By Francisco Padilla
With two games remaining for the CSUDH Women’s basketball team, the California Collegiate Athletics Association playoffs are well within reach.
The Toros are currently seventh in the CCAA standings with a 12-13 overall record, 11-10 in conference play. With only the top eight teams qualifying for the CCAA tournament, it is imperative that the Toros finish their season strong to secure a spot.
Cal State San Bernardino currently holds the eighth and last spot for the CCAA playoffs as they have an 11-14 overall record. They will play their final regular season game against second place Cal Poly Pomona on Feb. 24. A loss for Cal State San Bernardino and a Toro win in the next two games will guarantee a spot into the playoffs.
It is essential for the Toros to take care of business down south as their final two games will both be on the road at Cal State San Marcos and UC San Diego on Feb. 22 and Feb. 24.
After winning four of their last five games, the CSUDH Men’s basketball team has managed to stay in the hunt for the final spot in the California Collegiate Athletics Association playoffs.
The Toros final two games this season are both on the road against Cal State San Marcos on Feb. 22 and UC San Diego on Feb. 24.
They are currently in eighth place with a 12-15 overall record, which is one game ahead of rival Cal State Los Angeles (12-14 overall). Both teams have two games remaining on their schedule against the same teams and luckily for the Toros, this works out in their favor.
After winning the season series against CSULA during the regular season, which included an overtime win at CSULA on Jan. 6 and a dominant win at home on Feb. 6, the Toros will be in the driver seat for the rest of the season.
The Toros can secure the final spot by winning one of their last two games, or by having CSULA lose any of their last two games. In essence, the only way the Toros don’t make the playoffs is if they drop the final two games and CSULA wins the final two games of the season, capturing the final eighth spot.