Cougars Use 3-Pointers to Earn 88-76 Win Over Cal Poly Pomona

Cal State San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The Cal State San Marcos men’s basketball team drained a total of 11 3-pointers to earn an 88-76 win over Cal Poly Pomona in a California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) matchup, Thursday at The Sports Center. CSUSM improves to 11-5 overall and 6-3 in conference play with the win. The Broncos drop to 3-10 overall and 1-8 in the CCAA. The Cougars were on fire, shooting 55.8 percent (29-52) from the field and 47.8 percent (11-23) from behind the arc, while limiting CPP to 48.1 percent (26-54) on field goals and 39.1 percent (9-23) on 3-pointers. CSUSM won the rebound battle 30-25 and had 21 assists, 10 more than the Broncos. Junior guard Josh Spiers led the Cougars with a game-high 30 points and seven rebounds as he knocked down five treys and went 7-for-7 from the charity stripe to remain perfect from there on the season. Junior forward Joe Boyd narrowly missed a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds. Senior guard Tyson Kygar and junior guard Ethan Alvano pitched in 14 and 11 points, respectively. Jordan Ogundiran was the CPP’s leading scorer with 23 points. The Broncos took control in the beginning and nabbed their biggest lead of the game, 11-4. CSUSM answered back as Kygar converted back-to-back four-point plays to even the score at 14-14. The barrage of 3-pointers wouldn’t stop as the Cougars drained five more before the intermission to lead 43-27 at halftime. CPP opened the second half with two baskets to cut the margin to 12 points. CSUSM responded and grabbed its biggest lead of the game, 75-55, after Spiers knocked down his fifth 3-pointer of the game. The Cougar lead was ultimately insurmountable for the Broncos as CSUSM won by 12. The Cougars will have a day off before hosting Humboldt State on Saturday, Jan. 14. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. or 20 minutes after the conclusion of the women’s game.  Print Friendly Version

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