Blazers’ point guard Kalvin Mendez scored 20-plus points in both games of a weekend series split with the PUC Pilots — a preview of the MCAC semi-final.
Mendez scored 29 points, grabbed five rebounds and set up baskets with four assists in CMU’s 107-88 win on Saturday.
The Blazers lost the first game on Friday by a score of 110-87, but Mendez still managed to put up solid numbers. He netted 21 points, had five boards and four assists — Mendez converted all eight of his free throws in the game too.
“Kalvin brings energy and excitement to the floor,” said Blazers head coach Scott Martin. “He is able to create and get us into our offense.”
Martin said even though Mendez is a first-year player, he’s been a leader on and off the court.
Mendez is taking courses in the arts program at CMU.
The Blazers sit at a 4-8 record and have won three of their last four games and will look to carry momentum into MCAC championship weekend. They will play the PUC Pilots in the semi-final match on Thursday, Feb. 13. with the winner taking on the undefeated RRC Rebels in the championship game.