Humboldt State University Athletics
at Chico State
1/20/2018 | 7:30 P.M.
ESPN 92.7 FM / 1340 AM
ARCATA, Calif. – Done in by a first half that saw them down by as many as 26, the Humboldt State’s men’s basketball team’s comeback attempt fell short against Cal State San Bernardino in Lumberjack Arena on Saturday night, by a 90-79 final.Romario Wilson led the home team with a sterling effort off the bench, and finished with 24 points including a perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line. Kameron Curl added 12 points, while Ashton Pomrehn and Davasyia Hagger both had 10. HSU drops to 6-12 overall and 3-9 in the CCAA. San Bernardino improved to 7-9, 5-7 in conference.”Cal State San Bernardino did a nice job coming out early and defending us aggressively,” said Lumberjack Head Coach Steve Kinder. “They took us out of our rhythm and took away any window of opportunity to get good looks by our better scorers. Out of halftime I thought our guys responded extremely well. They showed some grit, they showed some guts, they showed some toughness and made two really good pushes in the second half. We’re proud of our Lumberjacks, but it just wasn’t enough for the victory.”The Jacks fell behind 21-5 at the 13:06 mark of the first half before responding with a 6-2 run. But the Coyotes kept coming, establishing a 47-21 lead with 2:58 left in the half and leading 49-31 at the break.In the second, HSU continued its run to close the gap to 49-39, but saw the Coyotes expand their lead to 65-41 with 12:39 to go. Another Jack push cut the deficit to 71-61 at 6:06, but the Coyotes maintained a double-digit lead for the rest of the game. HSU did excellent work at the charity stripe, knocking down 30-of-33 from the line as a team, but allowed the Coyotes to shoot 51.7 percent from the field. Both benches were …