CPP struggles through winter break

By Giuliano Djen

The Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team played against five teams before winter break: winning two and losing three games, and two teams in the new year: losing both, which gave the Broncos a 4-79overall record and a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) record of 2-4.

Over the span of three weeks, the Broncos played seven games, six of which were CCAA games. The Broncos faced off against Cal State Los Angeles, Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Monterey Bay, Cal State East Bay, Central Washington University, Cal State San Bernardino and UC San Diego.

The Broncos defeated Cal State LA 82-45 and Cal State Monterey Bay 65-63, but they fell to Cal State Dominguez Hills 73-66, Cal State East Bay 61-55, CWU 63-58, CSUSB 68-60 and UC San Diego 90-76.

The Green and Gold’s first victory of the stretch was a dominant one over the Cal State LA Golden Eagles. The win gave the Broncos their first win in the CCAA.

The Broncos dominated the whole game, as they expanded the lead each quarter. CPP went into the half with a 46-30 lead and closed the game out with a score of 82-45.

CPP’s second game during the stretch proved to be a tough one, for it fell to the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros, which gave the Broncos their first loss in the CCAA.

The Broncos struggled to keep a constant flow going in the first half of the game against the Toros, but by the third quarter, CPP picked up its pace.

The Broncos were able to turn a 12-point gap into a one-point lead, with the score at 46-45. In the fourth quarter the Toros managed to gain the lead and secure the win, with the score at 73-66.

During the Broncos’ third game of the stretch, they secured their second win in the CCAA and fourth win on the season.

The Broncos put up a hard fight against the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters, coming out with a victory by a score of 65-63.

The first quarter ended with the Broncos trailing, but they managed to charge back and end the half with a 32-28 lead.

The Otters tried to bounce back in the second half, but the Broncos maintained the lead for the remainder of the game.

The Broncos’ fourth game of the stretch was their fourth CCAA game of the season, as the Broncos faced off against the Cal State East Bay Pioneers. CPP couldn’t capture the win and fell by a score of 55-61. The loss put the Broncos at a record of 2-2 in the CCAA.

The first half concluded with the Pioneers leading 35-27. The beginning of the second half looked bleak for the Broncos, with the gap reaching double digits, but they managed to shorten the deficit to just six points but couldn’t get over the hump.

The final game of the year for the Broncos matched them up against the CWU Wildcats. The Broncos fell by a score of 63-58.

The Green and Gold had momentum against the Wildcats, ending the half with a score of 25-24.

During the second half, the Wildcats came out strong and gained the lead. The Broncos continued to struggle during the third quarter, as they were behind the Wildcats by 10.

The Broncos fought back but weren’t able to close the gap entirely and lost by a score of 63-58.

The Bronco finished out the break with two losses to start the New Year but look to bounce back when they played Stanislaus State Thursday at Kellogg Gym.

Women

Zoran-Liu Moy / The Poly Post

Women’s basketball

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