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.