Broncos head into 2016 with strong record

By Christian Cataldo

The Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team continues to dominate its competition as it heads into the new year with a record of 12-1 (5-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association), which is the best start in the program’s history.

From Dec. 5, 2015 ” Jan. 4, the Broncos defeated six teams, with five of the matchups being CCAA conference games.

CPP took down the Cal State The Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team continues to dominate its competition as it heads into the new year with an undefeated record of 12-1 (5-1 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association), which is the best start in the program’s history.

From Dec. 5, 2015 ” Jan. 4, the Broncos defeated six teams, with five of the matchups being CCAA conference games.

CPP took down the Cal State Los Angeles Golden Eagles 65-59 to begin the winter break stretch and its CCAA play. A few days later, the Broncos defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills 86-53. Rounding out the final games of 2015 were victories against Cal State Monterey Bay 74-68, Cal State East Bay 74-64 and Pacific Union 91-57.

The new year brought the Broncos another victory against Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 82-72, but they fell for the first time this season against UC San Diego Tritons 72-69.

The Broncos finish 2015 as one of the most efficient offenses in the CCAA, as well as flex one of the toughest defenses. The Broncos lead the conference in field goal percentage and fewest turnovers on offense, while forcing the most turnovers and holding teams to the fewest amount of points on defense in the conference.

In the first matchup during the winter break stretch, CPP took down the Golden Eagles coming from a strong second half performance.

The Broncos went into the half down 28-26 due to the Golden Eagles’ aggressiveness. The Golden Eagles found themselves at the charity stripe nine times, sinking eight, while the Broncos only took three and missed all three.

CPP put the first half behind it and came out the more aggressive team during the second half, forcing its way to the free-throw line 15 times, making 11.

Senior forward Jordan Faison and junior guard Quentin Taylor led the Broncos’ offense charge in the second half, with Faison scoring 12 points and Taylor contributing 10 points.

The Green and Gold’s second half aggressiveness was too much for the Golden Eagles to handle, which granted CPP its first conference win of the season.

Three days later the Broncos took on the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros and dominated from tipoff, jumping out to a 19-point lead heading into halftime.

Faison led the first half push by the Broncos with his 12 points coming on 6-7 shooting from the field.

CPP had its foot on the gas during the second half, led by the offensive productions from senior guard Barry Bell and sophomore guard Daylan Lawrence. Bell contributed 11 second half points to go along with two steals, while Lawrence scored 13 points to go along with his three second half steals.

The Toros couldn’t hold onto the ball, finishing with 17 turnovers and leading to the 33-point blowout victory for the Broncos.

The Broncos started their first conference road trip of the season heading to Cal State Monterey Bay for a tough matchup against the Otters.

With both teams causing turnovers and playing aggressive, the Broncos went into the half up by one point, with the score at 34-33.

Freshman guard Chris Sullivan provided nine first half points for the Broncos on his 4-7 shooting on the field.

Faison proved to be too much for the Otters in the second half as Faison scored 15 points on 5-7 shooting, collected three steals and found himself at the free-throw line seven times.

The Broncos also received an offensive spark from freshman guard Jordan Ogundiran. Ogundiran scored nine second half points to help the Broncos capture their third conference win of the season.

The Broncos traveled to Cal State East Bay for their last road game of 2015. The Broncos didn’t allow the Pioneers to capture the lead once in the game and jumped out to a 10-point lead going into the half.

Sophomore guard Jeremy Dennis provided solid offensive production for the Broncos in the first half with his 10 points, coming on 3-4 shooting, 2-2 shooting from behind the arc.

Faison led the Broncos during the second half with yet another strong late game performance. Faison scored 19 points in the second half and grabbed five rebounds on the way to the Broncos’ victory.

CPP returned to Kellogg Gym for its last game of 2015 and dominated Pacific Union. CPP came out firing on all cylinders as it went into the half with a 28-point lead.

The Broncos held Pacific Union to a measly 17 percent shooting in the first half and forced 11 turnovers.

Defense went out the window in the second half, as the Broncos scored 51 points and Pacific Union scored 45. But thanks to the Broncos first half defense, the deficit was too much for Pacific Union to overcome.

Faison finished the game with 24 points and four rebounds. Dennis stuffed the stat sheet finishing with eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

CPP’s second half push against the Coyotes was too much for them to handle, giving the Broncos the 12th win on the season.

The Broncos were led by Faison’s double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor contributed 16 points while Bell and Lawrence rounded out the Broncos in double figures, with 11 points for Bell and 12 for Lawrence.

The Green and Gold saw a dominant 23-point and 12 rebound effort from Faison but fell to the Tritons by three points.

The Broncos went into the half up 36-32, and Faison scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half. The Tritons senior forward Drew Dyer led his team to victory with his 23 points and nine rebounds.

The Broncos look to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they take on Stanislaus State on Thursday at Kellogg Gym.

Angeles Golden Eagles 65-59 to begin the winter break stretch and its CCAA play. A few days later, the Broncos defeated Cal State Dominguez Hills 86-53. Rounding out the final games of 2015 were victories against Cal State Monterey Bay 74-68, Cal State East Bay 74-64 and Pacific Union 91-57.

The new year brought the Broncos another victory against Cal State San Bernardino Coyotes 82-72, but they fell for the first time this season against UC San Diego Tritons 72-69.

The Broncos finish 2015 as one of the most efficient offenses in the CCAA, as well as flex one of the toughest defenses. The Broncos lead the conference in field goal percentage and fewest turnovers on offense, while forcing the most turnovers and holding teams to the fewest amount of points on defense in the conference.

In the first matchup during the winter break stretch, CPP took down the Golden Eagles coming from a strong second half performance.

The Broncos went into the half down 28-26 due to the Golden Eagles’ aggressiveness. The Golden Eagles found themselves at the charity stripe nine times, sinking eight, while the Broncos only took three and missed all three.

CPP put the first half behind it and came out the more aggressive team during the second half, forcing its way to the free-throw line 15 times, making 11.

Senior forward Jordan Faison and junior guard Quentin Taylor led the Broncos’ offense charge in the second half, with Faison scoring 12 points and Taylor contributing 10 points.

The Green and Gold’s second half aggressiveness was too much for the Golden Eagles to handle, which granted CPP its first conference win of the season.

Three days later the Broncos took on the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros and dominated from tipoff, jumping out to a 19-point lead heading into halftime.

Faison led the first half push by the Broncos with his 12 points coming on 6-7 shooting from the field.

CPP had its foot on the gas during the second half, led by the offensive productions from senior guard Barry Bell and sophomore guard Daylan Lawrence. Bell contributed 11 second half points to go along with two steals, while Lawrence scored 13 points to go along with his three second half steals.

The Toros couldn’t hold onto the ball, finishing with 17 turnovers and leading to the 33-point blowout victory for the Broncos.

The Broncos started their first conference road trip of the season heading to Cal State Monterey Bay for a tough matchup against the Otters.

With both teams causing turnovers and playing aggressive, the Broncos went into the half up by one point, with the score at 34-33.

Freshman guard Chris Sullivan provided nine first half points for the Broncos on his 4-7 shooting on the field.

Faison proved to be too much for the Otters in the second half as Faison scored 15 points on 5-7 shooting, collected three steals and found himself at the free-throw line seven times.

The Broncos also received an offensive spark from freshman guard Jordan Ogundiran. Ogundiran scored nine second half points to help the Broncos capture their third conference win of the season.

The Broncos traveled to Cal State East Bay for their last road game of 2015. The Broncos didn’t allow the Pioneers to capture the lead once in the game and jumped out to a 10-point lead going into the half.

Sophomore guard Jeremy Dennis provided solid offensive production for the Broncos in the first half with his 10 points, coming on 3-4 shooting, 2-2 shooting from behind the arc.

Faison led the Broncos during the second half with yet another strong late game performance. Faison scored 19 points in the second half and grabbed five rebounds on the way to the Broncos’ victory.

CPP returned to Kellogg Gym for its last game of 2015 and dominated Pacific Union. CPP came out firing on all cylinders as it went into the half with a 28-point lead.

The Broncos held Pacific Union to a measly 17 percent shooting in the first half and forced 11 turnovers.

Defense went out the window in the second half, as the Broncos scored 51 points and Pacific Union scored 45. But thanks to the Broncos first half defense, the deficit was too much for Pacific Union to overcome.

Faison finished the game with 24 points and four rebounds. Dennis stuffed the stat sheet finishing with eight points, 10 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

CPP’s second half push against the Coyotes was too much for them to handle, giving the Broncos the 12th win on the season.

The Broncos were led by Faison’s double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Taylor contributed 16 points while Bell and Lawrence rounded out the Broncos in double figures, with 11 points for Bell and 12 for Lawrence.

The Green and Gold saw a dominant 23-point and 12 rebound effort from Faison but fell to the Tritons by three points.

The Broncos went into the half up 36-32, and Faison scored 20 of his 23 points in the second half. The Tritons senior forward Drew Dyer led his team to victory with his 23 points and nine rebounds.

The Broncos look to bounce back from their first loss of the season when they take on Stanislaus State on Thursday at Kellogg Gym.

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Zoran Liu-Moy / The Poly Post

Men’s basketball

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