ARCATA – For the third time this month, the Humboldt State women's basketball team will travel down to Southern California. After earning a road split last weekend, the Lumberjacks (8-9, 5-5) will visit Cal Poly Pomona (5-12, 3-7) Saturday. Tipoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
"We play a similar schedule with our travel partner, so we have seen them a little bit on film, but we need to get familiar with them this week," said Head Coach Joddie Gleason. "They run a matchup zone that we've seen in the past, and they are really athletic and young. They can score in bunches. They have some games where they can put up big numbers and do some damage."
Much like the Jacks, the Broncos played the same two opponents last week in Cal State Los Angeles and Cal State Dominguez Hills. Pomona lost both and have dropped seven of its last eight games overall.
With the departure of all five starters from last year's team, which finished third in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. Cal Poly Pomona starts four underclassmen this season. Freshman Jordyn Shane leads the team with 12.9 points per game.
"When you are familiar with a roster, it definitely makes the scouting report a little easier," said Gleason. "These guys have a few returning faces, but a lot of new ones. We'll rely on film. It's deep into the season, so we can watch quite a bit and prepare for what they have."
HSU will also have to battle one of the CCAA's best rebounders in Priscilla Brooks. The 5-10 sophomore's 8.7 boards per game rank third in the conference.
This is the only regular season meeting between the two teams, and marks the last time that the Green and Gold play a single game in a week until the regular season finale on Feb. 25.