Folks, this is going to be a good season for Gaucho basketball. The Men's basketball team got things going yesterday with a 101-64 exhibition win over the Sonoma State Seawolves.
Six minutes into the game with a 14-14 score on the board, the Gauchos exploded. They went on a 25-2 run over the next eight minutes which included numerous three pointers by Paul Roemer, Orlando Johnson, and James Powell.
Then with five minutes to go in the half, junior Jordan Weiner threw up a alley-oop pass to Sam Phippen who threw it down!! As Dick Vitale would say, "It was awesome baby!"
The score at halftime was 53-28.
Then the monumental 100th point came with two minutes to go when Jon Pastorek put up a lay up to give the Gauchos 100 points and their biggest lead of the game, 100-60.
Orlando Johnson led all scorers with 21 points and also recorded 3 rebounds, 3 blocks, 2 steals, and 2 assists. James Nunnally contributed 13 points and 3 assists. James Powell, Jon Pastorek, and Lucas Devenny all had 10 points a piece.
The Gauchos next game is the regular season opener when they take on Cal State LA at 7:00 p.m. at The Thunderdome.
Three Point FG %: SSU-33.3 UCSB-58.8
Rebounds: SSU-23 UCSB-35