By: Francisco Padilla
The 2017-2018 CSUDH women’s basketball season came to an end Tuesday night after an 80-67 loss to the Cal Poly Pomona Broncos in the first round of the California Collegiate Athletics Association tournament.
It was a rough night from the field for the Toros, who were held to an underwhelming 37.5% shooting percentage.
Junior guard Nautica Morrow shot 6-22 from the field for 16 points and six assists. Senior forward Taylor Farris notched a double-double in her last game as a Toro with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Junior guard Zhane Carter, who has been electric off the bench for the Toros this season, was also unable to get things going. She only managed to knock down two of her 10 shots for seven points.
Taking care of the ball was also an issue for the Toros. They accumulated 17 turnovers which accounted for 11 of the Broncos points.
The Broncos, who shot 45.6% from the field, rode Dominique Dotson’s career-high 25 points, which included 4-5 from beyond the arc, to a win.
By: Albert Ledezma
After an exciting buzzer-beating win on Feb. 22 from freshman guard Colten Kresel that help the Toros reach the CCAA tournament, the comeback season fell short with a 60-73 loss to number one seed Cal Poly Pomona.
Seniors Glen Baral and Jonathan Nichols led the team in scoring with 17 and 21 points, respectively. Malcolm Johnson contributed by scoring 13 points to go along with eight rebounds.
Despite a fast start for CSUDH, the Broncos scoring overwhelmed the Toros’ defense as Cal Poly Pomona’s two dominant scoring runs of 17-3 in the first half and 14-3 in the second half created an insurmountable lead, ending the Toros’ season.
Managing to compete in the playoffs for the second year in a row, the team may lack experience next season, as eight seniors competed in their final game Tuesday.