Doran scores 16 in Pacific win
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP)—James Doran scored a career-high 16 points to lead Pacific to a 67-63 overtime victory against Cal State Bakersfield on Wednesday night at Spanos Center.
Doran made two free throws with 16 seconds to play in regulation to send the game into an extra period tied 56-56 after Bakersfield had erased a seven-point Pacific lead in the final six minutes.
Joe Ford had 12 points and six rebounds for Pacific (3-2). Ford began overtime with a drive to the basket, and his two free throws tied the game for the 11th time at 60-60 with 1:57 to play.
Bryan LeDuc (8 points, 6 rebounds) followed with a basket in the lane for Pacific, and the Tigers never trailed again despite Terrence Johns’ 3-pointer cutting the margin to 64-63 with 24 seconds remaining.
Johns led Bakersfield (3-4) with 12 points. Donald Lee and Bryan Emanuel each scored 11 points for the Roadrunners.
Pacific led 50-43 with six minutes remaining in regulation, but Johns led Bakersfield on a 13-4 run that put the Roadrunners ahead 56-54 after two free throws by Trent Blakley (8 points, 8 rebounds) with 41 seconds to play.
After Doran?s free throws tied the game, Johns had a 3-pointer roll around the rim and out at the regulation buzzer.
A 3-pointer by Emanuel gave Bakersfield its final lead at 60-58 the 14th lead change of the game midway through overtime before Pacific rallied at the finish.