By Giuliano Djen
The Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team stumbled last weekend, falling to Cal State Los Angeles 74-61 and to Cal State Dominguez Hills 92-68.
The two losses put the Broncos at an overall record of 5-12 and 3-7 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association.
Being a fairly young team this season, the Broncos have been trying their best to adapt with their new players.
“When we play with a lot of energy and play really hard, we’re really fun to watch, and getting this young team to try to do that consistently has been the hard part,” said Head Coach Danelle Bishop.
On Friday the Broncos went up against the Cal State LA Golden Eagles at the Eagles Nest gymnasium.
The Green and Gold started off slow, allowing the Golden Eagles to shoot 61 percent from the field. The Broncos aggressively attacked the paint, and it resulted in 12 free throw attempts for them.
CPP went into the half down by 10 points, with the score favoring Cal State LA 41-31.
The Broncos continued to struggle in the second half with the Golden Eagles’ lead expanding to 17 points at the end of the third quarter.
The Broncos came out in the fourth quarter and put 20 points on the board, but the Golden Eagles scored 16 of their own to maintain the lead and capture the victory.
CPP finished the game with two blocks, 29 rebounds and 28 points in the paint. Cal State LA finished with three blocks, 34 rebounds and 20 points in the paint. Freshman guard Jordyn Shane led the Broncos in scoring, with 18 points on 5-14 shooting from the field.
On Saturday, the Broncos went against the Cal State Dominguez Hills Toros at the Torodome.
In the first half of the game, the Green and Gold was caught off guard by the Toros and managed to fall behind by 21 points.
The Broncos fell behind early as the Toros took a 12-point lead to finish the first quarter. The Broncos continued to struggle in the second quarter giving up 21 points.
CPP came out in the second half and matched the Toros’ offensive production, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the big lead from the first half.
CPP finished the game with two blocks, 36 rebounds, and 20 points in the paint. Cal State Domiguez Hills had one block, 37 rebounds, and 42 points in the paint.
Freshman guard Jackie Ricketson led the Broncos in scoring, with 14 points and added seven rebounds and three steals to finish her strong performance.
The Broncos will return to action on Saturday night against the Humboldt State Jacks.
Victoria Kernen / The Poly Post
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