Johnson paces San Diego to win over Pepperdine

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SAN DIEGO (AP)—Trumaine Johnson scored 16 points and Gyno Pomare added 14 as San Diego extended its winning streak to five with a 62-47 win over Pepperdine on Thursday.

San Diego (11-7, 3-0 West Coast Conference) held the Waves to 35.2 percent shooting. The Toreros have limited their last three opponents to an average of 49 points per game.

San Diego has won its first three conference games for the first time since joining the WCC in the 1979-80 season.

Mychel Thompson scored 15 points to lead Pepperdine (4-14, 1-1), which had won three of its last four games.

The Toreros scored 12 unanswered points in the first half to take a 27-10 lead with 4:22 remaining. The Waves, who trailed 30-17 at halftime, never cut the lead to less than double digits.

Roberto Mafra scored 12 points off the bench for San Diego, which had eight blocked shots and committed only five turnovers.

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Mychel Thompson Mychel Thompson
5-10,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists
 San Diego
Trumaine Johnson Trumaine Johnson
7-12,  16 Pts
3 Rebs, 4 Assists

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