Foster leads Santa Clara to 83-80 win

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP)—Kevin Foster scored 22 of his career-high 24 points in the second half to help Santa Clara rally from an 18-point deficit to beat Belmont 83-80 in the first round of the Cable Car Classic on Monday night.

James Rahon added 15 points as the Broncos (6-7) snapped a three-game losing streak.

Matthew Dotson scored 18 points to lead the Bruins (5-5), who had won three of their past four games. Andy Wicke had 17 and Alex Renfroe added 16.

Foster and Rahon hit consecutive baskets to put the Broncos up 75-71 with just over five minutes remaining to play.

Foster scored 10 of his points as the Broncos scored the first 18 of the second half to tie it at 46-all.

The Bruins missed five shots and turned the ball over six times during a scoreless streak that lasted just over six minutes.

Belmont led at the half, 46-28.

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Alex Renfroe Alex Renfroe
4-9,  16 Pts
6 Rebs, 7 Assists
 Santa Clara
Kevin Foster Kevin Foster
8-17,  24 Pts
1 Rebs, 3 Assists

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