HSU basketball teams fall at UC San Diego

The Humboldt State men’s basketball team saw a five-game winning streak snapped at UC San Diego on Saturday night, as the No. 14 nationally-ranked Tritons ran out to an 85-62 win.

The home team unleashed a 3-point barrage against HSU in the lopsided clash, connecting on 15-of-27 attempts from outside the arc. 

The Lumberjacks (9-5, 4-3 CCAA) trailed by only eight points at halftime, 34-26, before the home squad put the game away after the interval. The Tritons outscored the Green and Gold 51-36 in the second half.

In women’s action, UC San Diego secured the sweep over the Jacks with a 72-58 win.

A 22-point, 10-rebound performance from HSU junior guard Tyra Turner wasn’t enough to save the Jacks from a slow start.

“Tonight is very disappointing, as I felt we took a step backward in a few areas,” HSU head coach Michelle Bento-Jackson said. “Unfortunately, some of our deficiencies tonight were things that we have talked about before. We must show consistency to progress as a team.”

The Lumberjacks dropped to 6-4 overall and 4-3 in conference.

Both HSU teams will be back in action at Cal Poly Pomona on Monday, with the women playing at 2 p.m. and the men at 4 p.m.

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  1. Hopefully taking a step backwards isn’t going to be the excuse all season long… if certain players are not doing what the coach is instructing and coaching, then pull them out and put a pine sitter in there… sometimes in life to get the best out of a player you have to push them mentally and part of that meant APUSH it still look from the outside in from a position a punishment for not doing what is required as a player… that is motivation and either player wants to play or player wants to sit…

    Like missed free throws that’s all on the player…

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