the game,” said Young.
The Broncos were able to stave off Sonoma State’s efforts to tie the game, winning by another narrow margin.
“[Winning this game] proves to our guys again that we can play against the top teams in our conference,” stated Kamansky.
The Broncos ended their season at 500 for league play with a 10-10 record, but showed improvement the second half of the season going 9-2.
“I think we can compete with anybody. We are going to keep this momentum and make a push for the [NCAA] tournament,” stated Ogundiran.
The Broncos will face the third seed Sonoma State again on Tuesday at 7 p.m. on the road in their first playoff game.
Courtesy of Bronco Athletics
The men’s basketball team finished the game off with a 55-51 win
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