Humboldt, which improved to 12-0 at home, should move into first in the region this week after wins over Cal State and Cal Poly. A tight first half ended with the Coyotes up 44-40. But the host team, which scored the last four of the first half, reeled off the first 17 points of the second half. A 21-0 run by Humboldt State proved the downfall of the Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball team as the Coyotes fell 89-78 Saturday in a battle for conference and regional bragging rights. The Coyotes (14-4, 10-3) entered ranked first in the West Region and 11th nationally with just a half-game lead over the Lumberjacks in CCAA play while the Lumberjacks (16-3, 11-3) were 15th nationally and third in the region, behind Cal Poly Pomona. “They came out and played with a lot more energy and we weren’t able to match that,” Coyotes coach Jeff Oliver said. Humboldt shot 62.5 percent (30-for-48) for the game including a whopping 75 percent (15-of-20) in the second half. Senior Jeremiah Ward, a Miller High graduate, led Humboldt with 22 points, three assists and three steals. Grayson Moyer added 18. “That’s amazing,” Oliver said of Humboldt’s sizzling second half. “You can’t lose shooting 75 percent.” Greg Williams scored 18 points, seeing considerable playing time with Ivan Johnson in foul trouble most of the game. Ortiz chipped in with 11. Cal State women 59, Humboldt State 49 Sophomore Rachel Johnson came off the bench for 15 points, including 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range, to lead the Cal State to an upset of Humboldt State. The Coyotes (12-6, 8-5) shot 8-of-16 from long distance, which proved to be a key with the Lumberjacks (15-4, 10-4) directing all their focus inside on Vanessa Wilt. Wilt was held to 10 points, eight under her average. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!