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Cal Poly Pulls Away Late in First Half for 76-47 Win Over Holy Names

Cal Poly Pulls Away Late in First Half for 76-47 Win Over Holy Names

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Junior forward Jakub Niziol led a balanced Cal Poly scoring attack with 12 points as Cal Poly defeated Holy Names 76-47 in a non-conference men's basketball game Wednesday night inside the Mott Athletics Center.

Senior guard Victor Joseph and junior guard Marcellus Garrick each added 11 points and sophomore forward Hank Hollingsworth 10 for the Mustangs (1-2).

Holy Names (1-2) was paced by junior guard Kyvonte Davis with 14 points.

Hollingsworth (pictured above) produced his first career double with 11 rebounds, establishing new career high in both points and rebounds. He made all four of his floor shots and two of three free throws. For good measure, he added three blocked shots.

Junior point guard Donovan Fields contributed seven points and a career-high six assists.

Cal Poly outrebounded Holy Names 51-33. In addition to Hollingsworth's 11 boards, Karlis Garoza recorded a career-high nine rebounds.

The Mustangs made 48 percent of their floor shots (30 of 62) while Holy Names connected on 29 percent of its field goal attempts (20 of 68).

In the first meeting ever between the two schools, Cal Poly led 23-16 with 7:27 to go in the first half before closing out the first 20 minutes of play with a 20-3 run, taking a 43-19 advantage into the locker room at the break.

Cal Poly's largest lead of the game was 33 points at 74-41 when Trevor John hit a three-pointer with 3:11 to play.

The Mustangs are now 37-1 against non-Division I opponents since transitioning to the Division I level in 1994.

Cal Poly plays at Santa Clara on Saturday night before competing in the Great Alaska Shootout next week.