By Azariah Long
Cal Poly Pomona was defeated by UC San Diego on Friday with a final score of 80-67, but made up for their loss by defeating Cal Sate San Bernardino 76-64 on Saturday night.
The Broncos started slow in the first quarter, but the offense found its rhythm by the end of the quarter.
At the end of the first quarter, the Broncos trailed 24-15.
They were able to score some points, but were outscored in the second half 14-9.
Throughout the first half, the team struggled offensively and defensively against the Tritons, allowing 38 first-half points.
The Broncos struggled to shoot the ball and defend the inside paint. The Broncos only scored 24 in the first half.
The third quarter was a battle for the team.
The Broncos outscored their opponents 17-15 in the third quarter.
CPP continued to fight in the final quarter but came up short in the third quarter and was outscored by one point.
The Broncos scored 26 points in the final quarter.
The team shot 44.44 percent from the field, 27.27 percent from three-point territories and shot 100 percent from the free-throw line.
The Broncos shot a better percentage and were perfect 11-11 from the line..
CPP recorded 19 points off of turnovers, 15 points on second-chance points, 21 points from the bench, 28 points in the paint and two fast break points.
Sophomore guard Jackie Rickertson scored 19 points, earned 7-13 field goals, 2-4 field goals, 3-3 free throws made, seven assists, five rebounds and three blocks.
She was the leading scorer for the Broncos.
Junior forward Priscilla Brooks also helped the team in scoring. She had 11 points and three rebounds.
Senior guard Erin Hagan earned 11 points, a rebound, an assist and two steals.
Hagan shot for 4-11 from the field goal and shot 3-3 from the free-throw line.
Junior forward Chelsea Waddy-Blow scored nine points, two assists and five rebounds. Waddy-Blow shot 4-8 from field goal range and shot 1-1 from the free-throw line.
Saturday’s game against Cal State San Bernardino was successful for the Broncos, as they broke a conference tie with Cal State San Bernardino and adanced to fourth place in the CCAA.
CPP also earned the final home playoff spot with their win over Cal State San Bernardino.
Waddy-Blow led with 17 points, while Brooks earned 15 points and 13 rebounds.
Ricketson and freshman guard Domonique Dotson both contributed 10 points against the Coyotes.
After the first four minutes of the game, the Broncos built a 10-point lead.
At the half, CPP was leading the game 42-23.
Cal State San Bernardino answered back in the last quarter and brought the Broncos lead to nine points.
However, CPP kept scoring throughout, shooting 44 percent from the floor against San Bernardino.
The final score was 76-64.
The Broncos will be playing at home Thursday night against the San Francisco Gators and Saturday night against the Sonoma Seawolves for the Homecoming game at Kellogg Arena.
Courtesy of Bronco Athletics
Sophomore guard Jackie Ricketson finished the game with 10 points
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