Breakout night for Nelson as Jacks lose to Chico State

Cal Poly Humboldt Athletics/file photo – Thomas Nelson

Former Arcata and College of the Redwoods standout Thomas Nelson enjoyed a breakout performance for the Cal Poly Humboldt men’s basketball team on Thursday night.

Nelson, who is in first campaign with the Jacks, scored a season-high 11 points in a 66-58 loss at Chico State.

The Wildcats are the No. 13 team in the nation.

Nelson, who has played limited minutes for much of the year, also clocked a season-high 24 minutes off the bench, while shooting 4-for-7 from the field, including nailing three of his four 3-point attempts.

The senior added two rebounds and an assist.

Teammate Jaden Edwards continued to impress with his third consecutive double-double and finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds.

Chico, which held a 13-point lead at halftime, improved to 8-2 in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and 12-2 overall, while the Jacks dropped to 4-7 and 10-7.

The Cal Poly men will return home to host Stanislaus State on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.

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