Daniels leads Cal Poly Pomona
A night after Billy Hofman was a perfect 8-for-8 from the field, Kaelen Daniels showed that he too, can be perfect. Daniels was 6-for-6 from the field and scored 15 points with a game-high nine rebounds to lead the Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team to a 73-60 victory over Chico State on Saturday night in Chico. Freshman Donnelle Booker had a season-high 19 points do go along with eight rebounds and Dion Cook also scored 19 points for the Broncos (17-6 overall, 13-5 CCAA). Hofman, one night after scoring a career-high 24 points, and setting or tying two school records, scored five points on only 1-of-3 shooting on Saturday. Cal Poly, ranked No. 24 in the country and No. 3 in the West Region, doesn’t usually dominate in rebounding, but out-rebounded the Wildcats (6-17, 4-14) 33-19 on Saturday, and shot 62 percent from the field. Chico, which has lost nine games in a row, got only four offensive rebounds in the entire game. Jon Baird led Chico with 20 points, making six 3-pointers, and Justin Argenal added 13 points. Chico took an early 15-8 lead, but the Broncos quickly took the lead and never led by fewer than four points the rest of the way. Cal Poly also held a 38-22 lead in points in the paint over the Wildcats. CAL POLY WOMEN Ashley Moody scored 12 points and Vanessa Dominguez added 11, but the Broncos fell to Chico State, 73-53 in Chico. Freshman Melissa Richardson led Chico (18-4, 14-4) with a career-high 16 points, including four 3-pointers, and Amber Simmons also scored 16 points for the Wildcats. Cal Poly (7-16, 6-12) trailed only 30-25 at halftime, but the Wildcats increased the lead to 11 within the first seven minutes of the second half. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!