Jared Brownridge Leads Santa Clara Broncos To Win At Pepperdine In Finale


Jared Brownridge hit 7-of-9 from 3-point range and scored a career-high 38 points as the Santa Clara Broncos took control of the game by closing the first half on a 17-2 run en route to an 86-78 win over the Pepperdine Waves Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse in Malibu.

The Broncos (13-18, 6-12 West Coast Conference) led 30-29 before Brownridge canned three 3s during a 17-2 burst over the final 4:06 of the first half that put Santa Clara up 47-31 at the break.

The Waves (15-15, 8-10) fell behind by as much as 27 points before making a final charge, getting as close as six points at 75-69 with 1:27 remaining.

Brownridge also had seven rebounds for the Broncos. Brandon Clark had 18 points and eight assists, Jerry Brown scored 11 points and Denzel Johnson finished with three steals.

Stacy Davis paced the Waves with 18 points and nine rebounds, Malte Kramer had 13 points, Malcolm Brooks scored 12 points and Brendan Lane notched 11 points and three blocked shots.

Santa Clara was 27-for-63 (42.9 percent) overall, 9-for-19 (47.4 percent) from deep and 23-for-31 (74.2 percent) from the foul line. Pepperdine was 25-for-56 (44.6 percent), 9-for-22 (40.9 percent) and 19-for-29 (65.5 percent).

The Broncos had a 38-36 edge on the boards and had 12 turnovers. The Waves turned the ball over 17 times.

Santa Clara will either be the eighth or ninth seed when the WCC tournament opens Thursday in Las Vegas, where they will take on Pacific in one of the opening round games.

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