The Sonoma State University men’s basketball team’s losing streak has disappeared after they played two away games this past weekend. On Friday, the Seawolves took on CSU East Bay and Saturday they played CSU Monterey Bay.
The outcome of the CSU East Bay game was a 78-55 win. During the first half of the game, the Seawolves were leading the game 36-20. With just five minutes and 47 seconds left in the first half, Seawolf James Davis made a three-pointer to continue this lead during the game.
Although everything seemed smooth for the Seawolves, the second half started with a scare as the East Bay Pioneers scored 12 points to start things off. Seawolf forward Mike Harris made a shot that halted this momentum after he helped the team get pumped up to make seven more shots. The team rode this victory into their next matchup.
Although the game in Seaside against CSU Monterey Bay didn’t end in such a huge margin of victory like East Bay, the Seawolves still continued to play their all to find another win.
The CSU Monterey Bay Otters was a tough team to play against, which showed during the first half of the game. The Otters shot 50 percent from the field, hitting 12 of 24 field goals. The Seawolves on the other hand, shot 22.7 percent from the field, making only five of 22 shot attempts. At the end of the first half, the Monterey Bay Otters held a 36-26 lead.
But the Seawolves wouldn’t let this continue. They started to play much better during the second half.
With just six minutes and 31 seconds left, the Seawolves managed a 59-53 lead, but the Otters found a way to come back and tie the game, which led to an overtime period.
In the overtime, senior forward JJ Mina scored nine of the team’s 18 points and the team hit 11 of their 12 free throws to seal the victory, 82-74.
Junior guard David Ahern helped start the weekend for the team as he posted a career-high 25 points versus the Otters and an average of 18 per game on the road trip. With his performance, Ahern won Seawolf of the Week honors.
The Seawolves will play at home at the Wolves’ Den on Friday versus Cal Poly, Pomona at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday against UC San Diego also at 7:30 p.m.