Pepperdine beats Western Oregon, 77-67

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MALIBU, Calif. (AP)—Mychel Thompson scored 21 points and Dane Suttle added 16 to help Pepperdine hold off Western Oregon, 77-67 on Saturday afternoon.

The Wolves pulled as close as 68-65 when Travis Kuhns made two free throws with 2:50 left, but Thompson scored five straight points on a jumper and 3-pointer to extend Pepperdine’s lead.

Taylor Darby finished with a career-high 15 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Pepperdine (3-13).

The Waves, who led by as many as 15 in the second half, had a season-high 19 assists and season-low nine turnovers.

Blair Wheadon had 16 points and Matt Schmidt and Travis Kuhns each had 11 for the Division II Wolves (6-4).

The Waves overcame a shaky start against Western Oregon to take a 41-35 halftime lead.

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Blair Wheadon Blair Wheadon
6-12,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 3 Assists
Mychel Thompson Mychel Thompson
7-16,  21 Pts
7 Rebs, 3 Assists

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