The Santa Clara Broncos held on to defeat the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo Mustangs 72 – 64 at the Leavey Center. Marc Trasolini poured in 24 points–mostly in the post, and added seven rebounds to lead the Broncos in both categories. Evan Roquemore added 16 points, including 9-of-10 from the free throw line, and added five assists. Raymond Cowels III scored 12 points, while the Broncos leading scorer Kevin Foster contributed 10 points, despite a rough shooting night from the field (3-of-15). Foster made up for his off-shooting night by distributing seven assists and causing three steals on defense.
But it was Trasolini who scored with a variety of shots, including a 3-point shot, several mid-range jumpers, but mostly turn-around baby hooks, and a couple dunks in the lane.
For the game, the Broncos (9 – 2) shot 46.7% (210of-45) from the field, 43.8% (7-of-16) behind the 3-point line, and 82.1% (23-of-28) from the charity stripe. SCU also won the war on the boards, out-rebounding the Mustangs 30 – 25.
The Mustangs (4 – 5) were lead by Chris Eversley’s 22 points, followed by reserve Kyle Odister with 11 points, and Brian Bennett’s 10 points. Eversley also led Cal Poly with 10 rebounds for a double-double, followed by Bennett’s six rebounds. Eversley closed out a well-rounded game with five assists, tied for the team lead with Jamal Johnson.
As a team, the Mustangs shot 47.1% (24-of-51) from the field, 38.9% (7-of-18) behind the 3-point arc, and 75.0% (9-of-12) from the free throw line.
Despite being out-rebounded by the Broncos, the Mustangs had more field goal attempts, but the game was won at the free throw line, where the Broncos enjoyed a 28 to 12 advantage in free throw attempts.
The Broncos’ next opponent is Alcorn State in the Cable Car Classic on December 21 at the Leavey Center. Tip off is 8:15 pm Pacific time.
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