DeShawn Painter, Nick Wright and Keenan Palmore led six players in double figures with 12 points apiece as
Leading 50-49 with 7:04 left, Painter started an 8-0 run that gave the Monarchs (1-1) a cushion. The
Justin Black had 16 points to lead the Bears. Anthony Hubbard and DeWayne Jackson scored 13 points apiece.
Southern California 87,
Shepherd 102, Bowie State 97: Chad Moore scored 31 points and had 12 rebounds to lead the Rams past the visiting Bulldogs in the Clarion Hotel Tipoff Classic at the Butcher Center in both teams' season opener.