Team effort lifts Cal Poly to victory

first_imgPOMONA — Cal Poly coach Greg Kamansky is still waiting for his Broncos to play a complete game. In the meantime, he will settle for the kind of across-the-board production he got Friday night in Kellogg Gym. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Last week, Cal Poly (6-4, 2-1) won a 101-98 sprint over Northwest Nazarene that had three Broncos register career nights in scoring. On Friday, the game was tied at 12-12 with 6:23 left in the first half with the Broncos trying to figure out how to take advantage of Cal State Los Angeles team that shot 25.9 percent from the field in the first half. “This was definitely more of our style of basketball,” said Kamansky, whose team will host conference-leading Cal State Bakersfield (7-2, 3-0) at 7:30 tonight. “We had some guys step up and have good games for us.” None of them had career nights, but it was enough to help the Broncos overcome a 10-of-21 effort from the foul line. Malone II went 3-of-4 from beyond the arc, and Kaelen Daniels and Kevin Neveu each collected seven rebounds. Billy Hofman collected nine points and eight assists in a slow-tempo game that will contrast tonight’s game against Bakersfield. The Broncos needed a boost from Cook just to take a lead into the half. “We needed some scoring,” Kamansky said. “It was a scoring drought for a while. But Dion took some good shots and made some good decisions.” Cook — who had his first career triple-double against Northwest Nazarene — obliged with a basket, a steal and then a two-handed, crowd-pleasing dunk that kicked off a 16-7 run and enabled Cal Poly to take a 28-19 halftime lead. It didn’t hurt that Cal State Los Angeles (4-6, 1-2) shot 25.9 percent from the field (7-of-27) and committed nine turnovers to the Broncos’ five. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img With foul shooting again iffy and offense at a premium, Cal Poly got 16 points from Dion Cook, 14 from Hervey Malone II and big minutes from bit players in a 67-60 win over Cal State Los Angeles. The Broncos’ current winning streak of two wins, though, had nothing in common. last_img read more