Jan 5, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Kelly Olynyk (13) controls the ball ahead of Santa Clara Broncos forward Marc Trasolini (15) during the second half at Leavey Center. The Gonzaga Bulldogs defeated the Santa Clara Broncos 81-74. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara Rolls to Win At San Diego

Jan 5, 2013; Santa Clara, CA, USA; Santa Clara Broncos forward Marc Trasolini (15) shoots the ball against Gonzaga Bulldogs center Sam Dower (35) during the first half at Leavey Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Santa Clara and San Diego are going in opposite directions.

After playing close in the first half, the Broncos broke the game open in the second and rode that momentum to the 64-50 West Coast Conference win on Saturday.

Santa Clara (16-6, 4-3 WCC) has won three straight games and is now tied with San Diego in fourth place in the WCC.

The Broncos shot 57 percent in the second half and were carried by Marc Trasolini and Evan Roquemore. Trasolini had 11 of his game-high 23 points in the second half and went 10-for-15 from the field. Roquemore came alive offensively after struggling recently and dropped in 18 points.

Kevin Foster started the game by going 1-for-9 from the field but ended up with 15 points on 3-for-15 shooting.

San Diego shot 31 percent in the second half and 37 percent for the game. San Diego’s leading scorer Johnny Dee was held to nine points on 3-for-8 shooting.

Santa Clara plays on Thursday against Portland at the Leavey Center.

San Diego (11-11, 4-3) has lost three straight games and all of them in convincing fashion. The Toreros have lost their last three games by a combined 64 points.

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