By Dennis Erturk
Men’s basketball lost at Kellogg Arena on Nov. 29 to the UC San Diego Tritons, by a score of 64-62.
Sophomore guard Jordan Ogundiran led the Broncos with 23 points and two steals in a hard fought game for CPP. “I just try to stay loose and not get too tense and not think about it too much. I like to get out there and just go with the flow,” said Ogundiran.
The sophomore made big plays for his team all night, but it was not enough, as the Broncos walked off the court empty-handed in their first conference home game of the young season.
Junior guard Jeremy Dennis had 12 points, two assists, a block and a steal in the game that went down to the wire.
“My mindset was to be on attack mode. Last year they were real aggressive and they got into us early. We wanted to kind of put them on their heels, that’s why we went out with three guards who can attack and we felt like we could get them off the dribble,” said Dennis.
The forward started the game making some big shots for his team.
When asked about the possibility of making the National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament in March, Dennis responded, “Going into every year, that’s the goal. No matter if we’re young or if we’re a veteran group or if people think we can’t get there, we always think that we can get there.”
The Broncos’ record after the first five games of the season was 3-2, but some of the players were more concerned about their development as a team instead of the number of wins and losses early on.
Sophomore guard Chris Sullivan discussed his team’s mindset after the first five games of the season.
“We’re more focused on development. You know you’d rather win and still develop, but sometimes you have to take tough losses to develop,” said Sullivan. “The biggest thing we can improve on is our competitiveness and just keep moving without the ball, not getting stagnant and just keep trusting in each other.”
Although the team was not happy with their performance in the beginning of the season, there is still time to improve and mesh as a team.
The Broncos’ overall record before their away game against Sonoma State was 3-6.
Throughout the break, CPP also suffered losses from Cal State East Bay and Cal State San Marcos, but prevailed in their first California Collegiate Athletic Association win against Cal State San Bernardino.
Courtesy of Bronco Athletics
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