By Azariah Long
Men’s basketball won in a blowout at Cal State Monetary Bay 86-60 on Saturday.
After trailing 10-8 four minutes into the game the Broncos went on a 13-2 run in six minutes to take a 21-12 lead.
“We started to press them after the first five minutes in the game, and it shifted the momentum,” said coach Greg Kamansky.
The team continued to play great defense and tried to find ways to score.
The Broncos jumped out to a 13-point lead after senior forward Jeff Nibo scored a midrange jumper off the assist from sophomore forward Riley Schaefer.
The Broncos (16-3 overall, 13-2 California Collegiate Athletic Association) went on a 10-0 run in the last four minutes of the half to extend their lead to 43-19.
At the end of the first half, the Broncos led 43-22.
The Broncos shot 45.5 percent from the field and 50 percent from three in the first half.
On the first play of the second half, senior forward Justin Young scored on a dunk off an assist from sophomore guard William Christmas.
“We were just running our basic offense and I just gave him a shovel pass and he went up for the dunk,” said Christmas.
With 10 minutes left in the game the Broncos led 66-49.
Christmas scored a jumper with 6:22 left in the game to make it 71-55 to seal the win.
“We played very good tonight, we were able to put together two full halves of basketball,” Kamansky said. “We kept playing great defense and offense tonight.”
The Broncos had six players with double digit point totals and equaled their highest point total of the season with 86.
“It’s a good feeling knowing that our team is heading in the right direction. We had guys who stepped up tonight and it was not just two players. It was a team effort,” said junior guard Jordan Ogundiran.
Cal Poly Pomona started the weekend by edging out Cal State East Bay (8-14, 4-12 CCAA) 60-58 thanks to a 6-0 run to close out the game.
Trailing 58-54 with 1:38 left in the game, Christmas drove inside and laid the ball in while being fouled setting up a three-point play opportunity.
Christmas converted the free throw cutting the deficit to one.
On the next possession, East Bay missed a 3-pointer and Christmas pulled down the rebound and set up Taylor who knocked a jumper to put the Broncos ahead with 0:45 seconds remaining.
After another defensive stop, junior guard Chris Sullivan drew a foul with 15 seconds left.
Sullivan made one of two to give the Broncos a 60-58 lead and the win.
Freshman guard Phoenix Shackelford led the way with 13 points off the bench in 20 minutes.
Shackelford made all four of his free throw attempts in the game.
CPP shot 46 percent from the field and outscored East Bay’s bench 31-17.
The team will face Stanislaus State (13-7, 8-6 CCAA) this Thursday at home.
Tevin Voong / The Poly Post
Phoenix Shackelford scored 13 points in both games over the weekend, leading the team in scoring against Cal State East Bay
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