UC Riverside 85, Hope 49

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP)—Larry Cunningham scored 21 points as UC Riverside rallied to an 85-49 victory against Hope International Wednesday night in a nonconference game.

Sean Cunningham scored 13 points, and Severin Gates added 12 for the Highlanders (2-4). B.J. Visman added seven rebounds, and Cleavon Barlow had five assists.

UC Riverside struggled to a 35-29 halftime lead before using a 24-3 second-half run to put Hope (1-5) away.

Cunningham scored 12 of his 21 points in the second half as the Highlanders got more aggressive, shooting 24 foul shots while forcing nine turnovers to key their run.

Hope International got as close as 35-32 on Ryan Sewitsky’s 3-pointer with 19:35 remaining. Sophomore forward Michael Johnson led the Royals with 11 points.

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Updated Thursday, Nov 29, 2007