Humboldt State University Athletics
Cal State San Bernardino
1/13/2018 | 7:30 P.M.
ESPN 92.7 FM / 1340 AM
ARCATA, Calif. – Despite displaying some excellent marksmanship from long range against a tough opponent, the Humboldt State men’s basketball team fell on Thursday night to their foes from Cal Poly Pomona, 73-70. The result came in a game that was tightly contested throughout, with neither team gaining more than six points of separation at any point.The loss makes the Jacks 6-11 on the year, 3-8 in CCAA conference play, while the Broncos’ record now stands at 12-2 (9-1 CCAA). The Jacks entered the game winners of three of their last four contests.”We’re extremely proud of our effort, our hustle, and our determination tonight,” said Lumberjack Head Coach Steve Kinder. “I thought we showed poise and confidence and gave ourselves opportunities to win the game. We matched a very good Cal Poly Pomona team in multiple categories, with rebounding and three-point makes identical, turnovers virtually identical and assists identical. It was a great game to watch if you were a basketball purist.”The visitors scored the first six points of the game and managed to maintain slim margins for the majority of the first half until HSU gained a 22-19 lead at the 2:55 mark off a Jalen Terry trey. Pomona led 25-24 at the conclusion of the half.Early in the second half, the Jacks took a 37-33 lead on two Justin Everett free throws, but saw the Broncos extend a five-point lead at the 9:33 mark, 56-51. Two more Everett free throws gave the Jacks their final lead at 68-66, but it was a William Christmas dagger three that put the Broncos up 71-68 with just 42 seconds left.Davasyia Hagger hit a bucket inside with eight seconds remaining, but Pomona closed out the scoring with two free throws with five seconds left and prevailed.Kameron Curl led the …