Sherwin Durham scored 22 points Tuesday night to lead Southern California College to a 89-70 win over visiting Cal Lutheran at Costa Mesa.
Forward Dave Lareva had a perfect nine out of nine field goal attempts and finished with 20 points to lead Cal Lutheran, which fell to 3-9 in the NAIA Division III Northern Division.
The Kingsmen are tied with Fresno Pacific for seventh in the nine-school circut and probably will need a victory Friday night at Westmont to make the eight-team conference tournament.
Steve Cotner had 14 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds for Cal Lutheran. Pat Gibbs added 11 and Mark Taggatz had 10.
The Crusaders, who improved their record to 10-3 and 23-5 overall, had four other players in double figures besides Durham. Neil Anderson had 15, followed by Ken Bardsley with 12, Greg Ward with 11, and Randy McAllister with 10.