By Azariah Long
Men’s basketball won at home against Cal State Dominguez Hills 65-58.
The game was tied 13-13 with 10 minutes left in the first half.
Sophomore guard William Christmas stole a pass and passed to Ogundiran who passed it back to Christmas for a two-hand slam dunk giving the Broncos a two-point lead and getting the crowd to its feet.
Ogundiran had 13 points, five assists and three rebounds.
“It definitely felt good. I wasn’t sure if I was going to pass the ball, but I am glad I did,” Christmas said. “It is really exhilarating to be able to get a momentum swinging play like that early in the game.”
Christmas had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
The Broncos led 32-27 at the half.
“We are just trying to get back to the basics and trying to put two halves together again. I know the second half wasn’t as great,” fifth-year senior guard Quentin Taylor said.
Taylor finished with 15 points and two rebounds.
In the second half, the Broncos came out strong going on a 10-3 run.
The Broncos struggled to score in the last 10 minutes of the game.
With 7:42 left, the Broncos led 52-44.
With 51.3 seconds left, the Broncos were up 62-58 and the Toros fouled senior guard Daylan Lawrence to shoot free throws to ice the game.
Lawrence converted his two free throws.
“We fought hard tonight, and we got back to playing defense tonight. It is something we stressed,” coach Greg Kamansky said. “We didn’t shoot well tonight, but it’s the same thing that happened with Chico, when we don’t shoot well we have to learn how to win games.”
The Broncos extended their winning streak to two games on Saturday topping Cal State Los Angeles 69-55.
After trailing by three at the half, a 10-0 run from the Broncos in the first five minutes of the second half put them in front.
The Broncos led for the remainder of the game.
In the first half, Cal Poly Pomona got off to a slow start shooting just 27 percent from the field.
CPP scored 26 points in 20 minutes converting eight field goals.
Cal State Los Angeles could not take advantage of the Broncos sputtering start by also making just eight field goals and scoring 29 points in the first half.
Christmas scored half of the Broncos eight first half field goals and scored 13 of the team’s 26 points.
In the second half, Los Angeles continued to struggle, scoring 26 points and shooting 32 percent from the field.
The Broncos offense more than doubled their points total from the first half scoring 43 points.
Christmas completed his second double-double in as many games by scoring 12 points in the second half, finishing with 25 points and 12 rebounds.
As a team, the Broncos improved their shooting percentage, shooting 55 percent in the second half to improve the percentage for the game to 41.
CPP is back on the road this weekend against Cal State East Bay and Cal State Monterey Bay.
Tevin Voong / The Poly Post
William Christmas tallied a double-double in both games over the weekend
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