Cal Poly Pomona's men's basketball team certainly didn't gather any rust during a break in its schedule. The Broncos, off since a Dec. 4 victory over San Francisco State, shot...

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POMONA, Calif. — Cal Poly Pomona’s men’s basketball team certainly didn’t gather any rust during a break in its schedule.


The Broncos, off since a Dec. 4 victory over San Francisco State, shot 55 percent from the floor and posted a 72-53 victory over Seattle University last night.


Cal Poly Pomona (3-3) made 10 of 16 three-point attempts. The Broncos also made 18 of 22 free-throw attempts in the win over the Redhawks (3-5).


Seattle was led by Sean Namanny, who made five three-pointers and finished with a team-high 17 points. Jeff McDaniel had 14 points, three rebounds and three assists.


Cal Poly Pomona got a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds from Jeff Bonds. David Sybesma had 17 points, four assists and two rebounds, and Dion Cook had 11 points and three assists.


The Broncos shot a sizzling 67 percent in the opening half and built a commanding 43-24 lead by halftime.


Seattle opened the second half with a 9-1 run and closed the deficit to 44-33 with 16:43 remaining. Billy Hofman, though, nailed back-to-back three-pointers to boost the lead back to 17 points and Seattle didn’t get closer than 13 points the rest of the way.


Seattle returns to the Connolly Center on Friday to take on Rocky Mountain College at 7 p.m.




Other game




At Grand Canyon 79, Central Washington 71


Noe Alonzo scored 25 points on 11-of-12 shooting to pace Grand Canyon to a nonconference men’s basketball victory over Central Washington in Phoenix.


The Antelopes (6-4) shot a solid 63 percent from the field behind Alonzo and Prileu Davis. Davis, a transfer from Louisville, scored 20 points while Emil Swain, a product of Kent-Meridian High, scored 10 points, including a thunderous dunk in the second half to help pace Grand Canyon past the Wildcats (1-4).


Grand Canyon shut down the Wildcats’ leading scorer, Lance Den Boer, who finished with 6 points on 1-of-8 shooting, 18.8 points below his season average. Kyle Boast had 14 points and nine rebounds. Chris Bannish scored 11. The teams meet again at 7 tonight.




Notes


• Seattle Pacific (7-1) moved up to No. 4 in this week’s NCAA Division II women’s basketball rankings after extending its win streak to five games. SPU has won 67 of its last 68 regular- season games.


• The Puget Sound men’s basketball team (6-0), averaging 107 points per game, is ranked third in Division III, its highest ranking in program history.


Also, the Puget Sound women’s basketball team (6-0) is ranked sixth, also its highest ranking in program history.


• Eight Gonzaga student-athletes have been named to the 2004 West Coast Conference fall all-academic teams. The Bulldogs’ cross-country team placed three seniors on the team — Ryan Anderson (3.46 grade point average, civil engineering), Eric Berge (3.47, religious studies) and Joe Manning (3.84, journalism). Other Bulldogs earning fall academic honors were women’s cross-country runners Emily Buck (3.51, exercise science) and Jill Semenza (3.37, biology); men’s soccer players Robert Anderson (3.70, history) and Arni Ingi Pjetursson (3.77, business), and volleyball player Emilee Gihring (3.46, business).


Gary Lance was hired as the Portland Beavers’ pitching coach. Lance, 56, joins the club from the Padres’ Class AA affiliate in Mobile, where he was the BayBears’ pitching coach for part of the 2003 season and all of 2004.


Game summary


GRAND CANYON 79, CENTRAL WASHINGTON 61


CENTRAL WASHINGTON (1-4) – Boast, Kyle 7-14 0-0 14; Bannish, Chris 4-7 2-2 11; Hicks, Robert 2-9 2-4 7; Galloway, Jacob 3-3 0-0 6; Den Boer, Lance 1-7 4-5 6; Luke, Joey 2-6 0-0 6; Everson, Jerrell 1-6 2-2 4; Moore, Jason 1-5 0-0 3; Breeze, Steve 1-5 0-0 2; Craven, Teddy 1-2 0-2 2. Totals 23-64 10-15 61.


GRAND CANYON (6-4) – Alonzo, Noe 11-12 3-4 25; Davis, Prileu 8-14 3-3 20; Swain, Emil 4-6 2-2 10; Lee, Bryan 3-4 1-2 7; Green, Curtis 3-5 0-0 7; Ellsworth, Drew 1-4 0-0 3; Nelson, Ryan 1-2 0-0 3; Daye, Mike 0-0 2-2 2; Odeh, Maen 0-0 2-2 2; Greer, Ricky 0-0 0-0 0; Pettaway, Jason 0-1 0-0 0; Stevenson, Kevin 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 31-49 13-15 79.


Halftime-GC 37, CWU 35. 3-point goals-CWU 5-17 (Luke, Joey 2-3; Hicks, Robert 1-4; Bannish, Chris 1-3; Moore, Jason 1-3; Everson, Jerrell 0-1; Den Boer, Lance 0-2; Boast, Kyle 0-1), GC 4-14 (Ellsworth, Drew 1-4; Green, Curtis 1-2; Davis, Prileu 1-5; Nelson, Ryan 1-1; Swain, Emil 0-2). Fouled out — CWU-None, GC-None. Rebounds-CWU 33 (Boast, Kyle 9), GC 27 (Nelson, Ryan 5). Assists-CWU 12 (Bannish, Chris 5), GC 21 (Davis, Prileu 5). Total fouls-CWU 15, GC 15. A-123



Compiled from reports by college sports-information departments and news releases.