Wildcats compete in California

ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington Men’s Basketball travels to California this week to play Cal State San Marcos and Cal State Los Angeles.
GAME INFORMATION

Thursday, 11/17
19.00
Vs Cal State San Marcos
Cal State University San Marcos
San Diego, California
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LIVE STATISTICS

GAME INFORMATION

Saturday 19 Nov
3:00 p.m
At. Cal State Los Angeles
Cal State University Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California
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LIVE STATISTICS

QUOTE FROM HEAD COACH BRANDON RINTA
This weekend’s road trip brings us to play two real road games in Cal State San Marcos and Cal State LA. It will give us a taste of what it’s like during the conference as we play on Thursdays and Saturdays with a travel day in between. San Marcos won the West Region last year and is currently ranked 13th in the country. They are a talented team bringing back some great players from a very successful year. Cal State LA is a very athletic team that’s really good defensively.”

LOOKING FOR THE COMPETITION

The Wildcats will face Cal State San Marcos for the first time in program history. So far this season, the Cougars are 2-0 with losses to Saint Martins and Montana State Billings. They’re hoping for top scorer Greg Milton III to fuel the Cougar offense. Milton III scored a searing 57 points in two games, averaging 28.5 points per game. For the Wildcats, they finished 2-0 in the GNAC CCAA Classic with losses to Cal State Monterey Bay and Cal State San Bernardino in 9th place. After two games, Camron McNeil and Samaad Hector are the ‘Cats’ top scorers with 9.5 averages or 8 points per game. The Wildcats are 34.7% from field and 20% from beyond the arc, while the Cougars are 47% from field and 37.5% from three shooting.
Central Washington is 2-0 all-time against Cal State Los Angeles. Their last matchup was in November 2005, the ‘Cats won 83-74. The leading scorer for the Golden Eagles is Shane Bell, averaging 16 points per game. Bell is also a threat from the Charity Stripe, having made all 5 of his free throws this season. Not far behind Bell is Payton Moore, averaging 13 a game. The Golden Eagles shoot 36% from the field and 20.5% from deep.

LOOKING AHEAD
The Wildcats continue their road trip next week, traveling to Nampa, Idaho where they will face Midwestern State and Azusa Pacific in the Northwest Nazarene Thanksgiving Classic.

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