Bakersfield puts away Pepperdine

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Richard Andrews scored 21 points and Carl Damus had 14 points and nine rebounds to lead Cal State Bakersfield to an 82-76 upset of Pepperdine at Malibu on Thursday night.

Andrews, who made six of eight free throws, closed out the game with a one-handed dunk with seven seconds left.

Kingsley Costain had 19 points for the Waves (2-9), off to their worst start since the 1996-97 season when they lost 10 of their first 12 games.

Bakersfield (3-5), which is in its final season playing at the Division II level before moving to Division I next season, outrebounded Pepperdine, 44-29.

The Roadrunners were down six points midway through the second half, but they fought back with an 11-3 run and moved ahead, 66-64, with 6:26 left and never trailed again.

Cal State Northridge 73, Master's 66 -- Calvin Chitwood scored 26 points and Jonathan Heard had 23 to lead the Matadors (6-4) over the visiting Mustangs (4-5), an NAIA school.

Chitwood and Heard scored the last 12 points for the Matadors over the final 5 minutes 14 seconds to ensure victory.

Lucien Pesoli, a transfer from Louisiana Lafayette, scored a season-high 22 points for the Master's.


Nadia Parker scored a career-high 19 points and Shay Murphy recorded her fifth double-double of the season to lead USC (5-4) to a 78-53 win over visiting Prairie View A&M; (2-5). The Trojans took a 42-18 halftime lead. Murphy finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

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