CS Northridge beats Cal State Bakersfield 79-62
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (AP)—Tremaine Townsend scored 10 of his 14 points during a decisive first-half run as Cal State Northridge defeated Cal State Bakersfield 79-62 Thursday night.
Townsend scored the first eight points for Cal State Northridge (10-10), the final four in a 28-3 run that spanned 9:30. He also made one free throw, one 3-pointer, and capped the run with a putback that put his team ahead 32-17 with 5:40 remaining in the half. He missed the second half with an injured right ankle.
Bakersfield (6-16) led 14-4 early but never got closer than 10 points after the Matadors’ run. The Roadrunners missed 11 of 12 shots in that span and shot 34.5 percent in the game.
Alex Johnson scored 17 points and Santwon Latunde added 14 points and 12 rebounds for Bakersfield.
Therin Taylor scored 13 points for Northridge.