College Basketball : Chapman Loses to Riverside

Maurice Pullum scored 29 points to lead UC Riverside to an 82-70 California Collegiate Athletic Assn. victory over Chapman College Saturday at Riverside.

Pullum hit 10 of 20 shots from the field, including 6 of 14 three-pointers, to help the Highlanders (15-3, 4-1) to their fifth straight victory.

“Pullum played a great game for them,” said Chapman Coach Kevin Wilson. “He’s a first team all-conference player. He’s the only guy that played well for them in the first half (scoring 17 of Riverside’s 35 first-half points), and he was mainly responsible for their run in the second period.”

Kelly Huston and Russ Ortega finished with 22 points each for the Panthers (11-7, 2-3), who lost for the third time in their last four games. James Conway added 12 points for Riverside.


California Lutheran 80, Christ College Irvine 69--Steve Delazeaga scored a game-high 34 points to lead California Lutheran at home. Robert Palotta and Mike Thompson each scored 17 to lead Christ College (7-14, 0-6).

Southern California Christian 99, Fresno Pacific 86--Phil Hill scored a career-high 34 points to lead the Vanguards (9-11, 4-2) at Costa Mesa. Mike Lightfoot added 16 points and Todd Dixon added 11 assists for SCC.