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Gold Rallies to Top Green in Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Intrasquad Game

Gold Rallies to Top Green in Cal Poly Men’s Basketball Intrasquad Game

SAN LUIS OBISPO – Sophomore forward Aleks Abrams (above) matched a game high with 13 points and led all players with 16 rebounds, but the Gold squad – after trailing for a majority of the afternoon – overcame a late deficit to top the Green side during the Cal Poly men's basketball program's annual intrasquad tuneup inside Mott Athletics Center on Saturday, 38-33.

Senior guard Kyle Toth finished with 13 points for the Gold squad, which trailed 30-26 late in the second half. However, freshman forward Hank Hollingsworth knocked down a free throw, Toth hit his third three-pointer of the day and sophomore guard Jaylen Shead sank a jumper as the Gold team eventually tied the matchup at 32-32.

Junior forward Josh Martin then added two free throws to provide Gold the lead for certain. With his side leading 36-33 in the final minute, Toth hit two free throws to ice the matchup.

Martin added a team high eight rebounds for Gold while junior guard Josh Mishler chipped in seven points.

For the Green side, junior guard Victor Joseph scored eight points while sophomore guard Donovan Fields grabbed seven boards.

Following the Green versus Gold Intrasquad, sophomore guard Jakub Niziol edged freshman wing Mark Crowe for the program's annual dunk contest title.

Cal Poly, which returns nine letterwinners from last year's team, opens the 2016-17 regular season at Pepperdine on Friday, Nov. 11. Start time in Malibu is 7 p.m.

GREEN ROSTER: Aleks Abrams, Trevor John, Donovan Fields, Mark Crowe, Taylor Sutlive, Victor Joseph, Luke Meikle.

GOLD ROSTER: Jaylen Shead, Ridge Shipley, Kyle Toth, Josh Martin, Alec Raven, Josh Mishler, Hank Hollingsworth, Jakub Niziol, Zach Gordon.