Santa Clara Thumps Cal State Bakersfield To End 4-Game Slide


The Santa Clara Broncos opened the second half on a 27-11 spurt to put away the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners Thursday night at the Icardo Center, snapping a four-game losing streak with a 60-42 win.

SANTACLARAGGSThe Broncos (3-4) opened the season with consecutive victories over Bethesda and San Jose State before losing their next four, including both of their games in the Cable Car Classic last weekend.

Evan Roquemore led Santa Clara with 12 points, Nate Kratch added 11 and Jerry Brown finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots. Robert Garrett posted eight boards in just seven minutes and Jared Brownridge had four assists.

Brandon Barnes led the Roadrunners with nine points, while Erik Kinney had seven rebounds and two blocked shots.

Santa Clara shot 46.9 percent from the floor (23-for-49) and 53.8 percent from 3-point range (7-for-13), but were just 7-for-21 from the free-throw line.

Cal State Bakersfield (5-4) shot just 32.7 percent (17-for-52), 28.6 percent from deep (2-for-7) and was 6-for-11 at the stripe.

Santa Clara continues its two-game road trip on Saturday night at Cal Poly (2-5). Tipoff is 7 p.m. Pacific.

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