Feb 10, 2013 12:59 AM by Bill Halter
Senior guard Dylan Royer scored 18 of his career high 20 points in the first half as Cal Poly cruised to a 68-53 win over UC-Davis in front of a season-high crowd of 2,600 at the Mott Athletics Center.
Royer made 6 of his 8 three point attempts in the first half as the Mustangs took a 37-20 lead to the break. The Morro Bay High School graduate cooled off in the second half, finishing 6-11 with each shot being from behind the three point line.
With 2:33 to play in the first half, leading scorer Chris Eversley left with an ankle injury. Cal Poly was ahead, 32-16 when the junior forward went out. He didn't return but was able to stand and walk around in the second half. Eversley scored 9 points in 17 minutes before the injury.
Freshman guard Reese Morgan added 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds as the Mustangs evened their overall record at 11-11. Cal Poly stays in fourth place at 7-5 in the Big West. The Mustangs are 9-1 at home and 2-10 on the road. UC-Davis drops to 5-6 in the Big West.
Cal Poly avenged a 69-67 buzzer-beating loss to the Aggies on January 10.
Cal Poly finishes a three-game home stand with a game against UCSB next Saturday at 7:00pm. The Gauchos are 4-8 in the Big West after a home win against Pacific on Saturday night. UCSB outlasted the Mustangs in double overtime, 83-81 on January 19.
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