Women’s basketball team looks to CCAA with confidence

By Regina Keller

After a strong start to the season Cal Poly’s women’s basketball
team begins CCAA play Friday at home against Cal State East Bay and
Saturday against UC San Diego.

The Broncos are 2-0 after defeating the Notre Dame de Namur
Argos 61-44 and the Dominican University of California 79-55.
Junior guard Reyana Colson realizes that a 2-0 record is great but
they need to stay focused for the games to come.

“There is a long season ahead of us and we can’t let up or relax
until March when we’re playing for a title,” said Colson.

The Broncos are scheduled to take on California State University
East Bay and University of California San Diego on their road to
Division II championship. The Broncos head coach Scott Davis said
that the next two games will be demanding.

UC East Bay is new to the conference so the ladies have to bring
their top game because they are not sure what to expect from them
said Colson. Next on the Broncos schedule is UC San Diego which is
nationally ranked and is placed to win the big game.

“They (UC San Diego) cruised through the conference last year
without a loss until the last few games of the season,” Colson
said. “Beating them would showcase our abilities as a team and
make a huge statement for us in conference play.”

The next big hurdle in the ladies quest for the championships is
Nampa, Idaho where they play Western Oregon University and
Northwest Nazarene University. The Broncos head coach Scott Davis
says the Western Oregon will be a very important game due to the
fact that they have a new player from Germany that reaches 6’4.

“This game against Western Oregon could be a challenge for us
because we do not have as much height,” Davis said.

The Women’s basketball team does have two of its starting
players back in action this year Davis said. Sophomore center Megan
Ford is returning to the court from anterior cruciate ligament
(ACL) surgery last February. Davis was not sure how soon she would
be ready to play.

“Megan has played in every game so far, and has done very well,”
Davis said.

Also back from last season is first-team All-CCAA Junior guard
Reyana Colson.

Colson said that she is not concerned for her personal
achievements but for the achievements of her team.

“Last year I received a number of awards, but we lost in the
first round at home in the conference tournament,” Colson said. “I
was disappointed in how the season ended.”

This season the ladies want what the Men’s basketball team had
last year and are hoping that they will be able to make their mark
this year.

“After seeing the guys and how well they did in the tournament,
of course I am hoping to lead this team down the same road,” Colson
said. “I am going to do my best to put the team in that position
competing for the DIV II championship.”

Reach Regina Keller at: sports@thepolypost.com


Pedro Corona/Poly Post

Women’s basketball team looks to CCAA with confidence

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