By David Wilson
Women’s basketball split a two-game road trip, which included an 80-59 win over the Cal State Monterey Bay Otters Friday night.
Sophomore guard Jordyn Shane shot a perfect eight- for-eight for the Broncos from the field and also scored a season high 21 points off the bench.
“For the most part it was me creating my own shot,” said Shane. “Some stuff was going to the basket and getting fouls, but most of the time I was creating some space and creating my own shot.”
Shane also contributed six assists and one rebound in 20 minutes of action.
“This season this was definitely one of the better games I’ve played,” said Shane. “At the start of the season I was hiding in the shadows as far as breaking out and being one of the top players on the floor, but I think tonight I really showed what I can do.”
Shane was key to CPP’s bench outscoring Monterey Bay’s 41-4.
“She just brings a huge spark,” said Head Coach Danelle Bishop. “We see her do that all the time in practice, so I hope tonight is a huge confidence booster for her.”
The Broncos got off to a great start, outscoring Monterey Bay 24-11 in the first quarter.
“When you get a jump on the team right away it does something to us as a team, we are able to build off of it,” said junior forward Priscilla Brooks. “It’s all a mental game, we have the lead, they’re down by a lot, we keep rising and the other team shuts down.”
In the second quarter, the Otters cut into the Broncos’ lead, holding CPP to 12 points.
The Broncos led 36-28 at the half.
At the start of the third quarter, Monterey Bay was four points away from tying the game.
“Basically, just reminded them, ‘you have to play to win, don’t play not to lose,'” said Bishop. “Basketball is a game of runs. I said, ‘It’s not going to be perfect they’re going to hit some shots, but it’s how we respond to that.'”
A pair of double-doubles from junior forwards Brooks and Chelsea Waddy-Blow played a part in CPP putting up the most points this season and pulling away from the Otters in the second half.
Brooks was especially effective, tallying 17 points and 10 rebounds.
“We did a good job getting the ball inside,” said Brooks. “No one on this team was being too selfish tonight.”
The Broncos spread the ball around on offense with four players putting up double-digit points.
“All year we’ve been trying to get the ball inside, but I’m always on our guards that we need them to score more so it’ll open it up more for our post,” said Bishop.
The following night the Broncos winning streak was snapped after a 72-62 loss at Cal State East Bay.
The Broncos again got out to a fast start opening the game with a 9-2 run.
However, after being outscored 19-11 in the second quarter, CPP found themselves down 34-25 at halftime.
Despite a second half rally that had the women down by as little as three points, CPP was not able to comeback.
Junior forward Alyssa Benton led the Broncos in scoring and fell just short of a double-double with 19 points and nine rebounds.
CPP moved to 10-9 overall and 8-5 in CCAA league play after this weekend’s back-to-back.
The Broncos return to Kellogg Arena to take on Cal State Dominguez Hills on Thursday and Cal State Los Angeles on Saturday.
Both games will start at 5:30 p.m.
Courtesy of Bronco Athletics
Sophomore guard Jordyn Shane contributed a season-high 21 points against Cal State Monterey Bay
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