Cal Poly defends and advances
Alaska Anchorage records 25 turnovers in 20-point setback
POMONA, Calif. -- No. 23 Cal Poly Pomona showed a smothering defense Saturday, as the Broncos forced 25 Alaska Anchorage turnovers en route to a 67-47 victory in Kellogg Gym.
With the win, CPP (27-4) advances to the NCAA Division II West Region championship game on Monday. The top-seeded Broncos will challenge the second seed, Grand Canyon.
Earlier this month, the Antelopes (29-2) captured a share of the Pacific West Conference crown.
“We just keep trying to take it one game at a time and not look ahead," CPP head coach Danelle Bishop said. "We keep saying 'It's do or die time.' We can't let up. Each play has to be special and important and we have to be smart. Right now, our thought is Grand Canyon and that's what our focus has to be.”
On Saturday, the Broncos had four players in double figures. Leading the way was Reyana Colson, who scored 18 points and added five steals.
Sarah Semenero nearly earned a second consecutive double-double, netting 11 points and eight rebounds. Megan Ford and La'kenya Simon West contributed 14 points apiece.