Daniels will try to play for Broncos today

first_imgAfter injuring his toe against Cal State Dominguez Hills Feb. 24, Daniels had little physical activity last week and didn’t play in a win over Cal State Los Angeles and a loss to Cal State Bakersfield last weekend. He has been able to test it out this week. “He’s going to give it a shot,” Cal Poly coach Greg Kamansky said. “Obviously, he’ll be very limited.” Kamansky said he wasn’t planning on having Daniels start, and his playing time would be dependent on how much pain he feels. Daniels has been a key part of the Broncos’ success this season. He is third on the team with 11.5 points per game, and tied for second in rebounding with 4.7. Daniels also leads the team in field goal percentage. Starting junior center Kaelen Daniels, out last weekend after jamming his toe, will try to play today in the opener of the NCAA Division II West Regional at Humboldt State’s East Gym. Third-seeded Cal Poly (20-7) plays sixth-seeded Seattle (19-8) in the first quarterfinal today at noon. A win would advance the Broncos to Saturday’s 5 p.m. regional semifinal against either second-seeded Cal State San Bernardino or seventh-seeded BYU-Hawaii. The question for the Cal Poly Pomona men’s basketball team this week is: Will he or won’t he? And the answer is, he’ll try. center_img “I don’t want to think we have to have him, but he’s always a good asset to have,” senior guard Billy Hofman said earlier in the week. In Daniels’ absence last week, junior Kevin Neveu started in his place and both he and sophomore Kyle Krause played more minutes. Neveu is averaging 5.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 14.5 minutes, while Krause is averaging 1.8 points, 0.9 rebounds and 7.4 minutes. Last weekend, they both had a tendency to pick up fouls. Neveu averaged 5.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 fouls in 18.5 minutes in the two games, while Krause’s numbers were 4.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.5 fouls in 16.0 minutes. “Kevin and Kyle are very capable. They just have to go out and do it,” Kamansky said. Cal Poly is led by first-team all California Collegiate Athletic Association players senior Dion Cook (17.9 ppg, 4.1 rpg) and sophomore Larry Gordon (11.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg). The Broncos also have CCAA freshman of the year Donnelle Booker (5.8 ppg, 4.7 rpg). Cook is capable of carrying a team. He scored 31 of his career-high 39 points in the second half of a 70-69 overtime victory against Cal State Dominguez Hills Feb. 24. Cal Poly hasn’t played Seattle since losing to the Redhawks in the second game of the 2005-06 season, 79-72 at Seattle. This is the Broncos’ fourth postseason trip in the last five years and Seattle’s first as a Division II school. Seattle, which won the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, has won seven straight games. Despite winning the conference, Seattle had no first-team all-conference players. Starting senior guards Ryan Webb (10.3 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 6.6 apg) and Sam Kirby (13.3 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.1 apg) both made the second team. Seattle does have more size than Cal Poly. Senior David White, a GNAC honorable mention, is 6-foot-11, and averages 9.7 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game. Cal Poly has no player taller than the 6-8 Krause. “They’ve got a 6-11 guy, and their guards Kirby and Webb are very good,” Kamansky said. “We will have to play very well to win this game.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Missing local woman found safe in L.A.

first_imgBALDWIN PARK — After four days of searching, members of a Baldwin Park family have found their mother. The five children of 52-year-old Gloria Lara found their mother unharmed at the Kaiser Mental Health Center in Los Angeles. Their search was aided by employees from Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 29 in Baldwin Park, who combed through records to give the family clues on where their mother might have gone. “Of all the people we asked, the one group of people who could help us was the fire department,” said Betty Batiz, Lara’s oldest daughter. Family members said Lara was walking along Baldwin Park Boulevard with a family member at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when she got scared and jumped into a stranger’s car, Batiz said. Family members called the hospital, but the staff there said privacy laws prevented them from confirming whether Lara was a patient, Batiz said. “Those (patient privacy laws) stink,” Batiz said. “Here we are her family members and they wouldn’t tell us anything.” After making more telephone calls, the family was finally able to confirm that Lara was at the Kaiser Mental Health Center, where she remains. Batiz said she and her brothers and sister are thinking about enrolling their mother in an institutional facility for the mentally ill, Batiz said. “She might need more help than we can give her,” Batiz said. Ben Baeder can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2703, or by e-mail at ben.baeder@sgvn.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Lara convinced the driver to drive away, family members said. Lara’s adult children filed a report with the Baldwin Park Police and put up fliers around the city, but, as of Saturday, they still had not located their mother. Finally, Lara’s son, Steve Lara, went to Fire Station 29 in Baldwin Park to check if firefighters had been called Wednesday evening to any reports of strange behavior. Staff at the station said they picked up a woman resembling Lara a few blocks from where she first ran away. “They took the time to find her and we found out she was taken to a Kaiser hospital in Los Angeles,” Batiz said. “They were so helpful.”last_img read more